Caesars And Scientific Partner To Expand Sports Betting In Indiana

Posted on September 10, 2019 - Last Updated on September 25, 2019

The list of sports betting locations in Indiana is growing. Currently, seven sportsbooks are open for business. Operators are set to launch more soon, and off-track betting sites will join the list, as well.

Caesars Entertainment, which operates four casinos and three off-track betting sites in the Hoosier State, expanded its partnership with Scientific Games. That means more options for sports betting in Indiana soon.

Indiana sports betting expansion details

The Caesars sportsbooks at the Indiana Grand and Horseshoe Hammond casinos are already live. The books at Harrah’s Hoosier Park and Horseshoe Southern Indiana will open later this month.

All four casino books operate or will operate on Scientific Games’ software. That’s the same software Caesars properties in other states like New Jersey and Pennsylvania use for their sportsbooks.

The off-track betting sites operated by Caesars in Clarksville, Indianapolis, and New Haven, Connecticut will soon to do the same. All three sites operate under the name Winner’s Circle.

Although Caesars hasn’t announced the launch dates of the sportsbooks, a press release states it should be this month. That will quickly bring the number of places in Indiana accepting legal wagers on sports to over a dozen.

Getting the physical sportsbooks up and running by October is vital for Caesars because that’s when Scientific Games’ OpenSports could launch. OpenSports is a newly-designed end-to-end sports betting product suite.

Caesars sports betting apps could be live soon

Just like Caesars properties in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, the betting facilities in the Hoosier State plan to capitalize on the popularity of sports betting apps. The partnership with Scientific Games provides for that.

Indiana sportsbooks will begin accepting mobile wagers as soon as the Indiana Gaming Commission gives approval. To compete with the other parties in the state like Rivers sportsbook and FanDuel, the mobile sportsbooks licensed in conjunction with Caesars casinos and off-track betting sites needs to be live at first opportunity.

That’s precisely what Scientific Games plans to do. Jordan Levin, Scientific Games’ Group Chief Executive, made that clear.

“We’re thrilled to expand our partnership with Caesars in the US. OpenSports™ is a great platform that’s shown rock-solid performance, putting players at the heart of the betting experience. With Scientific Games’ powerful retail solution and mobile sports product, we’ll continue to take bold steps when it comes to the player experience.”

With a significant Indiana casino and off-track betting site presence, Caesars is one of the prominent gaming operators in the Hoosier State. Opening sportsbooks at all of them makes Caesars equally prominent in the sports betting scene.

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