Are there any legal online casino sites in Indiana now?
Online casinos are currently illegal in Indiana. However, with the Hoosier State beginning to regulate online sports betting, it’s only a matter of time before Indiana passes similar laws to West Virginia, Michigan and Pennsylvania.
Expected online casinos in Indiana in 2021/2022: BetMGM, Caesars, Fanduel, Draftkings and other casino gambling sites for real money players in Indiana state.
Current Gambling Laws in Indiana
Indiana Governor, Eric Holcomb, passed HB 1015 in 2019, authorizing sports betting at racinos, casinos, and riverboats across the state. It’s also legal to bet on sports online.
Timeline of Legislation:
- 2019: H 1015 is signed off by Gov. Eric Holcomb, paving the way for legalized sports betting in Indiana
- 2019: The first legal retail sportsbooks start to open in October 2019. There are still no laws in Indiana on online casinos.
- 2020: BetMGM joins the pack in Indiana, launching its own online sportsbook
Top Casinos in Indiana
- Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg (Penn National Gaming)
- Indiana Grand Racing & Casino (Caesars Entertainment)
- Hoosier Park Racino (Caesars Entertainment)
- Ameristar Casino & Hotel (Pinnacle)
Indiana has a long tradition of brick and mortar and tribal casinos. Currently there are around 16 casinos offering traditional slot machines and table games.
Online sportsbooks in Indiana have deals in place with existing retail operators. Some casinos, like Hollywood Casino, have a presence in other regulated US states. It’s likely that they will lead the way when online casino gaming arrives in Indiana.
Major online sites to already launch include PointsBet INDIANA, partnered with Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg, and DraftKings Sportsbook who run the retail sportsbook at Ameristar Casino Resort. BetRivers operates a sportsbook online through a partnership with French Lick Casino.
Legal Online Casino in Indiana*
*It’s likely that when Indiana finally regulates online casinos, these sites will be involved (see above). Indiana has around half a dozen legal sportsbooks operating online, such as FanDuel, PointsBet, and BetRivers. Every sportsbook currently offers legal casino games in other states.
Casino Games to Play in Indiana Online
The first Indiana online casinos should offer a wide range of table games and slots. Expect to find major providers like IGT, NetEnt, and WMS entering the market.
- Progressive slots
- Video Poker
Indiana Online Casino FAQs:
Can I play online casino games in Indiana?
Under current gaming law in Indiana, you can only play casino games and slots in land-based casinos. Online casinos are still prohibited but you can make legal sports bets through licensed online sportsbooks.
How old do I have to be to play casino games?
You must be aged 21 or over to gamble on slots and table games in an Indiana casino. It’s likely that you’ll have to be 21 to play online and provide proof of ID and age before you start gambling.
You can place legal sports bets in Indiana through your mobile phone or tablet. However, it’s not possible in 2020 to play real money slots or table games on your mobile device.