Indiana Sportsbooks and Mobile Betting

Now that Indiana has legalized in-person and online sports betting, the state’s first ever sportsbooks and betting sites are open for business with the blessing of the state.

Casinos, racetracks and off-track betting parlors (OTBs) have been approved to open retail and online sportsbooks if licensed by the Indiana Gaming Commission (IGC). Most such facilities have wisely chosen to take advantage of the opportunity and now hold sports betting licenses.

The state has approved the construction of twelve sportsbooks at casinos and three at OTB locations. Additionally, each approved license holder may operate up to three individual mobile sportsbooks (also known as “skins”).

This page will provide a continuously-updated list of Indiana sportsbooks along with other information such as launch dates, operating hours and so on as it becomes known. We’ll start with a list of online sportsbooks and follow that with a look at each retail sportsbook.

Mobile Sportsbooks in Indiana

Update: Mobile sports betting is now live in Indiana. DraftKings and BetRivers were approved to go live on October 3rd, 2019 and now offer online betting across the state. FanDuel followed suit less than a month later.

Under Indiana sports betting law, each licensee may partner with third-party service providers to operate up to three online sportsbooks. In this manner, experienced providers such as DraftKings and FanDuel may partner with land-based sportsbooks for access to the Indiana market.

The IGC oversees mobile betting in Indiana and has issued a handful of licenses to date. Below is a look at betting providers that have either already received IGC approval or that we believe will be approved in the near future.

We expect most or all of the big names in online betting will apply to offer their services in Indiana. With each licensee allowed to operate up to three skins, there will be no shortage of slots for experienced providers to enter the Indiana betting market.

Additionally, many of these providers already have long term partnerships with the parent companies of most Indiana casinos.

The law in Indiana should encourage many applicants. Reasonable license fees ($100K) and a 9.5% tax rate make Indiana an attractive market for sports betting operators.

Now, here’s a look at who we believe will be the main players in Indiana after mobile betting is given the green light.


DraftKings Indiana

DraftKings is partnered with Ameristar East Chicago to offer online betting in Indiana. After receiving a license from the Indiana Gaming Commission and approval to launch mobile betting, DraftKings Sportsbook went live in October 2019.

Now, DraftKings offers a full menu of mobile betting to Hoosier State residents and visitors. This includes standard pre-game wagers, in-play betting and special promotions for mobile and desktop users alike.

DraftKings will likely emerge as one of the dominant mobile betting apps in Indiana given its massive success in New Jersey. Additionally, DraftKings will benefit from name recognition and an established userbase due to its previous operations as one of the country’s two leading daily fantasy sites.


BetRivers Indiana

Rush Street Interactive holds a sports wagering license in Indiana and has been approved to work in partnership with French Lick Resort. BetRivers Indiana launched mobile betting in Indiana in October 2019 on the same day DraftKings went live.

Parent company Rush Street Gaming operates a small chain of casinos across Illinois, Pennsylvania and New York in addition to running mobile betting sites under the BetRivers.com banner through its online-focused subsidiary Rush Street Interactive.


FanDuel Sportsbook

  • Website: www.fanduel.com
  • IGC Status: Approved; live in Indiana as of 22 October 2019
  • Partnered with: Blue Chip Casino and Belterra Casino Resort

FanDuel parent company Betfair Interactive US was granted a sports wagering vendor license on August 8th of 2019 and received the green light to begin mobile betting two months later.

Just like DraftKings, FanDuel benefits from name recognition and a database of fantasy sports customers it can leverage to get a quick start in Indiana. Over in New Jersey, FanDuel has taken the lead as the most popular online sportsbook in terms of revenue and will be looking to do the same in Indiana.

FanDuel’s partnerships with Blue Chip Casino and Belterra Resort derive from a larger agreement FanDuel reached with Boyd Gaming in 2018. Under that agreement, the two companies have a deal in place to partner on sports betting in states where Boyd Gaming operates casinos when favorable legislation is enacted.


Caesars Interactive

  • Mobile launch date: Unknown
  • IGC Status: Approved
  • Partnered with: Horseshoe Hammond

Caesars Interactive serves as the online betting subdivision of Caesars Entertainment and will likely launch at least one mobile app under its own name.

The sheer number of casinos Caesars operates in Indiana gives the company plenty of slots to partner with other providers in addition to launching an app under its own brand name.


Penn Interactive

  • Mobile launch date: Unknown
  • IGC Status: Approved
  • Partnered with: Hollywood Casino

Penn Interactive will be quite busy in the Indiana market with two land-based casinos in operation run by parent company Penn National and partnership agreements with multiple other online providers.

Recently, Penn National reached partnerships with theScore, FOX Bet, DraftKings and PointsBet to offer online betting in Indiana and other states. Penn Interactive also holds a sports wagering vendor license in Indiana.

In addition to working with other providers, Penn Interactive also has the option of running an online sportsbook under its own name with the assistance of Kambi.


BetAmerica Indiana

  • Website: www.betamerica.com
  • Mobile launch date: Unknown
  • IGC Status: Approved
  • Partnered with: Rising Star Casino

BetAmerica and parent company Churchill Downs have a partnership in place with Rising Star Casino to launch a retail sportsbook and mobile betting in Indiana. A launch date has yet to be announced, but Churchill Downs holds an Indiana sports wagering license and should be launching in fairly short order.


William Hill Indiana

  • Website: www.williamhill.com
  • Mobile launch date: Unknown
  • IGC Status: Approved
  • Partnered with: Tropicana Evansville

International sports betting giant William Hill has secured its place in Indiana. The IGC has granted William Hill a sports betting vendor license to provide technology and ongoing assistance to Tropicana Evansville.

William Hill will be a strong contender in Indiana with a lot of experience both online and in-person. In addition to its many years in the international market, William Hill operates 100+ sportsbooks in Nevada, Iowa, West Virginia, New Jersey and elsewhere.


BetIndiana

  • Website: www.betindiana.com
  • Mobile launch date: Unknown
  • IGC Status: Pending
  • Partnered with: Majestic Star Casino

BetIndiana announced plans to offer online and mobile betting in Indiana with a press release issued in October 2019. Details are limited at this time, but the BetIndiana group appears serious and has a partnership agreement in place with Majestic Star Casino (soon to become Hard Rock Casino).


theScore

Media-company-turned-sportsbook-operator theScore has a path into Indiana through its partnership with Penn National. Under that agreement, Penn National has the option to extend its Indiana sports betting license to theScore.

What an online sportsbook run by theScore looks like remains to be seen – theScore has not yet launched in any state. What we do know is theScore has a massive userbase and a lot of potential to challenge any of the other big-name operators in short order, provided the software is of a high standard.


PointsBet Indiana

  • Website: https://pointsbet.com
  • Mobile launch date: Unknown
  • IGC Status: Not yet licensed
  • Partnered with: Not yet announced

Australian firm PointsBet first came to the US by way of New Jersey and offers a unique type of sports betting not yet offered anywhere else. In addition to offering standard sports wagers, PointsBet also allows users to place bets that offer variable payouts based on the accuracy of the prediction.

For example, consider a point total wager on an NBA game. If you were to place a PointsBet wager on this market, you would choose not only the over or under but also choose an amount to wager per point.

Imagine placing a wager of $1 per point on the over for a game in which the total is 205 points. If you’re right, you’ll be paid $1 for every point the final score goes over 205. If the final total ends up being 220 points, you would be paid $15.

Of course, this can also go against you. Get it wrong and you’ll be losing $1 for every point under 205 that the actual total ends up being. To continue our example, imagine the actual total ends up being 190 points. In that case, you would lose $15.

PointsBet and Penn National have a partnership in place that may provide access to the Indiana market, but neither brand has announced any specific plans.


FOX Bet

FOX Bet is an up-and-coming betting app that is the product of a partnership between The Stars Group and FOX Sports. The two joined forces in May and to create a sportsbook that will have the key advantages of experience, technical know-how, brand name recognition and widespread reach courtesy of FOX Sports.

In Indiana, FOX Bet has two primary pathways into the market. A deal struck between The Stars Group and Eldorado Resorts could see FOX Bet launch in partnership with Tropicana Evansville. An alternate deal reached between Penn National and The Stars Group could also see FOX Bet launch in partnership with Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg.

Retail Sportsbooks in Indiana

All of Indiana’s commercial casinos have applied for (and received) licenses to launch sportsbooks on casino property.

That leaves us with twelve casinos and three OTBs that will play host to sportsbooks in Indiana.


Ameristar Casino Hotel East Chicago

Ameristar parent company Penn National launched a retail sportsbook in September 2019 and has several options for running a mobile sportsbook as well. Ameristar may operate an online sportsbook under its own name and/or mobile betting in partnership with DraftKings, theScore, FOX Bet and PointsBet.

Address:

777 Ameristar Blvd.
East Chicago, IN 46312


Belterra Casino Resort

Belterra Casino parent company Boyd Gaming has a partnership in place with FanDuel to operate sportsbooks in Indiana and elsewhere. FanDuel Sportsbook at Belterra is now open for business.

Boyd Gaming has not announced its online betting plans, but we can expect to see FanDuel launching a mobile sportsbook in partnership with one of the Boyd properties.

Address:

777 Belterra Dr.
Florence, IN 47020


Blue Chip Casino

Blue Chip Casino in Indiana opened a FanDuel-managed sportsbook in early September, 2019. The new FanDuel Sportsbook measures a little over 2,700 square feet and comes fully equipped with five betting windows, 22 TV screens and two sports tickers.

Address:

777 Blue Chip Dr.
Michigan City, IN 46360


French Lick Casino Resort

The sportsbook at French Lick Resort can be found at the south end of the casino near the bar and Player Service area. Players can visit one of three betting windows from 9 AM to 11 PM daily or use any of the eight self-service kiosks 24 hours a day.

On the resort side, French Lick houses two historic hotels, three golf courses, two spas and a recently-added sports bar as a part of a $17 million addition.

Address:

8670 West State Road 56
French Lick, IN 47432


Harrah’s Hoosier Park

Harrah’s Hoosier Park is another Caesars property and launched The Book in September 2019.  The Book is now open seven days a week and can be found near the Terrace Showroom. A high-def television wall and luxury seating throughout the sportsbook promise a comfortable experience for all visitors.

Address:

4500 Dan Patch Cir.
Anderson, IN 46013


Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg

Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg launched a retail sportsbook in September 2019. Guests can find the sportsbook inside Hops House 99.

When it comes to an online sportsbook, Hollywood Casino has options there as well. Penn National has forged relationships with numerous providers including William Hill, DraftKings, PointsBet, theScore and FOX Bet. Look for any or all of those to launch off the Hollywood Indiana license.

Address:

777 Hollywood Blvd.
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025


Indiana Grand

Indiana Grand received an upgrade over the summer in anticipation of sports betting and has since launched a retail sportsbook. We can also expect to see Indiana Grand take advantage of online betting, although details on those plans are also limited at present.

Address:

4300 N. Michigan Rd.
Shelbyville, IN 46176


Rising Star Casino Resort

Rising Star Casino has released little information regarding its plan on sports betting beyond a simple page on its website explaining that a sportsbook is coming soon. What that sportsbook will look like or offer remains to be seen. Rising Star will also have the option to launch up to three mobile betting sites but again, information is lacking at this time.

Address:

777 Rising Star Dr.
Rising Sun, Indiana 47040


The Book at Caesars Southern Indiana

Caesars Southern Indiana has made no secrets of its plan to launch a retail sportsbook called The Book. A page on the casino’s website details a sportsbook that will open on 12 September 2019 featuring large screen TVs and sports betting action all year long.

An online sportsbook managed by Caesars Southern Indiana is also likely in the works, although details are limited at this time. In other states, Caesars operates mobile betting apps under its own name and in partnership with other providers.

Address:

11999 Casino Center Dr.
Elizabeth, IN 47117


The Book at Horseshoe Hammond

Horseshoe Hammond now has a page up on its website advertising the impending launch of “The Book” in September. The casino began construction of the sportsbook in July in an area that will replace the old promotions desk on the casino floor. According to a local news report, the sportsbook will occupy 5,300 square feet. A Caesars Entertainment official has recently informed local media The Book will launch on September 4th.

Address:

777 Casino Center Dr.
Hammond, IN 46320


Tropicana Evansville

Tropicana Evansville partnered with William Hill to open an in-person sportsbook in September 2019. After completing its acquisition of Caesars Entertainment, Tropicana can potentially work with William Hill, DraftKings and The Stars Group (parent company of FOX Bet) for online and mobile betting.

Address:

421 NW Riverside Dr.
Evansville, IN 47708


Majestic Star Casino

Majestic Star Casino was the last to join the list of Indiana casinos with sports betting licenses, leading to some speculation it would forgo applying for a sportsbook. The two Majestic Star Casino boats are slated to move inland and rebrand as a singular Hard Rock Casino in Gary.

That plan is still in place, but it seems Majestic Star parent company Spectacle Entertainment will be wasting no time adding sports betting to the menu. In September 2019, the Indiana Gaming Commission issued a sports wagering license to Majestic Star.

Other plans for the new casino include the construction of a $300 million facility complete with 225,000 square feet of gaming space, 2,000 slot machines, a Hard Rock Café, Hard Rock Live music venue and much more.

Current Address:

1 Buffington Harbor Drive
Gary, IN 46406


Winner’s Circle OTBs in New Haven, Indianapolis and Clarksville

Caesars Entertainment operates four off-track betting (OTB) locations in Indiana and will install sportsbooks at three of them. The fourth, Winner’s Circle Indiana Grand, is located inside a different Caesars property that will already have a sportsbook.

Details on how sports betting will work at each of the Winner’s Circle OTBs are lacking as of today, but Caesars Entertainment already has the license it needs to host sportsbooks at each.

Winner’s Circle Clarksville Address:

650 Eastern Blvd.
Clarksville, IN 47129

Winner’s Circle OTB Indianapolis Address:

20 N. Pennsylvania St. Suite 2
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Winner’s Circle New Haven Address:

1304 Minnich Rd.
New Haven, Indiana 46774


Four Winds South Bend

There is also the question of Indiana’s sole tribal casino, Four Winds South Bend.

Four Winds operates as a Class II casino, which precludes the casino from offering sports wagering.

However, Four Winds officials have reportedly asked Gov. Holcomb to negotiate the casino being able to add sports betting and table games. Four Winds may eventually get involved at some point.

Address:

3000 Prairie Ave
South Bend, IN 46614