Are sports betting coming next year to Indiana?

By Staff Reporter
on Oct 22, 2018 05:31 PM EDT
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Sports betting might be coming next year to Indiana, and placing a wager might be as easy as using your mobile phone.

A legislative study committee unanimously suggested last week that the 2019 General Assembly consider having Indiana participate the six states where betting on the outcomes of professional and college sporting events already is permitted.

Currenty you can make betting on sites like 888 college sports betting.

Nevada has had sports betting since gambling became legal there in 1931. Five other states — Delaware, New Jersey, West Virginia, Mississippi and New Mexico — have joined since the U.S. Supreme Court in May struck down a federal sports-wagering ban.

Hoosier lawmakers showed that the state's 13 casinos — including Northwest Indiana's five — likely would be the main outlets for sports wagering; off-track betting facilities owned by the two central Indiana horse track casinos also maybe be allowed to accept sports bets.

Also, most members of the General Assembly's Interim Study Committee on Public Policy was likely to favor allowing sports bets to be done at casinos from home, or anywhere in the state, through a secure mobile phone application.

Indiana is a U.S. state located in the Midwestern and Great Lakes regions of North America. Indiana is the 38th largest by area and the 17th most populous of the 50 United States.

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