Legal Indiana sports betting is just days away from its official launch. Casinos in the state are ready to start collecting bets from players. Indiana is the 12th state with legal sports wagering as the state law takes effect on September 1.
According to sports betting solutions providers, at least three casinos are opening their sports wagering spaces on Sunday. Other casinos scheduled to open their sports betting areas on or before the start of the NFL season.
The Gaming Commission approved the Indiana sports betting regulations. Last month, the commission released the draft regulations for sports wagering. Eleven of the thirteen casinos in the states got temporary sports betting licenses. Also, three off-track betting sites got temporary licenses.
Legal Indiana Sports Betting
The state hopes that it can attract players from Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio, and Illinois. Sports betting is not yet legal in those states. The first casino to offer sports wagering in the state will be Indiana Grand Racing and Casino in Shelbyville. Its sports betting software is prepared to take on bets starting September 1.
It will open two days before Winner’s Circle will open at Caesar’s Entertainment in downtown Indianapolis. Winner’s Circle is found right in the center of the casino. It uses the existing off-track betting and dining venue. However, the casino upgraded the facility to provide betting entertainment value to players.
Horseshoe Hammond Casino’s The Book will open on September 4, which is a day before the NFL regular season starts. The Book at Horseshoe Hammond Casino is a new structure overlooking the race track. It features modern visual and audio technology. Besides, it offers beverages and food.
Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing and Casino will start to accept sports wagers on September 19. Also, three off-track betting facilities in New Haven, Fort Wayne, and Clarksville will accept sports betting in September, according to a political forum.