Indiana State gambling Laws

Legal Indiana sports betting quickly became a reality in May 2019 after the Hoosier State’s Governor , Eric Holcomb signed HB 1015 into state law, as land-based casinos gained the legal ability to offer both online and retail wagering on sporting events.

September 2019 (just in time for the new NFL season) marked the beginning of the Indiana sports betting era i. By the end of that month, most of Indiana’s retail casinos had opened sportsbooks and now, active online sportsbooks that are accessible via computer and mobile device anywhere within the state lines of Indiana.

Indiana Sportsbook Legal Requirements

Gambling in Indiana has been given a shot in the arm with the addition of legal online sportsbooks. In order to offer legally accept online sports wagers, they must adhere  to following criteria;

  • Operators wanting to establish sportsbooks in Indiana are required to pay an initial license fee of $100,000 and $50,000 renewal fee annually.
  • Maintain a physical presence in Indiana.
  • The legal sports betting age in Indiana is 21 years of age or older.
  • You must be physically located within Indiana state borders.
  • Indiana sportsbooks must pay a 9.5% tax on gross revenue.
  • Online sportsbooks must be partnered with a licensed land-based casino and/or racetrack in Indiana.
  • Indiana online sportsbooks must keep their players money and the sportsbook’s operational money in separate accounts.
  • Online sportsbookare subject to regular testing by the Indiana Gaming Commission to ensure fair play for online players.
  • The Indiana Gaming Commission has additional powers to set limits on in-play (live) betting.

Legal Online Sports Betting Sites in Indiana?

For your online sports betting convenience, please see below the current list (and those opening soon) of online sports betting sites available in the state of Indiana;

  • DraftKings
  • FanDuel
  • BetRivers
  • Fox Bet – Coming Soon
  • Bet America – Coming Soon
  • Points Bet – Coming Soon
  • William Hill – Opening March 2020
  • Caesars – Coming Soon

How we Rank Indiana Sportsbooks

For Indianans online sports betting convenience, USALegalBetting have developed a comprehensive and stringent testing procedure for all of the Hoosier State’s online sportsbooks.

USALegalBetting’s panel of independent online sportsbook experts have undergone the sign-up procedure, deposited real money and placed wagers across a range of Indiana sports betting markets, and based our stringent online sports betting site reviews on those research outcomes;

Bonuses

Indiana’s Online Sportsbooks will almost exclusively offer the chance to be rewarded with significant bonus bets or real money when you register.

Look for the words  ‘No Deposit Bonus’, ‘Sign-Up Bonus’, or ‘Welcome Bonus’ when checking out our online sportsbook reviews and/or signing-up to the sportsbook that you chosen to be the best to suit your needs.

Almost always, there is a Catch 22 to the free money or free bets you might be offered in your sign-up bonus called a ‘wagering requirement’ (Occasionally it is referred to as a ‘playthrough’ requirement –  and is used to describe how many times you must play through the total of the bonus you receive before you can withdraw your winnings). The level of the wagering requirement and what is needed to claim your bonus money is crucial information to know before accepting the bonus money. Its critical to be aware that you can almost always opt out of the welcome bonus if doesn’t suit you.

As a service for you, BettingTop 10 evaluates each Indiana online sportsbook bonus.

Sports Betting Market Selection

Indiana’s online sportsbooks offer an incredible range of sports betting markets including major league sports and even obscure and little-found betting options;

  • Bellator
  • Baseball (MLB)
  • Basketball (NBA)
  • Professional Bowling
  • Boxing
  • College Sports
  • Football (NFL, College & CFL)
  • Formula 1
  • PGA Golf
  • Horse Racing
  • Ice Hockey (NHL, World Cup, Olympics)
  • Indy Car
  • MMA
  • UFC
  • NASCAR
  • NCAA Lacrosse
  • NCAA Men’s Basketball
  • NCAA Men’s Football
  • NCAA Softball
  • NCAA Women’s Basketball
  • Rugby Union
  • Rugby League
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Cricket
  • Australian Rules Football
  • WNBA

Indiana Sports Betting Exclusions

Forget betting on esports contests in Indiana, or betting on any sport where its participants are younger than 18 (such as high school sports).

Security

USALegalBetting’s panel of online sportsbooks assesors understand like you do, that security of your data, funds and personal details can in no way ever be compromised.

USALegalBetting’s recommended online sportsbooks all offer the latest protection in Secure Socket Layer (SSL) data encryption (as used by leading banks and internet shopping sites worldwide) for your peace of mind and to safeguard your money and particulars.

Additionally, the Indiana Gaming Commission conducts regular, timely and thorough testing of electronic gaming devices and other gaming equipment with the aim to that online sportsbooks operate in a fair, responsible and legal manner.

Mobile & Apps

Mobile Devices and in particular, cell phones have become ubiquitous throughout the United States. All online sportsbook operators in the U.S.  must now offer mobile play for their customers, and the state of Indiana is no exception. USALegalBettingthoroughly checks Indiana’s for full mobile compatibility across the following criteria;

  • That they offer dedicated mobile apps, in addition to mobile browser, ‘no app required’ HTML5 technology.
  • Android and iOS device mobile compatibility.
  • Functionality of sportsbooks is identical across mobile and browser-based sportsbook versions.
  • Touch and swipe capabilities are all fully functional.
  • Any mobile specific bonuses are all operational and awarded to players.

Banking

Indiana online sportsbooks all operate within the boundaries of existing state and federal laws, and as such U.S. banks have no legal grounds to decline transactions with Indiana sports betting sites that accept Mastercard, Visa and popular web wallets.

Depositing and withdrawing money in/out of your Indiana online sportsbook will generally be available by the following methods:

  • Credit & Debit cards like Mastercard & Visa.
  • Web wallets – Paypal, Neteller, Skrill etc
  • Electronic/Online Bank Transfers
  • ACH Transfers
  • Land-based casino partners, and;
  • Online Sportsbook/Casino VIP or Prepaid cards.

Always check when joining any online sportsbook (or simply read our online sportsbook reviews for details) that your preferred deposit and withdrawal methods are accepted.

Customer Support

Before joining any online sportsbook, check that the customer support hours and methods suit your personal preferences.

Online sportsbooks will usually offer a selection of long hours or 24/7/365 contact options;

  • Email
  • Toll-free call options
  • Live chat
  • Skype
  • WhatsApp
  • Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc)
  • A thorough FAQs section
  • A postal address

USALegalBetting’s recommended online sportsbooks usually only offer the best in thorough, knowledgeable and friendly customer-focused service with convenient opening hours.

FAQ's

  • Is sports betting online legal in the state of Indiana?

    Yes. Online Sportsbooks licensed and regulated by the Indiana Gaming Commission can all legally accept your sports wagers

  • What is the legal age to bet on sports in Indiana?

    Players 21 years of age or over can legally place sports wagers in Indiana.

  • What Sports can I Bet on in Indiana?

    Major league sports leagues like MLB, NHL, NFL, NBA, MLS, college games, MMA/UFC, European Soccer, NASCAR are all available for sports betting in Indiana, and many less popular sports like Snooker, Darts, Cricket, Rugby or Australian Rules Football.

  • Can I Bet Legally with an Offshore-Based Online Sportsbook?

    Definitely Not. Online sports betting in the Hoosier State must take place with a sportsbook licensed and regulated with Indiana state authorities only.

  • Can I place wagers on sports in Indiana online sportsbooks even if I don’t live there?

    Yes. However, you can only place wagers whilst physically located in Indiana, but you may deposit and withdraw money from your online sportsbook account beyond Indiana’s state lines.

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