Indiana Sports Betting Finds Gold In October Thanks To Mobile


On Friday, the Indiana Gaming Commission released figures from October sports wagering, the first month that the state had online/mobile.

Total industry handle was $91,697,393, up from about $35 mm in September when there was just retail wagering. Online/mobile betting from the three platforms live last month was $48,014,320, or about 52% of the total. It didn’t even take a full month of online/mobile for that form of wagering to be the leader in the Hoosier State.

Here’s a breakdown by online/mobile sportsbook:

BetRivers and DraftKings both launched on Oct. 3, with FanDuel launching on Oct. 21.

BetRivers partnered the French Lick Resort for sports betting; DraftKings partnered with Ameristar East Chicago; and FanDuel operates the Blue Chip Casino license.

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Other tidbits

Non-parlay football wagering accounted for $41,052,776. Parlays, which definitely involved heavy football wagering, saw $20,375,177 in wagers.

The World Series saw $10,456,032 in bets. NBA basketball saw $6,212,423.

Taxable adjusted gross sports betting revenue was $11,538,533, per the IGC. The industry handed over $1,096,160 to the state in taxes.

Thanks to the partnership with DraftKings, Ameristar East Chicago, a Penn National Gaming casino, dominated with $46,169,268 of the total handle last month, per the report.

Horseshoe Hammond, which doesn’t have an online component yet, was second with $10,680,358 in handle.

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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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