Indiana Launches Online Sports Betting

Two sportsbooks are now live in Indiana, according to CrossingBroad.com.

DraftKings Sportsbook and BetRivers Sportsbook went live in Indiana today, giving bettors in Indiana two options out of the gate. Just in time to bet on the big Colts-Chiefs game on Sunday night.

This rollout marks the first expansion of online betting outside of the Northeast.

Previously live in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and West Virginia, which is Northeast in location though perhaps very South in demeanor, mobile sports betting will eventually expanding a number of states across the country.

Indiana has been quick to get up to speed. They offer operators low tax rates, a nominal licensing fee of $100,000 with a $50,000 annual payment, and the ability to launch without a dedicated testing period. This means sportsbooks can quickly partner with casinos in the state and launch their apps for public consumption.

Bettors can bet on college sports, which means Indiana basketball and Notre Dame football are fair game.

Other popular local teams include the Colts, and Chicago based teams.

Crossing Broad says other apps, such as FanDuel Sportsbook and PointsBet, are set to enter the market soon. So it looks like the competition will be heating up.