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15th January, 17:37ANDERSON, Ind. - Legal sports betting in Indiana began Sept. 1, 2019, first through sportsbooks and then on mobile apps, and for an enthusiastic gambler named Joe (not his real name), it was like the greatest Christmas morning he ever experienced.
The Book, the name of Harrah's sportsbook at Hoosier Park, is a man-cave fever dream. Gray leather chairs. TV walls rimming the room. A betting window and several automated betting kiosks. Cocktails and fetching waitresses. What else could a bettor ask for, except guaranteed wins? And all of it is regulated, sanctioned, perfectly legal after years and years of existing in the shadows of the black market, no small step forward for an uber-conservative state that went kicking and screaming into Sunday liquor sales.
Joe entered The Book on the day of the college football playoff semifinal games, and his eyes went wide. A smile creased his face.
"I've been waiting for this for 20 years," said...