Legal sports betting is now a reality in Indiana and Hoosiers have been placing bets in person since the official launch date on September 1 – just in time for the start of the NFL season.
The initial rollout was across retail properties with the dozen or so state-authorized casinos quick to open sportsbooks, and all in partnership with existing operators, including such experienced providers as FanDuel and DraftKings.
Mobile and online betting took longer to implement with registration and geo-location technology having to be set-up and tested. But it’s now all systems go in Indiana, and bettors are wagering their hard-earned cash via mobile-friendly websites or apps.
Part of the Rush Street Interactive brand, they have launched successful online sportsbooks, and gambling apps in New Jersey & Pennsylvania are the first operator to launch a legal Sportsbook app here in Indiana. Very similar to the SugarHouse app in NJ, the app sports a very nice design and a good choice of wagering options. There is a generous welcome bonus available to all new players signing up. There are loads of sports to bet on, not just Football, Soccer, Baseball, and Hockey; there are over 25 different options. You can find a decent choice of bet types too, including Parlays, Futures, Moneyline, Round robins, Straight bet, Teasers, and more. If you are a fan of In-Game betting, there are plenty of options available too. Check out our full BetRivers app review, sign up and bag yourself one of the new player bonuses.
This industry heavy is quickly becoming a favorite with Indiana sports bettors having partnered with Caesars Entertainment and Penn National, both of which run two casinos in the state.
As far as apps go this is one of the best out there and whether you’re a seasoned pro or a complete rookie when it comes to betting, you are going to be blown away. Clean-looking, fast and a breeze to navigate, you will be able to get your bet on quickly and their Live In-Game offering is slick to say the least. Refer a friend and they’ll give you $100, which is on top of their already generous first deposit bonus.
Sign up today for a risk-free bet up to $200 as well as a first deposit bonus up to $500 (21+. T&Cs Apply).
Check out our full review of the DraftKings Sportsbook Android and iPhone app for more details.
PointsBet went live in Indiana back in February 2020 and became an instant hit. Offering something a little different to your standard Sportsbook, they also offer Points Betting. They have one of the most generous sign-up bonuses for a legal book for Hoosier bettors too. New customers can get up to $1,500 in risk-free bets to use.
Another fantasy sports behemoth houses retail Sportsbooks at Belterra Casino Resort in Florence and Blue Chip Casino, Michigan City. The operator has online books and apps in New Jersey, where its #1 in terms of revenue, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
Like DraftKings, this operator benefits from name recognition and an already massive database of fantasy sports customers in the Hoosier State, who can link their DFS and Sportsbook accounts. And why shouldn’t they when the app is awesome to use and arguably the best of the bunch. We particularly love their daily promos, which can help ease the pain of close losses, while new customers can take advantage of a huge risk-free bet offer.
Sign up and deposit today and your first bet is ‘risk-free’ – get up to a $500 refund in site credit if you lose (21+. T&Cs Apply)
Check out our full review of the FanDuel Sportsbook Android and iPhone app for more details.
Partnered with Horseshoe Hammond on Lake Michigan, just a stone’s throw from Illinois, and one of the bigger players in the competitive NJ sports betting market.
They’ve owned one of the best casinos on the Las Vegas strip for many years and since spreading their wings into the burgeoning sports betting market, they’ve soared. Their NJ app has been getting rave reviews, including from us, and what they’ve rolled out in Indiana is just as good. But don’t just take our word for it.
The Caesars Sportsbook Android and iPhone app launched in May 2020 and has quickly become a fan favorite. Great looking sports betting app with a wide range of sports to wager on. Backed up by a brand and name you can trust.
This UK-based operator has forged a partnership with Tropicana Eastville for its retail Sportsbook and already supports an app in the New Jersey Sportsbook market.
Having invested heavily in Nevada, where they have 100+ Sportsbooks in operation, they know a thing or two about what US bettors want in an app. And their platform is certainly one of the best in terms of speed. This is mainly down to its slimmed-down design, and ease of navigation. Granted their welcome bonus is less generous than some of their competitors but we still wouldn’t put any IN bettor off from downloading their app.
Sign up today, deposit $50 and get a $50 free matched bet (21+. T&Cs apply)
Check out our full review of the William Hill Sportsbook Android and iPhone app for more details.
Other online Sportsbooks we hope to see open to Hoosiers include bet365, Fox Bet, and 888. We have put together this guide to help you through the process of choosing a suitable Sportsbook app, beginning with what we consider to be some essential criteria.
Fortunately for Indiana bettors, there are now plenty of online sportsbooks to choose from, and the ones we are going to mention here all have quality mobile gambling apps to recommend them.
More are surely on the way as under Indiana law; each licensee can partner with third-party service providers to operate up to three online sportsbooks or “skins”. That can only be good news for Hoosiers as more competition among operators will lead to more favorable odds, offers, and promotions for bettors – watch this space for more exciting Indiana Sportsbooks.