Indiana Crosses $1 Billion in Yearly Sports Betting Handle

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Indiana is officially a $1 billion sports betting state.

The Indiana Gaming Commission published its December wagering numbers on Tuesday morning. The state pulled in $313.1 million in bets to push its 2020 handle to $1.23 billion.

Football made up 32% of the handle, while basketball made up 29%.

The Ameristar Casino in East Chicago, Indiana, was responsible for bringing in $125 million of that handle. That’s because DraftKings, PointsBet, theScore and The Stars Group all have their mobile skins tied to that casino.

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Owned by Penn Gaming, the casino announced recently it would rebrand its own retail book as the Barstool Sportsbook.

Indiana’s $1.23 billion yearly handle is likely to finish in the top five among legal sports states, behind New Jersey, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Illinois.

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