Indiana was the biggest sports betting market in the Midwest portion of the United States for nearly 12 months, but that is no longer the case. Sports betting is still going strong in the Hoosier state, but there is now more competition than ever.
Indiana sports betting first became legal before the Summer of 2019, and it did not take the state long to get things up and running. The Indiana Gaming Commission oversees and regulates the sports betting industry, and there are a number of retail and online sports betting options available.
Retail sports betting first launched in September 2019, and online options came in October 2019. There have been a number of new operators launch since that time, and there is still plenty of room to grow in the Indiana sports betting industry.
Retail Sports Betting Options in Indiana
Indiana initially launched sports betting with only retail betting, but online has become the most popular way to bet in the state. With that being said, there are still a number of great retail betting options in Indiana, and some new casinos are currently under construction.
Commercial casinos and off-track betting sites were given the opportunity to partner with sports betting providers to apply for a sports betting license. The following list is where retail sports betting is currently offered in Indiana:
- Ameristar Casino
- Belterra Casino Resort
- Blue Chip Casino
- Caesars Southern Indiana
- French Lick
- Harrah’s Hoosier Park
- Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg
- Horseshoe Casino Hammond
- Horseshoe Southern Indiana
- Indiana Grand
- Rising Star Casino Resort
- Tropicana Evansville
- Winner’s Circle Clarksville
- Winner’s Circle Indianapolis
- Winner’s Circle New Haven
Indiana Online Sportsbook Apps
Online sports betting has accounted for nearly 90 percent of all bets placed in the state of Indiana, and this state has been able to attract some of the biggest names in the industry. The list below is expected to grow in 2021 and beyond, but bettors in the state already have some terrific online options.
- Caesars Sportsbook
- theScore Bet
- Unibet Sportsbook
- William Hill
Popular Teams in Indiana
Indiana is a state that has just two major professional sports teams, but this state is full of die-hard sports fans. There is no shortage of teams to bet on in Indiana, and looking outside the state offers plenty of great options as well.
Here are some of the top teams to bet on in Indiana and a look at other teams with a strong following in the state.
Betting on the NFL is king in the United States, but that hasn’t been the case in the state of Indiana. The Hoosier State loves its basketball, and that makes the Indiana Pacers of the NBA the most popular team.
Even though the Pacers have not been highly successful in terms of winning titles, fans throughout the state are drawn to this team. The Pacers will help drive sports betting in Indiana.
The Indianapolis Colts compete in the AFC South Division, and they have been a perennial contender in that division in recent years. Since the NFL is so prevalent in the US, the Colts have been one of the most popular betting markets in the state of Indiana.
Indiana shares a border with the state of Illinois, and Chicago is just miles away from the Northwest portion of the state. This has allowed Chicago sports teams to become extremely popular with sports fans in Indiana, especially in that portion of the state.
The Chicago Bears and the Chicago Cubs are two of the most popular teams to bet on with Indiana residents.
The Indiana sports betting law allows for betting on in-state college teams, and there are a number of popular teams in this state. College basketball and football are the two most popular sports to bet on, and these are the sports that you will find offered by the sportsbooks.
The Indiana Hoosiers are the most popular college basketball team in Indiana, but it is the Notre Dame Fighting Irish that has the largest fanbase when it comes to college football. Other teams such as Purdue, Indiana State, and Evansville are popular as well.