PrizePicks, the largest privately held skill-based fantasy sports operator in North America, is now available in Indiana.
The Indiana Gaming Commission recently granted PrizePicks a temporary license to operate in the state. The company says it is in the process of obtaining a permanent license from the state.
PrizePicks joins a handful of other Indiana daily fantasy sports platforms currently available, including market leaders DraftKings and FanDuel, as well as Underdog Fantasy, Yahoo Fantasy Sports and various options from SportsHub Games Network.
At the start of the year, DFS site Monkey Knife Fight was available in Indiana but parent company Bally’s shuttered the platform in February.
PrizePicks now available in 31 states
Indiana is the 31st state in which PrizePicks’ real-money daily fantasy sports platform is available. Players must be 19 years old or older to play PrizePicks, except in Massachusetts and Arizona, where one must be at least 21 to play.
“Adding Indiana as a licensed state to our portfolio is an important benchmark for our organization as we continue to grow our national footprint,” PrizePicks’ chief legal officer and head of public policy, Jason Barclay, said in a press release.
“We are extremely grateful to the Indiana Gaming Commission for their collaboration and we hope that this license can be a model for other states with competitive gaming markets.”
Jon Ford, Indiana state senator and president of the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States, authored Senate Bill 339, which was signed into law in 2016 by Gov. Mike Pence, legalizing and regulating daily fantasy sports sites in the Hoosier State. Ford celebrated PrizePicks’ entry into the Indiana market.
“I’m happy to see Indiana continue to be a leader in creating a successful regulatory environment for fostering innovation in the fantasy sports space,” Ford said.
Three years after legalizing DFS, the state launched Indiana sports betting in 2019.
PrizePicks users bet the over/under on individual stats
PrizePicks describes itself as “daily fantasy made easy.” Unlike other more traditional fantasy sports sites, there’s no drafts, lineup setting or salary caps.
A single-player fantasy game, PrizePicks users choose two to six individual player stats then bet on the over/under.
Users can mix and match between sports and stat-types and can choose from options like Power Play (for higher payouts if all picks win) and Flex Play, a safer play that offers a chance to still win if all picks don’t hit.
The minimum entry amount for each slate of picks is $5 except during weekly “happy hours” the site hosts where the minimum is $1.
PrizePicks offers an array of sports leagues from which to choose athletes, including the NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, WNBA, NASCAR, Formula 1, MLS and PGA. Users can also choose players from the worlds of MMA, tennis, college sports, international soccer, esports and even frisbee golf.
PrizePicks currently offers a 100% deposit match up to $100 for new users who sign up with the code “Playbook.”
PrizePicks continues to grow with accolades, partnerships
Based in Atlanta, PrizePicks has earned numerous accolades over the past few years.
Last year, the company was named Fantasy Sports Business of the Year by the Fantasy Sports & Gaming Association. Earlier this year, PrizePicks won Fantasy and DFS Operator of the Year honors from EGR North America for the second straight year.
PrizePicks has also signed several key partnerships in 2023. In April, the company announced that it was returning as the Atlanta Braves official daily fantasy sports partner and that it signed an agreement with NASCAR to become one of its official fantasy sports partners. PrizePicks also has partnerships with the Atlanta United MLS team and upstart three-on-three basketball league The BIG3.
In May, PrizePicks signed multi-platinum-selling hip hop artist Meek Mill on as the company’s Brand Ambassador & Culture Advisor.