On May 8th 2019, a year after the Supreme Court ruled that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA) was unconstitutional, Governor Eric Halcomb signed HB 1015 into law legalizing sports betting in the state of Indiana.
The state then established a regulatory framework overseen by the Indiana Gaming Commission allowing licensed retail sportsbooks to take their first bets on September 1st 2019. And just one month later, the state’s mobile sportsbooks launched with BetRivers and DraftKings the first to enter the market while FanDuel followed shortly after.
While Indiana sportsbooks offer odds on most major sports, betting on high school sports or esports events is not permitted.
Since launching, the market has continued to grow with some months seeing a combined sports betting handle of more than $300M.
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