Indiana is poised to launch its first online sportsbook. The Indiana Gaming Commission (IGC) on Wednesday approved Rush Street Gaming’s application to launch an online sportsbook in the state.
“Rush Street has substantially demonstrated to the satisfaction of the commission that its mobile sports wagering operation meets the requirements of Indiana Code Article 4-38, the Commission’s Emergency Regulations, and all Commission Directives related to sports wagering activities,” read the Gaming Commission’s order.
Earlier this month, Indiana launched sports betting operations in the state, just before the start of the football season.
With the launch of mobile sports betting, Indiana will become the seventh US state to do so after Iowa, Nevada, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and West Virginia.
Rush Street Gaming already operates online sportsbooks in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Indiana launched sports betting on September 1. Indiana’s gambling revenue has dropped by about 18 percent since 2012 and the state is hoping to generate about $13 million additional revenue per year by launching sports betting operations.
Indiana’s sports betting tax regime imposes a state tax of only 9.5% of gambling establishment’s sportsbook winnings.
Following the launch of Sports betting in Indiana, sports betting operations were launched at Caesar’s Horseshoe Hammond Casino in Northwest Indiana in mid-September. The gambling facility is only the second in Northwest Indiana to offer sports betting operations.
Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. said that the new Horseshoe sportsbook is “another beautiful addition” to “the best casino located outside of Las Vegas.”