FanDuel Sportsbook Now Live For Indiana Online Sports Betting

Written By Nicholaus Garcia on October 22, 2019 - Last Updated on March 7, 2022
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FanDuel has added another state to its growing portfolio. The sports betting juggernaut debuted mobile wagering in Indiana.

Through its partnership with Boyd Gaming, FanDuel launched retail operations at Blue Chip and Belterra casinos last month and became the third mobile operator in the state.

The Indiana sports betting market grows with FanDuel

With the addition of an online FanDuel Sportsbook, Indiana now has three mobile operators, since BetRivers and DraftKings launched on Oct. 3. Indiana sports betting debuted with $35 million in handle and $8.5 million in revenue for September, all through retail operations.

With retail and mobile sports betting up and running, the Hoosier State can capitalize on Illinois residents looking to place wagers. Since in-person registration is not required in Indiana, anyone venturing south from Chicago only needs to cross over state lines to open an account. According to the Indiana Gaming Commission, over 40% of state revenue came from two casinos just south of the Windy City.

  • Horseshoe Hammond
  • Ameristar Casino

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The FanDuel sports betting empire

The company operates mobile sports betting in New Jersey, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. FanDuel also operates retail sports betting in New York and Mississippi.

  • Meadowlands Racetrack in New Jersey
  • The Greenbrier in West Virginia
  • Valley Forge in Pennsylvania
  • Tioga Downs in New York (retail only)
  • IP Casino Resort in Mississippi (retail only)

Sports betting and sports betting partnerships have fueled gaming talks in recent months but FanDuel continues to expand its empire through daily fantasy sports (DFS).

Earlier this month, FanDuel became the official DFS partner of the Indianapolis Colts. Although the partnership only applies to promote fantasy sports, it puts the company name next to a historic NFL franchise. It may have started as a DFS company, but FanDuel has slowly shifted to a sports betting powerhouse. Any way the company can put its name next to the NFL can be viewed as a win.

With FanDuel being the early market leader in NJ and PA, gambling insiders expect to see similar results in Indiana. Since neighboring states like Illinois are still several months away from launching sports betting, revenue numbers for October could be even more impressive than last month.

A sixth state is also on the horizon as FanDuel awaits approval to launch mobile sports betting at Boyd’s Diamond Jo casinos in Iowa.

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Nick has had stints in Chicago and Washington, D.C., writing about politics, financial markets, and sports betting. He graduated from Texas Tech University and completed his master's degree in journalism at Columbia College Chicago.

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