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

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


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


  • 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)


  • Pro Bowling Tour


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


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


  • PDC Championship


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


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


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


  • NCAA – Division 1

Mixed Martial Arts

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


  • Summer and Winter (including trials)


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


  • Americas Cup
  • International Sailing Federation


  • 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


  • NCAA – Division 1


  • 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