When mobile and online sports betting went live in Indiana in the first week of October, it was a smashing success. The use of Indiana Sports Betting Apps in mobile betting is expected to thrive in the state because surrounding states like Chicago, Cincinnati and Louisville have not yet legalized sports betting.
September revenue figures from sports wagering were off the charts. What was missing in the figures is online sports betting because it only went live in the first week of October with the launching of DraftKings and BetRivers. FanDuel Sportsbook was the last to go live in the last week of October.
Since sports betting in Indiana requires physical presence in the state, bettors have to be resourceful. According to geographical location tracking from GeoComply, bettors in neighbouring states take a trip to Indiana for online sports betting. Chicago, Cincinnati and Louisville residents cross the border and fire up their chosen apps to get their bets in.
Bettors in an around Indiana as well as residents from Gary, French Lick, Hammond, South Bend, and Fort Wayne do not have to go to the casino because they can bet from the convenience of home or anywhere.
Operators expected to shoot up in Indiana
It is expected that most operators in Indiana will go online in the coming months. Right now the market is dominated by DraftKings, BetRivers, and FanDuel. Some of the operators with retail sportsbook licenses but have not gone online include William Hill and BetAmerica.
DraftKings offers a $1,000 sign-up offer to new users and a $500 risk-free bet on the first deposit. DraftKings has a very impressive sportsbook selection with quick and easy deposits and payouts. DraftKings is one of the leading online sportsbook operators in the United States with sports betting in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Indiana, New Hampshire, and Iowa.
BetRivers was launched at the same time as DraftKings and went live through a partnership with Rush Street Interactive and French Lick Casino. Bettors will receive a $100% match up to $250 welcome bonus. BetRivers offers live betting on the NFL, NBA, NHL, and other international sporting events. It offers an excellent rewards program and ongoing promotions. Mobile betting is allowed on both iOS and Android phones.
FanDuel is the last to market its apps but it does not matter because it remains to be the titan of the sports betting industry. Its performance in New Jersey, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Indiana is unparalleled. FanDuel in Indiana allows betting in restaurants, bars, rest stops and anywhere through mobile phones.
FanDuel offers risk-free bets up to $500 free. To get an NBA Win Bonus, a bettor has to place $25 plus pre-live moneyline bet on either team. The bettor gets $3 in site credit for every point that a team wins. For NHL the site credit for every goal the team scores is $5.