Sports betting in Indiana has finally gone live after Governor Eric Holcomb cast the first wager at Indiana Grand Racing and Casino.
US.- The gambling industry continues to grow in the US and more states continue to expand their offerings. That’s why sports betting in Indiana is now legal, after months of debate.
Governor Eric Holcomb was the first ever to cast a wager at Indiana Grand Racing and Casino. He bet US$10 on the Indianapolis Colts to win the Super Bowl, US$10 on the Indiana Pacers to win the NBA title, and US$10 on the Indiana Fever to win its next game.
“You’ll be able to bet on any basically professional, college sport you can think of. It really gives an opportunity for our folks to bet on things they have never been able too here in the state of Indiana,” says Kyle Waggoner with Indiana Grand Racing and Casino.
“Sports wagering is going on now that was a big discussion we had up in Indianapolis. It is happening now but it is happening in an unregulated, untaxed, and sometimes a dangerous grey market,” says Rep. Sean Eberhart.
“I believe we have set up a framework to bring in some of that grey market to a regulated market and allow Hoosiers to know they can bet safely and with integrity,” Rep. Jon Ford added.
Eldorado Resorts owns the property and wants to capitalise on the industry’s arrival in the state. September is its targeted launch date as it awaits for the approval by the Indiana Gaming Commission.
The sportsbook will feature a 16’ x 9’ ft. video wall, ten 65-inch viewing monitors and 12 odds boards.
“We are excited to continue expanding our relationship with Eldorado Resorts and introducing William Hill to sports fans in Indiana,” commented David Grolman, president of retail operations for William Hill US.
“Tropicana Evansville is a great destination. It’s nestled between Nashville, Louisville and St Louis, and we look forward to serving guests with our 85 years of sports betting experience.”
William Hill will offer Indiana bettors with access to its mobile app, kiosks and InPlay wagering menu. Furthermore, it will hire several positions for the location.