Indiana Sports Betting Activity up by 10.8% For August as Baseball Draws in the Crowds

by Olivia Richardson - Monday, September 13th, 2021 9:00

The Indiana Gaming Commission has released its latest monthly revenue report¬†showing that the Hoosier State’s licensed sports betting operators accepted $215.6 million in sports wagers throughout the month of August. This marked an increase of 10.8% on July’s sports betting handle of $194.5 million.

Ameristar Casino remains the market leader as gamblers placed $79.4 million in wagers through the casino’s online and retail sportsbooks. The outright leader in the online market for the month was DraftKings as the operator took in $74.2 million in wagers through its online partnership with the Ameristar Casino. Meanwhile theScore’s mobile betting app accepted just $1.8 million through its partnership with the same casino.

Blue Chip Casino was a distant second with an overall sports betting handle of $52.9 million. The casino’s partnership with FanDuel saw online bets for the month total $52.6 million while Blue Chip’s retail sportsbook took in only $352,245 in wagers.

Despite taking in fewer bets than the market leader, Blue Chip Casino once again posted the highest taxable adjusted gross revenue (AGR) with a figure of $4.9 million resulting in $474,321 in state taxes. Meanwhile the Ameristar posted an AGR of $4.6 million resulting in state taxes of $439,862.

Licensed operators posted a combined AGR of $16.5 million, just under $1 million less than the previous month. This generated state taxes of $1.5 million for the month of August.

Baseball continues as the most popular sport as Indiana gamblers placed $68.3 million in wagers on the sport. Meanwhile football wagers amounted to $13.8 million as sports fans geared up for the start of the NFL season.

Olivia Richardson

Olivia has worked as an editor and writer for major brands across multiple niches. She now focuses on the iGaming and sports betting industries.