Online Betting in

The Hoosier State is fast establishing itself as the gambling capital of the Midwest.

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Online sports betting legal in Indiana

Indiana Sportsbooks

Indiana, may only have 6.6 million people, but it more than punches above its weight when it comes to sports and gambling.

With fourteen casinos, two racetracks and a state lottery since the 80s it is part of the US's gambling royalty.

Indiana was one of the first states to legalize online gambling and have very few restrictions, making it one of the best states to place an online wager.

As of 2020, the state has welcomed is home to five major sportsbooks, DraftKings, FanDuel and BetRivers, BetMGM and PointsBet.

DraftKings is by far the most popular online sportsbook in the Hoosier state. In October 2019 they posted a $39.4 million handle, compared to BetRivers at $6.3 million and FanDuel with $2.4 million.

A lot of the profit recorded by the state actually comes from the bordering states, where online sports betting is not yet legal. Many Chicago residents make the trip across the border on game day.

Best Indiana Sportsbooks


Most Popular in IN
  • Polished and efficient app
  • Dozens of betting markets
  • Excellent welcome bonus
  • Lots of payment options including PayPal
  • Customer service is only available online
Welcome Offer
$25 no deposit free bet + up to $500 deposit bonus + up to $500 free bet
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Website: 2012
Owner: Jason RobinsHeadquarters: Boston


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DraftKings is the largest fantasy sports operator in the US. Since 2018, they have established themselves as one of the country's most successful online sportsbooks. According to BettingScanner's 2020 survey, DraftKings can boast the country's highest brand awareness at 44%.

Draftkings sportsbook is operational in the following states:

  • New Jersey
  • Indiana
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Hampshire
  • Iowa
  • West Virginia
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  • Tried and tested
  • Great Juice
  • Easy to use and logical app
  • Lots of deposit options
  • Less withdrawl options than deposit options (but they do offer PayPal)
Welcome Offer
Up to $500 risk-free bet
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Website: fanduel.comFounded: 2009
Owner: Flutter Entertainment (previously Paddy Power Betfair)Headquarters: New York City
Fanduel Sportsbook
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The New York-based company began life as a daily fantasy sports provider but now can claim to be the country's most popular sportsbook. According to BettingScanner, it enjoys the second highest brand awareness rate in the US (41%).

Fanduel Sportsbook is operational in the following states:

  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • West Virginia
  • Indiana
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Best for Point spreads
  • The best in its niche: points betting
  • Large selection of NBA, NHL, MLB and NFL bets
  • Great customer service (including a live chat)
  • Lack of college sports bets
  • No PayPal payment option
  • No teaser bets
Welcome Offer
Deposit $50 get $150 bonus
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Website: pointsbet.comFounded: 2017
Owner: PointsbetHeadquarters: New Jersey
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Author: Nils Edmondson Nils Edmondson

Pointsbet is an Australian company, that launched in the US in 2019. It is now active online in New Jersey and Iowa.

The sportsbook places a heavy emphasis on point spread betting.

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New to Indiana!
  • Large number of bets
  • American brand
  • Official NFL provider
  • NJ focused brand
  • The desktop site could look better
Welcome Offer
$500 risk-free bet
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Website: 1993
Owner: MGM Resorts InternationalHeadquarters: Paradise, Nevada, United States
BetMGM desktop
BetMGM mobile
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Author: Nils Edmondson Nils Edmondson

PlayMGM and BetMGM are owned by MGM Resorts International. The sportsbook is branded as PlayMGM in Nevada and BetMGM in New Jersey and West Virginia.

The iconic brand's transition into the online sports betting world has been seamless. Its NJ sports betting app is one of the most highly rated in the state.

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  • Trustworthy
  • US company
  • Great Buy-out
  • Excellent welcome bonus
  • Good selection of Payment options
  • Indiana and Pennsylvania specific products
  • No pay-pal payment option
Welcome Offer
Matched First Deposit up to $250
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Website: 2009
Owner: Rush Street InteractiveHeadquarters: Pittsburgh, PA
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Author: Nils Edmondson Nils Edmondson

BetRivers was a brick and mortar casino than transitioned to online gambling after the PASPA ruling in 2018.

The sportsbook is now operational online in the following states:

  • Pennsylvania
  • Indiana
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Frequently asked questions about sports betting in IN

With a long history of gambling, expectations are high in the state if Indiana.

⚖️ Is sports betting legal in Indiana?

Yes! As of September 1st 2019 sports betting was legalized in Indiana.

Three sportsbooks, BetRivers, FanDuel and DraftKings, have launched their online services now.

📍 Where can I bet on sports in Indiana?

You can either bet on sports at a 'bricks and mortar' sportsbook or casino. Famous casinos located in Indiana include Ameristar Casino Resort and Belterra Casino Resort.

You can also bet online with three sportsbooks; DraftKings, FanDuel and BetRivers.

❓What sportsbooks are there in Indiana

There are five sportsbooks active in Indiana state. They are:






🗓️ When did sports betting become legal in Indiana?

Sports betting became legal in September 2019. Sports Betting online began in October 2019, when DraftKings launched their sportsbook app for Indiana-based customers.

💻 Can I bet online with BetRivers in Indiana?

Yes! BetRivers became the third online sportsbook in the state. They join DraftKings and FanDuel who were already established in the Hoosier State

🏠 Do I have to be a resident of Indiana to bet?

No. You must be within state lines to bet with an Indianan sportsbook, but as long as you have US address you can sign-up as a visitor. This includes online betting.

Online Sportsbooks in Indiana

History was made on September the 1st 2019 when the first sportsbooks were launched in the state. So far, there are only a couple of sportsbooks online; Draftkings and BetRivers but by early 2020 we expect it to a list of over ten sportsbooks.

The Indiana Gaming Commission regulates the sports betting market in the state.

As it stands they only allow a sportsbook to launch if they are partnered with an existing casino. This is common practice in states where there is an established gambling industry. It helps to channel revenue back into state-based companies.

Online Sportsbooks in Indiana: DraftKings

DraftKings, the fantasy sports provider was the first sportsbook to launch an app in Indiana. The sportsbook currently tops our best sportsbook list in 2019. The sportsbook currently dominates the market in Indiana. At first glance, this can seem strange considering FanDuel, the countries largest online sportsbook, with a similar background as a fantasy sports operator, is also active in the state. However, it makes sense when you realize that Draftkings was up and running first, and that really matters in the early stages.

The sportsbook was eager to get up and running before the NFL season got underway.

Football is the most popular sport in the Hoosier State and with the Indiana Colts representing the state in the NFL, it was a smart move by DraftKings. In fact, 45% of the state's betting handle in October 2019 came from football bets.

We find they offer an excellent service. Their in-play selection is a little restricted in the state, but that is down to legislation rather than their offering. We are especially impressed with how they have catered to the local market, with a wide selection of bets available for the Indy 500.

Online Sportsbooks in Indiana: FanDuel

FanDuel arrived in the state behind their rivals, DraftKings, but the sportsbook offers an equally excellent service.

Their app is an excellent option for both amateur and expert bettors. It is easy to use and looks great.

The welcome bonus is not quite as generous as DraftKings in Indiana, which means they come in second place in our ranking system.

Online Sportsbooks in Indiana: PointsBet

If you place a lot of points spreads, the you have to download PointsBet. It's that simple.

The sportsbook, originally from Australia, is primarily focused on this form of betting - even if they offer moneylines.

If you place points spreads as well as other types of bets, then we suggest you sign-up to another sportsbook and PointsBet.

We are not sure why PointsBet, have focused on Indiana compared to other markets, but we suspect it may be down to the popularity of football and basketball. These two sports are great for points spreads

Indiana sports betting law

The current law is relatively unrestrictive in comparison to other states. In Nevada, for example, legislation insists that customers deposit, withdraw and sign- up in person. Indiana, which also has an established casino and sportsbook industry, has been more modern in its approach.

In Indiana you can:

  • Bet in person, or online on sports anywhere in the state.
  • Wager on your mobile.
  • Deposit and withdraw at sportsbooks online.
  • Sign up to a sportsbook online.

As it stands, for a sportsbook to launch in Indiana they have to partner with an existing casino.

This is why there has been a small delay in sportsbooks being able to launch their services. There are 14 casinos and 2 racetracks for US-based sportsbooks to partner up with. However, it can take a few months before they are able to come to an agreement with casinos. They also have to foot a $70,000 annual license fee.

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Indiana Sports Betting Trends

Indiana is home to 6.6 million people. The state is mad for its sports with football, basketball and motor racing the most popular.

They are represented by two major professional sports teams: the Indianapolis Colts (NFL) and the Indiana Pacers (NBA).

Football is the runaway winner so far when it comes to sports bets placed in the state.

Gambling itself runs through the veins of Indiana, with a large number of bricks and mortar casinos, riverboat casinos and two racetracks. The industry had been declining in recent years, which explains the states relatively swift decision to legalise sports betting after the PASPA was removed at a national level in 2018.

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Sports betting licenses

Indiana, like many other states, requires sportsbooks to partner with an existing casino in order to obtain a license. This is a way to retain some control over the online sports betting market. The three sportsbooks which have already set up shop in the state have partnered with the following casinos:

  • Draftkings operates under the Ameristar Casino license
  • BetRivers operates under the French Lick Resort license
  • FanDuel operates under the Blue Chip Casino