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Sports betting is now legal in Indiana. Here's everything you need to know.
10th September, 20:30As Indiana faces major gaming changes that could lead to legalized online sports betting, new casino locations and more casino profits, ethical questions still hound the industry. Here's why. Dwight Adams, email@example.com
It's here, sports fans. Sports gambling became legal in Indiana Sept. 1.
You may have questions about this, such as: What am I allowed to bet on? Where can I place a bet? Can I bet from my phone?
We have the answers you seek. Here's everything you need to know about legal sports gambling in Indiana.
Yes. Sports betting became legal in Indiana Sept. 1. Three casinos in the state took bets that day, but other locations authorized to conduct sports betting won't begin taking bets until later.
Eight locations are authorized to take bets at their retail sportsbooks as of Sept. 5. Those locations are:
Two additional locations are authorized to begin taking sports bets at later dates:
Four more locations have been permitted to conduct sports betting, but regulators have not granted those locations opening dates as of Sept. 5. Those locations are:
In addition to major leagues like the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL, the Indiana Gaming Commission has approved bets on events like professional boxing, golf, soccer, tennis and auto racing. Bettors can also bet on less popular events like darts, cricket, lacrosse and sailing.
Indiana law prohibits wagering on high school and amateur youth sporting events. Betting on NCAA Division I sports, however, is allowed.
A complete list of leagues and events you can bet on can be found on the Indiana Gaming Commission's website.
You'll be able to bet on the outcomes of games and make proposition bets, which are bets regarding an occurrence within a game. An example of a proposition bet is betting that Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett throws four touchdown passes against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 3 of the NFL regular season.
It's anybody's guess. Mobile sports betting, while it became legal Sept. 1, is nowhere in sight.
Sara Gonso Tait, executive director of the Indiana Gaming Commission, said Aug. 28 that no location permitted to conduct sports betting has submitted an application to conduct mobile sports betting. Officials said most operators, if not all of them, will roll out mobile betting after opening retail betting locations.
The commission had previously not ruled out a two-tiered approach to rolling out sports gambling in the state, focusing first on retail betting, and then shifting to mobile betting.
Hoosiers who want to bet online will need to create an account on an operator's online platform. To create an account, you'll need to provide some personal identifying information, which may include:
Online platforms are also required to use geofencing technology, which will be used to make sure bettors are in Indiana when placing a bet.
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb signed a bill in May that legalized sports betting in the state beginning Sept. 1. The move came on the heels of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last year that declared unconstitutional a 1992 law that banned state-sponsored sports gambling.