Online and mobile sports betting is all set to be launched in Indiana on Thursday. Last month, the state launched legalized sports betting operations at casinos which allowed for in-person betting.
Two companies that have been given a go-ahead by the gambling regulator – Chicago-based Rush Street Interactive and Boston-based DraftKings – have confirmed that they would be launching their mobile sports betting apps later today.
While Draftkings has partnered with Ameristar Casino, Rush Street is going live with its mobile betting products in partnership with the French Lick Resort casino.
“They can be watching a game and playing along live,” said Paul Lieberman, the chief operating officer for DraftKings. “They can do it at a bar, they can do it at a restaurant.”
The minimum age to wager online is 21 years. Moreover, mobile betting products should be equipped with geofencing technology to ensure that the bets are placed within the borders of the state.
Uk-based betting operator William Hill also made its debut in the Indiana sports betting market. The company be launched a land-based sportsbook at Tropicana Evansville which is owned and operated by Eldorado Resorts and has plans to launch mobile sports betting by the year-end.
Earlier this year in May, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb officially signed a gambling expansion bill which made sports betting legal in the state.