Darts, Bowling, Sailing Among Sports On Indiana’s Betting List

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On Tuesday, the state of Indiana released a list of sports that have been approved for wagering.

The list, which includes dozens of leagues or organizations, isn’t necessarily what will be available to bettors in Indiana. The sportsbooks will decide whether there is enough interest from the gambling public to offer action on any particular event.

The Indiana Gaming Commission said in a document made public Tuesday that it’s seeking a “measured approach” for regulating sports wagering. It said it would approve additional leagues or events not on the list on a “case-by-case basis.”

“[It] is the policy of the Commision that sports wagering may only occur on events and leagues which have integrity policies,” said the IGC.

The first brick-and-mortar sportsbooks will be open this fall, with the aim being early September. Thirteen gambling facilities in the state have received temporary authorization to conduct sports betting. The state will eventually allow the launch of online/mobile platforms, which should come sometime next year, though no timeline has been given.

List of approved sports

The state is home to the NCAA’s headquarters, but despite the organization’s wariness of gambling in general, Indiana will allow a wide range of collegiate betting, as long as it’s Division 1.

In addition to the sports that are staples of any sports betting menu, the Indiana books could take action on sports such as darts, bowling, and sailing.

Here’s a look at the full list:

Auto Racing

  • NASCAR (including Monster Energy Series, Xfinity Series Truck Series)
  • Formula One
  • IndyCar

Baseball

  • MLB and MLB Draft
  • NCAA – Division 1
  • Minor League Baseball – Triple A

Basketball

  • NBA and NBA Draft
  • WNBA and WNBA Draft
  • NCAA – Division 1
  • Euro League and Euro Cup
  • International Basketball Federation (country vs. country qualifiers/games/tournaments)

Bowling

  • Pro Bowling Tour

Boxing

  • International Boxing Federation
  • World Boxing Association
  • World Boxing Council
  • World Boxing Organization
  • Association of Boxing Commissions and Combative Sports

Cricket

  • Men’s and Women’s World Cup
  • International Cricket Council

Darts

  • PDC Championship

Football

  • NFL and NFL Draft
  • NCAA – Division I
  • Canadian Football League
  • Arena Football League

Golf

  • PGA
  • PGA Tour Champions
  • LPGA
  • Champion’s Tour
  • European Tour
  • International Events (i.e. Ryders Cup, Presidents Cup)g. World Golf Championships
  • Web.com

Hockey

  • National Hockey League and National Hockey League Draft
  • NCAA – Division 1
  • International Ice Hockey Federation
  • World Championships

Lacrosse

  • NCAA – Division 1

Mixed Martial Arts

  • Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Bellator MMA
  • One Championship
  • Professional Fighters League
  • Association of Boxing Commissions and Combative Sports

Olympics

  • Summer and Winter (including trials)

Rugby

  • Six Nations
  • World Cup
  • World Rugby (International country vs. country qualifiers/games/tournaments)
  • Four Nations

Sailing

  • Americas Cup
  • International Sailing Federation

Soccer

  • FIFA Sanctioned Events
  • Major League Soccer
  • UEFA Champions League
  • English Premier League
  • Spanish La Liga
  • German Bundesliga
  • Italian Serie A
  • French Ligue 1
  • Mexican Liga Bancomer
  • Spanish La Liga
  • NCAA – Division 1

Softball

  • NCAA – Division 1

Tennis

  • United States Tennis Association
  • Association of Tennis Professionals
  • Women’s Tennis Association
  • International Tennis Federation Grand Slams/Majors
  • NCAA – Division 1

Track and Field

  • International Association of Athletics Federations
  • NCAA – Division 1
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Brian Pempus

Brian served as a senior reporter and online content manager for Card Player Magazine for nearly a decade before joining USBets in October 2018. He is currently focused on legal and regulated sports betting and online gaming. He's an avid jiu-jitsu practitioner in his free time.

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