Fubo Aims To Be More Than Just TV By Bringing Sportsbook To Indiana

Posted on March 5, 2021

Another week, another new betting app heading to Indiana.

FuboTV just inked a new deal with Caesars Entertainment to bring its sportsbook to both Indiana and New Jersey.

When fubo Sportsbook finally opens for business, it will be the only betting app of its kind in the US.

FuboTV buys Vigtory Sportsbook

The integrated experience from fubo will let sports fans take advantage of both sides of the company.

FuboTV already lets subscribers stream a mix of over 100 channels.

The TV section of the company focuses on sports. Users can stream more obscure options such as smaller European soccer leagues that you can’t find on other services like Hulu Live or regular cable.

That focus on sports made fuboTV a prime candidate for integrating a sportsbook into its service.

The company’s acquisition of Vigtory Sportsbook does exactly that.

Now that it owns Vigtory’s technology, fubo Sportsbook is using it to accelerate its launch around the country.

That amped-up timeline has fubo Sportsbook on track to launch in Indiana towards the end of 2021.

When the company finally opens for business, subscribers will be able to watch their favorite sports and bet on the games all from the same integrated app.

Caesars partners up with fubo Sportsbook

Caesars has been actively signing new sportsbook partners in Indiana.

The company just announced a deal to bring SportsBetting.com to the Hoosier State, and already had a partnership worked out with 888Sport. The new deal with fubo Sportsbook adds another betting app into the mix.

Sportsbooks have to team up with a retail casino before they can launch in Indiana, so Caesars will have a decision to make.

The company owns both Harrah’s Hoosier Park and Indiana Grand Casino, so Fubo will be partnering up with one of those properties.

Harrah’s is already working with 888Sport, but hasn’t finalized the plans for SportsBetting.com or fubo yet.

Caesars might opt to tether both companies to Harrah’s for the sake of keeping everything in one place.

If either fubo or SportsBetting.com ends up working with Indiana Grand, it would be the casino’s first sportsbook partnership.

Tons of Indiana sportsbook options

By the end of 2021, Hoosiers will have more online sportsbook options than ever before.

That’s thanks to a ton of new companies making their way to the state this year.

Here’s a quick look at the list of sportsbooks that are planning to launch in Indiana soon:

  • Barstool Sportsbook
  • WynnBET
  • 888Sport
  • SBK Sportsbook
  • fubo Sportsbook
  • SportsBetting.com

Six new betting apps opened for business in Indiana throughout 2020, and 2021 is already on track to match last year’s output just a few months in.

When it’s all said and done, Hoosiers will have 16 online sportsbooks to pick from.

If Indiana had 16 sportsbooks today, that would be the largest selection in the entire country.

New Jersey is leading the pack right now with 14 online sportsbooks. Nevada has 13 betting apps to pick from, with Pennsylvania right behind in the rankings at 12.

Of course, many of the new companies that are heading to Indiana are also on the way to other areas, so the Hoosier State’s growth could still be outpaced elsewhere.

After five-straight months of record numbers, sports betting has already proven its status as a booming business in Indiana.

With more sports betting options than ever before, Indiana will likely be one of the biggest sports betting markets in the country for years to come.

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Jake Garza is a US Gambling Industry Analyst for Catena Media. He specializes in Midwest sports betting and casino content. Prior to covering the legal gambling industry, he spent time as a professional sports writer, reporting on teams such as the Cincinnati Bengals, Indianapolis Colts and Indiana Pacers. Garza is currently working as a Managing Editor for PlayIndiana and PlayOhio, with previous stops at other well-known brands such as PlayIllinois and PlayMichigan. He has been covering the gambling industry since 2019, and currently works with a team of other journalists to provide comprehensive coverage of the legal U.S. gambling industry.

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