Indiana Is One of The States Which Legalized Sports Betting This Year

August 15, 2019 Matt Speakman

The state of Indiana has made a step forward regarding sports betting. The Indiana Gaming Commission finally made the decision to publish the full list of sports state where bettors will be able to place bets on in the gambling venues all around the state. The list revealed that the bettors will be able to wager on sports like football, basketball, baseball, professional darts, bowling, and other less popular sports.

Betting machines

Colorful betting machines in a casino ©LoggaWiggler / Pixabay

Indiana’s state regulator revealed details regarding the sports that betting action is permitted on in just a short period of time after it issued temporary licenses for the fee of retail betting at three off-track betting venues and the 10 of Indiana’s 12 casinos. In addition, it is important to know that Indiana is among the states which legalized sports betting in the past few months of this year by signing into law the authorized bill by Eric Holcom, the current governor of the state of Indiana, in the first days of May.

September 1st is The Day of The Beginning of Legal Sports Betting

However, Indiana’s efforts regarding sports betting and its legalization did not stop there. The state’s main objective at the current moment is to push for September 1st to be the day of the beginning of legal sports betting at the authorized locations. Indiana seems to be very ambitious in taking bets on NFL from the very beginning of the new season despite the fact that many state officials are not that optimistic about the suggested deadline. They find the state’s approach to be very aggressive and therefore might not likely to be met by the casinos. “By modernizing our laws, this legislation will spur positive economic growth for our state and for an industry that employs over 11,000 Hoosiers. Additionally, it will bring in the new revenue and create hundreds of new jobs – both permanent and in construction,” stated Holcomb for IndyStar. Furthermore, he added that he will direct the Indiana Gaming Commission to monitor for potential effects of the bill so that the state can make necessary modifications in future legislative sessions. This bill is considered to be one of the largest changes to the state’s gaming industry in the past few decades. The reason why it plays such an important role is that never before the state of Indiana has allowed mobile gambling and never before a casino license has been moved to a different county.

Wagers Now Will Be Able to Bet Using Electronic Devices

Nevertheless, there are many steps yet to be taken. The Indiana Gaming Commission is expected to adopt the rules that would govern the state’s betting industry at the regulator’s meeting on August 28th. With these new rules, the bettors will be able to place wagers with the use of electronic kiosks at the authorized gambling venues or at betting windows at the sportsbooks while mobile betting would go live later on. On the other hand, the bettors could also enjoy the display of sports events that were approved for wagering by the Gaming Commission as well. To find out which are the sports which were authorized to take betting on in betting facilities, people could take a look at the official website of the Indiana Gaming Commission.

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