Indiana became the 13th US state and the second in the Midwest to make sports betting legal. The new legislation was brought in during September 2019 and Governor Eric Holcomb was the man who signed the sports wagering bill into law in May of the same year. Interestingly, it was Holcomb who placed the first legal sports bets in Indiana and what else could he do but choose to back the Indianapolis Colts to win their championship?
Moving into October 2019 and it did not take long for the first mobile sports betting applications to appear in Indiana. This was a significant step in the history of sports betting in Indiana and allowed residents to have a wager on sporting events online, using a mobile device. BetRivers and DraftKings were the first sportsbooks to open for business in Indiana and they are regarded by many to be among the best sportsbooks available in the state.
DraftKings had an advantage over many of the other sportsbooks now operating in Indiana due to the fact they were already in business at the time legal sports betting was introduced to the state. DraftKings were already offering fantasy sports to customers across the United States as this was legal, so they already had a foothold in the market and the next logical step was to introduce a sportsbook. Their sports betting application is one of the best available due to its great design and even a newcomer will be able to navigate the app with ease. With live sports betting available plus a competitive bonus, it easy to see why DraftKings is a leading sportsbook in Indiana.
BetRivers was another brand who quickly took advantage of the legalisation of sports betting in Indiana. Having successfully offered sports betting in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, it came as little surprise to see BetRivers jump on the opportunity to do the same in Indiana. In addition to the generous welcome bonus, users of the BetRivers app will find a great selection of sports, events, and betting markets. There is also plenty of live betting to enjoy, with in-play options available on a daily basis.
Another fantasy sports brand who stepped up to introduce a sportsbook in Indiana is FanDuel. Much like their rival, DraftKings, FanDuel was well placed to introduce sports betting to the people of Indiana thanks to their popularity in the fantasy sports market. FanDuel made it easy for their fantasy sports players to link their account to the sportsbook and FanDuel’s daily promotions have made the sportsbook extremely popular in the Hoosier State.
Some of the best sportsbooks in Indiana have come from outside the United States and William Hill is a good example. This UK based betting operator is one of the biggest names in sports betting around Europe and a great introduction to Indiana. In terms of their variety of sports, betting markets and experience, you cannot go wrong with the William Hill sports betting app.
Some of the other leading names offering sports betting in Indiana include PointsBet, Caesars, and BetMGM.