LIVE

Indiana Sports Betting

Indiana
Indiana sports betting is live. Online wagering began with DraftKings and BetRivers in fall 2019. In spring 2020, BetMGM, Caesars and PointsBet all went live. Indiana has full online betting and deposits, a huge win for consumers. And it's attractive for operators thanks to friendly rules, population and nearby cities without legal betting. Here's what to know about Indiana sports betting.

Indiana Sportsbook Offers

Right Arrow

Key Takeaways

Is online sports betting legal in Indiana? Yes
When did online sports betting become legal in Indiana? October 2019
What online sportsbooks are available in Indiana? DraftKings, BetMGM, PointsBet, FanDuel, theScore Bet, BetRivers, William Hill and Unibet.
What sports can you bet on in Indiana? No sports are off-limits (relative to other legal U.S. markets). The only bet type that’s not allowed is college player props.

Indiana Highlights

Indiana Sets New State Record for Monthly Sports Betting Total

Indiana sportsbooks took $207.5 million in legal sports wagering for the month of September, a new one-month record total for the state. Indiana also brought in a state-record $14.3 million in sports wagering tax revenue. The state recently passed $1 billion in cumulative sports wagering in July, less than a year after being legalized.

FanDuel Cancels Wrongly Priced Soccer Bets in Indiana

A July MLS match was briefly priced with the significantly incorrect odds, leading one bettor at Blue Chip Casino in Indiana to include the match in multiple parlays that would have paid out nearly $60,000. FanDuel withheld and then canceled payout since Indiana Gaming Commission regulations allow sportsbooks to cancel wagers "in the event of obvious error."

Unibet Launches New Sportsbook in Indiana

Unibet became the eighth sportsbook operating in Indiana after receiving authorization from the Indiana Gaming Commission. Unibet will partner with Horseshoe Hammond Casino, which is owned by Caesars. Indiana is Unibet's third state of operation, joining New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Indiana Teams

Indiana Sports Betting Timeline

  • July 2020

    Unibet launched in Indiana in late July, joining DraftKings, FanDuel, BetMGM, BetRivers, PointsBet and BetAmerica. Its deal runs through the Horseshoe Hammond Casino, which is run by Caesars.

  • October 2019

    Online sports betting in Indiana goes live with DraftKings, FanDuel and BetRivers launching their books.

  • May 2019

    Gov. Eric Holcomb signs the bill into law.

  • April 2019

    HB1015 passes through the Indiana House and Senate in two separate votes.

  • May 2018

    The Supreme Court overturns PASPA, giving states the option to legalize sports betting on their own terms.

  • January 2018

    Indiana actually introduced HB1015, its eventual sports betting bill, before the Supreme Court overturned PASPA. The state anticipated the Supreme Court would rule in New Jersey’s favor.

Indiana Sports Betting Sites & Apps

Indiana bettors have it better than most other states thanks to fully online betting and deposits. Indiana is an attractive market for operators thanks to its 6.7 million people, favorable online betting rules, and proximity to major cities with big populations and no legal betting.

Here are the Indiana sports betting sites and apps that have gone live so far:

DraftKings Sportsbook Indiana

Read our full DraftKings review

BetMGM Sportsbook Indiana

Read our full BetMGM review

PointsBet Sportsbook Indiana

Read our full PointsBet review

FanDuel Sportsbook Indiana

Read our full FanDuel review

theScore Bet Sportsbook Indiana

Read our full theScore Bet review

BetRivers Sportsbook Indiana

Read our full BetRivers review

How to Place a Sports Bet in Indiana

It's easy to get started with sports betting in Indiana. Here's how:

Step 1: Choose a Sportsbook

You’ll want multiple sportsbook accounts to get the best price on every game, and Indiana will have plenty of options to shop for the best lines.

But let’s start with FanDuel. You can get a $500 risk-free bet if you sign up here.

Step 2: Sign up & Verify

Follow the prompts and create an account with FanDuel.

They may ask for your social security number or driver’s license to verify your identity and age.

Step 3: Deposit with Sportsbook

FanDuel will take you right to the deposit screen once you’ve put in your information. Select your payment method, then click deposit. Our preferred method is direct deposit via a bank account — that way when you cash out, the money will go right to your checking account instead of being credited back to a card.

Step 4: Place a Legal Bet

FanDuel has a strong mobile experience and user-friendly betting slip.

Here’s how to place your first bet.

  • Navigate to sport
  • Click the line you want to bet
  • Head to your bet slip
  • Enter your bet amount
  • Submit

Congrats! You’ve just placed your first legal sports bet in Indiana.

How Indiana Sports Betting Compares

We graded Indiana on its sports betting bill and experience relative to other states.

Indiana Sports Betting Grading Card:

Indiana Grading Card

Indiana followed the New Jersey model and got just about everything right when it comes to online sports betting. The Hoosier state chose wisely for the most part: mobile-forward, accessible online deposits, and decent pricing. We just wish they didn’t limit player props on college sports and constrain live betting to commercial breaks.

Mobile Betting Options

Indiana has full online betting. You need to be within the state’s borders to wager. Operators in the Hoosier State took almost $1 billion in bets in their first eight months, and it generated nearly $7 million in revenue for the state. To generate meaningful revenue, states need fully online betting. Indiana got that right. 

Deposit

Indiana bettors can sign up and deposit online. That’s a huge advantage since it removes most of the friction if you want multiple sportsbook accounts. 

Fair Pricing

Getting the best pricing requires lots of sportsbooks in a state. And Indiana did pretty much everything it could to attract the big operators. While books do need to partner with a land-based operator to offer online sports betting, there are 14 total casinos, so there shouldn’t be a shortage of relationships. And the fees to enter are just $100,000 with a $50,000 per year renewal, plus a reasonable 9.5% tax rate. We should see more and more books in Indiana over the next year, which will lead to great pricing for bettors.

Offerings

Just about every bet type is available in Indiana. The state’s gaming commission published a list of all event types, and it’s about what you’d expect. You can bet on college teams based in the state, which you can’t in New Jersey. What can’t you gamble on in Indiana? It sounds like a small thing, but the power of live betting opens up when you can get action down at any time and don’t have to wait until breaks. The Indiana Gaming Commission controls the data sources available and lives betting rules. No college player props are unfortunate for anyone trying to start out making their own projections and beat an exploitable market. Indiana’s failure to legalize online casinos and poker is also a miss. New Jersey and Pennsylvania have seen massive handles and revenue from poker and online gaming, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic without sports.

  • Live betting is limited to “natural” breaks, like commercials or the end of a quarter or inning
  • No college player proposition betting
  • No casino or online poker


Indiana Sports Betting Tips

Sports Betting for Indiana Beginners

New to sports betting? Check out our 11 sports betting tips for beginners so you can get started with wagering in Indiana.

Sports Betting Glossary

Sports betting terms make no sense to most of the world. Get up to speed here with our glossary.

Sports Betting Mistakes to Avoid

You might want to unload bets on your favorite teams like the Indianapolis Colts or Indiana Hoosiers, but you need to be careful if you’re going to make it in the sports betting world.

Here are some mistakes to avoid.

Indiana Teams to Bet on

Although states don't need their own professional team to have a strong sport-specific market, it can certainly help momentum and engagement! Because of legal mobile betting, Indiana bettors can attend pro games and bet and monitor in real-time when watching their favorite teams.

Indiana has three pro teams housed in the immediate downtown Indianapolis area that attracts sports bettor attention.

indianapolis colts football players

NFL Betting in Indiana

Indianapolis Colts

Official Indianapolis Colts Website | Roster | Schedule 

The Indianapolis Colts were a founding member of the NFL, beginning play in Baltimore in 1953. The team relocated to Indianapolis in 1984. The Colts won three NFL championships in 1958, 1959 and 1968 before the league merged with the AFL. They are two-time Super Bowl champions with wins in 1970 and 2006, the latter under legendary Hall of Fame quarterback and franchise icon, Peyton Manning.

The Colts play in the AFC South and look primed for another playoff run in 2021 after adding quarterback Carson Wentz in free agency, following the retirements of Andrew Luck and then Philip Rivers. The Colts play in Lucas Oil Stadium, a modern stadium equipped with about 70,000 seats and a retractable roof. If you want to bet on the Colts, you can check out our ongoing NFL insights and analysis to bet smart.

Week 13 Odds: Indianapolis Colts vs. Houston Texans

Here are the live-odds (via BetMGM) for this upcoming Week 13 battle. Check out more about this matchup here.

Team Spread Moneyline Total

Indianapolis Colts

(-10) -110

-550

Over 45.5 (-110)

Houston Texans

(+10) -110

+400

Under 45.5 (-110)

Recommended resource to help you bet smartly on football in Indiana:

NBA Betting in Indiana

Indiana Pacers

Official Indiana Pacers Website | Roster | Schedule 

The Indiana Pacers were one of the great ABA teams, winning three ABA championships before joining the NBA in 1976. The Pacers have not won an NBA championship, though Hall of Famer Reggie Miller did lead the team to the NBA Finals in 2000. With a motto of "We Grow Basketball Here," Indiana pays tribute to the historical roots of basketball in the state, and the Pacers are named after the Indianapolis 500 pace cars.

The Pacers are one of the NBA's great small-market teams. Housed in Bankers Life Fieldhouse, the Pacers have made the playoffs in 25 of the last 31 seasons. The Pacers were bounced in the first round of the playoffs in 2020, which resulted in the firing of head coach Nate McMillan. Despite the first-round exit, the legend of T.J. Warren was born in the Orlando bubble.

Recommended resource to help you bet smartly on basketball in Indiana:

WNBA Betting in Indiana

Indiana Fever

Official Indiana Fever Website | Roster | Schedule 

The Fever share Bankers Life Fieldhouse with the Pacers. The Fever made the playoffs 12 straight seasons from 2005 through 2016 and won a WNBA title in 2012. Hall of Famer Tamika Catchings spent 15 years with the Fever and now serves as the team's general manager. Indiana made a coaching change in 2020, bringing in Marianne Stanley to take the leading role.

MLB Betting in Indiana

There is no pro baseball team in Indiana, but there's still going to be a baseball betting market available. Many Hoosiers root for the Chicago Cubs or White Sox. In the meantime, you can check out our baseball betting 'how-tos.'

NHL Betting in Indiana

There is no pro hockey team in Indiana, but there's still going to be a baseball betting market available. In the meantime, you can check out our baseball betting "how-tos."

College Sports Teams

College Football Betting in Indiana

Notre Dame football players

NCAA Division I Football & Basketball

Indiana Hoosiers
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Purdue Boilermakers
Ball State Cardinals

NCAA Division I Basketball Only

Butler Bulldogs
Indiana State Sycamores
Valparaiso Crusaders
Evansville Purple Aces
IUPUI Jaguars
IPFW Mastadons

Notre Dame Fighting Irish Football

Official Notre Dame Fighting Irish Website | Schedule | Roster 

From the iconic golden-dome helmets to the larger-than-life Touchdown Jesus mural overlooking Notre Dame Stadium, the university is steeped in rich tradition and football history. Players slap the Play Like a Champion Today sign as they exit the locker room and head out onto the field where "Rudy" made his name in the eponymous movie.

Notre Dame football competes as an independent, free of conference loyalty, though it normally plays five games a year against ACC opponents. The university claims 11 national championships but is recognized by the NCAA and other selectors with as many as 22, tied for most all-time. Notre Dame players have won the Heisman Trophy seven times, tied for most of any university. Notre Dame has produced over 100 consensus All-Americans and nearly 500 players selected in the NFL Draft.

The Irish have one of the largest and most widespread fan bases in football. NBC has televised all Notre Dame home games since 1991, and the university has a number of longtime rivalries.

Indiana Hoosiers Football

Official Indiana Hoosiers Website | Schedule | Roster 

The Hoosiers play in the Big Ten, where they've won the conference championship twice, in 1945 and 1967. Indiana has played in 11 bowl games, including the 1968 Rose Bowl. The Hoosiers play their games at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington. Tom Allen coaches them.

Purdue Boilermakers Football

Official Purdue Boilermakers Website | Schedule | Roster 

The Boilermakers compete in the Big Ten and rank in the top 50 for most wins by an NCAA FBS program. Purdue has competed at the FBS level since reclassifying in 1978.  The Boilermakers have 12 conference championships, eight of them in the Big Ten. Purdue plays at Ross-Ade Stadium on campus in West Lafayette. Jeff Brohm coaches them.

Ball State Cardinals Football

Official Ball State Cardinals Website | Schedule | Roster 

Ball State plays its home games at Scheumann Stadium on campus in Muncie, Indiana. The Cardinals competed in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) and joined what is now called the FBS level of football in 1981. Ball State has played in seven bowl games without a win. Mike Neu coaches them.

Recommended resource to help you bet smartly on college football in Indiana:

College Basketball Betting in Indiana

Notre Dame Fighting Irish Men's Basketball

Official Notre Dame Fighting Irish Website | Schedule | Roster 

The Irish play their home games in the Purcell Pavilion at the Edmund P. Joyce Center in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame plays in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) in basketball and has appeared in the NCAA Tournament times, top 10 all-time and most for any team without appearing in a championship game, with a lone Final Four bid in 1978. The Fighting Irish have been led by coach Mike Brey every year this century.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish Women's Basketball

Official Notre Dame Fighting Irish Website | Schedule | Roster 

Notre Dame's women's basketball team has recently risen to national prominence at the highest level. The Irish have made nine Final Fours, including seven over the past decade, and won national championships in 2001 and 2018. Notre Dame has become a fixture on Championship Monday, playing in six national championship games over the past decade under legendary head coach Muffet McGraw. The Irish will now begin a new era with McGraw retiring in spring 2020, leaving the reins to Niele Ivy.

Indiana Hoosiers Men's Basketball

Official Indiana Hoosiers Website | Schedule | Roster

The Hoosiers are one of the nation's elite college basketball programs with five national championships. They won the first two in 1940 and 1953 under Branch McCracken and the other three in 1976, 1981, and 1987 with Bob Knight. That legendary 1976 team never lost a game and remained the most recent unbeaten Division I men's basketball champion.

The Hoosiers play in the Big Ten, where they've won 22 conference championships. They have appeared in eight Final Fours and rank top seven in NCAA tournament appearances and victories. Indiana plays its home games at Simon Skojdt Assembly Hall in Bloomington, where IU annually boasts one of college basketball's best attendance records.

Indiana last made the national championship game in 2002 but has not been back to the Elite Eight since. Archie Miller coaches the Hoosiers.

Purdue Boilermakers Men's Basketball

Official Purdue Boilermakers Website | ScheduleRoster

The Boilermakers play in the Big Ten and have the most conference championships of any Big Ten team with 24. Purdue has appeared in 31 NCAA Tournaments, making two Finals Fours in 1969 and 1980. Purdue plays its home games at Mackey Arena in West Lafayette.

Matt Painter has coached the Boilermakers for the better part of two decades. Purdue is the home of two former No. 1 NBA Draft picks, Glenn Robinson and Joe Barry Carroll.

Butler Bulldogs Men's Basketball

Official Butler Bulldogs Website | ScheduleRoster 

Butler basketball is a program on the rise over the past 25 years. Butler has competed in the NCAA tournament in all but three seasons since 1997, despite playing in a mid-major conference for most of them. The Bulldogs made a memorable Cinderella run to the national championship in 2010, then returned the following year but lost both times. Butler is the smallest school to play for the NCAA national championship in the modern tournament era.

Butler plays in the Big East Conference. They are the only Indiana team in a basketball-crazed state to ever play in back-to-back national championship games. The Bulldogs play their home games in the historic Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. LaVall Jordan coaches them.

Ball State Cardinals Men's Basketball

Official Ball State Cardinals Website | ScheduleRoster 

The Cardinals play in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) and have won their conference seven times. Ball State has appeared in seven NCAA tournaments, most recently in 2000. The Cardinals have three March Madness wins, including a memorable run to the Sweet Sixteen in 1990 as a 12-seed before losing to eventual champion UNLV by two points. They also memorably upset No. 4 Kansas and No. 3 UCLA on consecutive days in the 2001 Maui Invitational Tournament. James Whitford coaches ball State.

Recommended resources to help you bet smartly on college basketball in Indiana:

Other Events

Indiana’s Lucas Oil Stadium is indoors, so it plays host to many major sporting events. Lucas Oil hosted the 2021 Men's Final Four and will host the College Football Playoff national championship game in 2022. Other major sporting events Indiana hosts includes:

car racing

More Reading on Indiana

For local Indiana sports coverage to supplement Action, there are several options, including The Indianapolis Star, The Times of Northwest Indiana and the Herald Times

Official Sports Betting Documentation

  • Indiana has responded well to sports betting in the past. For more information in addition to Action's coverage, read Dana Hunsinger Benbow's IndyStar story about Hoosiers wagering more than $400 million in four months
  • To dive deeper into Indiana's sports betting laws directly, take a look at the state's Sports Wagering Statute (IC 4-38).
  • Take a look at the state's emergency rules regarding sports wagering.
  • If you have questions regarding which sports you can place bets on, look no further than this document from the Indiana Gaming Commission.
  • Indiana also publishes its monthly revenue reports, which can be a great indicator as to how sports betting is performing in the state at particular points throughout the year.
  • TripAdvisor ranked the Hoosier State's top casinos, where bettors can hang out at sportsbooks and get in on the action either in person or online.

For details on all sporting locations and teams throughout the state of Pennsylvania, see this guide on offerings from 2019.

For more on U.S. Sports Betting

You can check out the legal status of other states and learn more about legal sports betting here.

Indiana Locations

Ameristar East

DraftKings

Belterra

FanDuel

Blue Chip Casino

FanDuel

Four Winds South Bend

None

French Lick Resort Casino

Rush Street (SugarHouse)

Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg

Kambi

Hoosier Park

Caesars

Caesars Southern Indiana

Caesars

Horseshoe Casino

Caesars

Indiana Grand Casino

Caesars

Majestic Star

USA Sports Gaming (BetIndiana) Update: PERMANENTLY CLOSED

Rising Star Casino Resort

BetAmerica

Tropicana Evansville

William Hill

Indiana stadium

Ryan Butler has covered sports betting legislation since May 2018. A two-time Associated Press Sports Editors award winner, he has reported on sports and politics since 2012.

Indiana News

See All

Indiana Sports Betting FAQ
Is online sports betting legal in Indiana?
Right Arrow
Can I use Draftkings Sportsbook in Indiana?
Right Arrow
Is Bovada legal In Indiana?
Right Arrow
How old do I have to be to bet?
Right Arrow
Can I bet If I’m in Indiana, but don’t live there?
Right Arrow
Where can I bet on sports in Indiana?
Right Arrow
Who can apply for a Indiana sports betting license?
Right Arrow
Are any sports off limits?
Right Arrow