PlayStar Prepares For Online Casino Legalization In Indiana

Written By Nicholaus Garcia on October 5, 2022
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Should the state one day legalize online Indiana casinos, at least one operator will be ready to offer its product to customers. 

On Wednesday, online casino brand PlayStar announced it secured market access in Indiana through a partnership with Caesars Entertainment

“We are delighted to have joined forces with Caesars once again, providing us access to Indiana which is forecast to be a thriving online casino market, subject to future legalization,” said Adam Noble, Co-Founder and Chief Business Development Officer of PlayStar.

For now, online gambling in the Hoosier State is limited to sports betting. However, in recent years, state lawmakers have tried to legalize online casino games like slot machines and table games numerous times. 

PlayStar CBO discusses Indiana casinos’ future

This isn’t the first access deal PlayStar has signed. The company has launched its online casino brand in New Jersey and is planning a launch in Pennsylvania later this year. 

Noble said the company’s debut in the US is still rolling out; however, the company has seen promising results. 

“Although it’s early days, we have seen very promising results after our New Jersey launch and we’re very confident of replicating this in each market we enter. The addition of Indiana now, pre-regulation, will not only increase our total accessible market but also give us the chance to go live in that market from day one, standing shoulder to shoulder with our peers.”

Noble also said the company plans to seek other market access deals that align with PlayStar’s ‘casino-first’ product strategy.

When will online casinos launch in Indiana?

In February, the Indiana House Public Policy Committee failed to advance two bills that aimed to legalize online casinos. 

Sen. Jon Ford, a chief sponsor of one of the bills, said the political willpower to pass a bill was absent. 

“With this being a short session for us and not a budget session, folks seem to want to wait. I just think it was really bad timing for us. We’ve got an election year, and we’re projected to have $5 billion in excess revenue. So it’s not a money play. All the timing is not right.”

It’s expected that lawmakers will try again during the 2023 legislative session

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Nick Garcia is a senior reporter for PlayUSA. Garcia provides analysis and in-depth coverage of the gambling industry with a key focus on online casinos, sports betting and financial markets. Garcia has been covering the US gambling market since 2017. He attended Texas Tech University as an undergrad and received a Master of Arts in Journalism from Columbia College Chicago.

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