Online sports betting in Indiana is live.
The first sports betting apps, DraftKings and BetRivers, launched in 2019. Since then, major operators FanDuel, BetMGM and PointsBet have debuted in the Hoosier State. Bally Bet is the latest sportsbook to pass Indiana regulations and join the market.
Every Indiana sportsbook offers live betting and regular promotions, including odds boosts for NBA, NFL and MLB betting. They also provide you with various deposit and withdrawal options and early cash-out options.
More online sportsbook apps are certainly on the way, and the sports betting landscape in Indiana is getting increasingly crowded. So, here is an overview of the best sports betting apps in Indiana and their features.
Top Indiana Sports Betting Apps for iPhone, Android
Here is some information about how to download betting apps, how they work and the option of using your browser on your smartphone.
First of all, let’s look at all the sports betting apps in Indiana right now. They are:
- Bally Bet
- TheScore Bet
Bally’s already owns Bally’s Casino Evansville, and now the company is spreading its sports betting wings across the rest of Indiana. Bally Bet launched in Indiana in December 2021, after originally opening for business in Iowa, Colorado and Virginia.
BetMGM Sportsbook is not an unknown quantity by any stretch. BetMGM is the online sports betting arm of MGM Resorts, one of the largest casino operators in the world. BetMGM, which began as PlayMGM, has the smoothness and fluidity of a site that has been overhauled and refined. You will find a clean and easy-to-navigate site indicative of the operator’s world-class pedigree.
Barstool online sportsbook started taking bets in May 2021. The Barstool brand is trendy among younger sports fans. The app features unique promotions and betting options centered around the company’s media personalities.
BetRivers is the online sportsbook for Rush Street Interactive. The operator, which primarily does business in Pennsylvania, has quickly shown itself to be a force in the sports betting world. BetRivers offers one of the most in-depth rewards systems for sports bettors. You can receive points for the site’s bonus store.
Betway Sportsbook is a newcomer to the US sports betting industry. Betway initially launched in Colorado before making its way to Indiana. Just like BetMGM, Betway’s retail partner is Belterra Casino. The sportsbook opened on May 28, 2021.
Caesars Sportsbook was relaunched in the Hoosier State in August 2021, bringing its famous Caesars Rewards program into the betting app. Caesars is a giant in the gambling industry, and the company’s sports betting arm is a big part of the brand.
DraftKings is best known as one of the top providers for daily fantasy sports in the world. However, the company in black and green has quickly evolved into a true powerhouse in sports betting in the last few years.
The DraftKings app introduced or popularized numerous innovations to the US sports betting crowd. Hoosiers can now use both the betting carousel, which customizes the customer experience and the live ticket system, allowing bettors to guard against late meltdowns.
FanDuel Sportsbook often moves in tandem with archrival DraftKings; the operator is a formidable sports betting facilitator in its own right. The company distinguishes itself with a consistent and generous bonus system. Few Indiana sportsbooks will hand out more goodies or have more betting options than FanDuel.
PointsBet is the sixth online sportsbook to launch in Indiana. PointsBet is an Australian sports betting operator that has made a name with a unique signature product called “PointsBetting.” Unlike the typical point spread wager, you are rewarded or penalized based upon how far the actual margin of victory ended from the spread. You have the potential to win (or lose) scads of money through this simple tweak on a classic bet.
TheScore Bet is a Canadian-based sportsbook. The company combines the experiences of theScore media app and theScore Bet sportsbook app to give users a personalized and unique betting experience. The sportsbook originally started taking bets in Colorado and New Jersey before launching in Indiana.
TwinSpires is the online sportsbook from Churchill Downs. The operator joined Indiana’s market in the final days of 2019. The sportsbook was initially named “BetAmerica” before it rebranded in early 2021. Indiana was the third state that the original BetAmerica moved into, following New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Unibet Sportsbook may be one of the new kids on the block in Indiana, but it brings plenty of sports betting experience. Before entering Indiana’s market, the sportsbook had previously cut its teeth in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The company is based in Europe, and right now, it only has an Android app available for mobile devices.
WynnBet became Indiana’s 10th online sportsbook on April 1, 2021. The company previously launched in Michigan, Virginia, Colorado and New Jersey before making its way to the Hoosier State.
Indiana Sports Betting Apps: How to Download
Downloading a sports betting app on your iPhone or iPad is easy. Sportsbook apps are available in Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. You could either search for a brand in the app store or follow a casino’s website link.
For Android users, Google Play began allowing gambling apps in its store in March 2021. You will get a warning message that flags downloading from an unknown source.
Once you download the app, you’ll have full access to your account, cashier, betting history and, of course, the ability to place bets.
Do you need an app? In most cases, yes
All online sportsbooks in Indiana have responsive web designs. Most sites will automatically adjust to your mobile device’s screen size. The site will detect and adapt to your input type, whether a touchscreen or a mouse.
As you make the website smaller, the navigation will change from a system of menus and links to the “burgers” (triple horizontal lines) to show menus on mobile phones.
With websites working just as well as apps on mobile phones these days, you might question whether you need an app at all. For many sites, the app is a necessity of the regulated marketplace. For your phone to meet the requirements set forth by state gaming regulators, like the Indiana Gaming Commission (IGC), an app is necessary.
Navigating Around Sports Betting Apps
Each sports betting app in Indiana is from a different brand that organizes its pages uniquely. That said, here are some key features you can expect from most online books, accessible from the main navigation menu:
- Markets: The main screen shows you the current matches, lets you sort by sport or search for individual bets. Sportsbooks usually sort this information by the current games or the next to start in the major leagues.
- Account Info: Here, you can see your personal information, including progress toward any bonus, loyalty milestones, and current bonus offers.
- Cashier: Apps have full cashier functionality, which means you can deposit and withdraw without accessing the full website.
- Live Betting: This is a new area for most Indiana sports bettors. You can now bet on games while they are underway. Lines will change in real-time, depending on the action on the field.
- Promotions: It is always worth checking the current promos before placing a bet. You never know when the match you are betting on might be the subject of a special offer.
- Results: You’ll be able to see statistics on past team performance on many apps. This info will give you an edge when selecting your bets.
Depending on the brand, you may also find cash-out betting or access to the pari-mutuel betting pools at horse and greyhound racing tracks.
Sports Available on Indiana Betting Apps
In states with regulated sports betting, many betting app users have been surprised by the number of betting markets available. Although Indiana isn’t allowing betting on esports, most other markets are available.
Major leagues are, of course, the primary attraction.
Depending on the season, you can bet on the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL. These options include futures betting and season-long props.
Check out a few of our sports/team betting guides at the links below:
- How to bet on the NFL in Indiana
- How to bet on the NBA in Indiana
- Bet on Indianapolis Colts
- Indiana Pacers betting odds
- Chicago Bears betting odds
- Bet on college basketball
College leagues and special events, such as March Madness, are also popular betting fixtures. Other major sports include golf, tennis and motor racing (NASCAR, F1 and IndyCar). You can also bet on MMA and boxing.
Soccer will be a significant draw at legal IN betting sites. This does include MLS, though the focus is on the major European leagues, including the EPL, La Liga, Bundesliga and Champions League. Sportsbooks will also feature international matches (World Cup and others), plus leagues and cups from all around the world.
Drilling down into niche sports, you can find cricket, Aussie rules football, rugby, cycling, and athletics markets.
Horse racing is handled separately since you can already bet on these via apps from BetAmerica and TVG. They will not be available via the new wave of Indiana sportsbooks under bill H 1015.
What Kind of Bet Can I Place on IN Betting Apps?
Apps have full betting functionality, which allows you to place singles, parlays, and several exotic bets via your mobile device.
One main advantage of mobile betting apps is the live betting option.
You can be watching a match, see the action change, like a star player retiring from the match, and instantly place new bets. Lines update in real-time, based on the action.
For example, if there’s an early goal, you can place extra bets. This can be a profitable format for bettors who understand the implications of certain events. It can also allow you to double down on winning positions or hedge against losses.
Cash-out betting is a system that lets you redeem bets early. This option will not be available at every Indiana sportsbook. Where it is possible, you will be given a price for early redemption and get to choose whether to accept it or to let the bet closeout.
Regular bets available via apps include moneyline, spread and totals bets. You will also find period and player betting with other singles bets depending on the sport. Parlays are popular, and teasers or round robins are also available.
When it comes to apps on horse racing sites, there are still more bets to be placed. Those include win, place and show, plus the bigger prize bets of predicting the places of two to four entrants in a race.
Funding Your Sports Betting App: How the Cashier Works
Indiana, the other regulated sports betting states, give us a good idea of what deposit options will be available via app cashiers.
The good news is that I expect a lot of mainstream deposit and withdrawal methods to be available right from the start.
Here is a list of sportsbook deposit options from other regulated states:
- Bank Cards: Many people’s first choice is your regular bank card (either debit or credit). Depositing on a sports betting app works just much like buying anything online.
- Prepaid Cards: Some sportsbooks have branded debit cards that you can fund from your bank. The type of prepaid cards you buy from convenience stores is also possible.
- Bank Transfers: E-checks, also called ACH transfers, are popular if you get pre-verified (these become instant). An alternative bank transfer system uses bill pay. You can deposit into your sports betting app the same way you pay a utility bill.
- PayPal: Some online sportsbooks in regulated states use this popular electronic wallet service.
- Neteller or Skrill: These brands are not as well known as PayPal, though they work in broadly the same way. They provide a secure wallet between your bank and the betting sites.
- Cash: There are several ways of using cash. You can take this to the cashier at the casino license holder for your book. You could also use PayNearMe at your local 7-Eleven.
- Wire, Check or Money Order: These old-school ways of making deposits are slow, though they are a safe and reliable method to get your money on board.
Indiana Mobile Sports Betting Looks Bright
We expect every Indiana online sportsbook to have an app. Despite some variation, all the mobile sportsbook options should provide similar convenience factors. You’ll be able to set up and fund your account, track bonus or loyalty progress, and place bets directly from your mobile device. Apps work well for live betting; after all, you won’t be carrying your desktop computer to a local bar to watch the big game.
With many betting options and a long list of easy funding methods, the future is looking bright for sports bettors in Indiana.