The Casino Association of Indiana said that the wait for sports betting helped generate excitement around the gambling modality.
US.- The sports betting market in Indiana kicked off on September 1 after the state’s governor placed the first wager at Indiana Grand Racing and Casino. The Casino Association of Indiana said that the pent up expectation around spots betting has helped generate excitement at new sportsbooks in the state.
In an interview with Inside Indiana Business with Gerry Dick, Chief Executive Officer of the Casino Association of Indiana, Matt Bell, said that the initial reaction from locals confirmed his suspicions that economic impact will be substantial in Indiana thanks to sports betting.
“I think you’ll see additional revenue of more than US$50 million annually once we fully implement sports wagering, which will include mobile wagering offerings in Indiana that are coming sooner rather than later,” said Bell.
Moreover, Bell added that more than a dozen casinos and racinos in the state are likely to offer sports betting. Many of those facilities are already investing in creating a sportsbook experience for their clients. “Our properties are working aggressively to make investments that generate world-class facilities on par with things you would find in Las Vegas or anywhere in the world.”