Indiana Sports Betting Apps: Enjoy Sports Betting In Indiana On Your Android / iOS
Online sports betting in Indiana is live. The first sports betting apps officially launched in October, 2019. FanDuel followed shortly after, launching on Oct.22, 2019
Here is a complete list of the best sports betting apps in Indiana. Both sites provide bettors with the option to cash out early, live betting along with regular promotions geared to specific events. This includes odds boosts for NBA, NFL and MLB.
Top Indiana sports betting apps for iPhone & Android
Below, you will find information on how to download betting apps, how they work and the option of using your browser on your smartphone.
Indiana sports betting apps: How to download an app
Recently, Apple announced potential restrictions on gambling apps.
Until that point, downloading a sports betting app on your iPhone or iPad in other states was easy. Sportsbook apps were available in Apple’s app store. You could either go direct and search for a brand or follow a link from the casino’s website.
Android users have not had things so easy.
The Google Play store does not support gambling apps at all. Instead, you must download a sports betting app directly from the brand’s website. You will come across a warning message that flags you are 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? Mobile websites as an alternative
All online sportsbooks have responsive web designs.
Most sites will automatically adjust to the size of your mobile device’s screen. The site will detect and adapt to your input type, whether it’s 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. Using your phone at home, or somewhere you have a strong and reliable signal, this makes little difference.
If you are on the move, the app contains a lot of the graphics and code that runs the sites. This means less to download and initiate as you travel. Apps are better for slower connections, though you need to balance this with the download and space taken on your device.
The final consideration for apps versus responsive websites is if you want to bet on multiple sportsbooks. With the potential of multiple Indiana sportsbooks, means multiple downloads onto your mobile device. By contrast, using your browser window only adds a few more bookmarks.
Navigating around sports betting apps
When sports betting apps do arrive in Indiana, each one will be from a different brand that organizes their pages differently.
You will find that several key areas of each book are accessible from the main navigation menu.
We’ll cover the betting markets available; however, this list is an overview of the different areas inside the apps:
- 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 having to access 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 you place 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, we are expecting most other markets to be available.
Major leagues are, of course, the primary attraction.
You’ll be able to bet on the NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL, depending on which is in season. These options will 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 Bulls Betting Odds
College leagues and special events, like March Madness, are also popular betting fixtures.
Other major sports include golf, tennis and motor racing (NASCAR, F1, and IndyCar). You’ll also be able to 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, we expect to see cricket, Aussie rules football, rugby, cycling and athletics markets available.
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, e.g., a star player retires from this match, and instantly place new bets. Lines update, in real-time, based on the action.
For example, if there’s an early goal, you then get to place extra bets. For bettors who understand the implications of certain events, this can be a profitable format. 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 find period and player betting, too, 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
While we wait for the rules to be established in 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: Your regular bank cards (either debit or credit) are many people’s first choice. Depositing on a sports betting app works just like buying anything online.
- Prepaid cards: Some sportsbooks in other states have their debit cards that you can fund from your bank. The type of prepaid cards you buy from convenience stores are also a possibility.
- 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 in 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 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 way to get your money on board.
Indiana mobile sports betting looks bright
We expect every Indiana online sportsbook to offer a choice of using an app or a responsive website.
There are pros and cons to each, though, for the most part, there is little in it. You’ll be able to set up and fund your account, track bonus or loyalty progress and place bets directly from your mobile device. This works well for live betting; after all, you won’t be carrying your desktop computer to a local bar to watch the big game.
With a lot of betting options and a long list of easy funding methods, the future is looking bright for sports bettors in Indiana.