Indiana’s mobile betting market is getting a new entrant. BetAmerica recently launched its sports betting app in the state. The state legalized sports betting in summer this year, and its first operations launched in September.
BetAmerica goes live
BetAmerica Sportsbook is operated by Churchill Downs Incorporated. The app went live in the state this week and became the fourth mobile betting app service in Hoosier State. Churchill Downs started its retail sports betting operation at the Rising Star Casino Resort in Rising Sun.
With the mobile betting option, the users can now place bets on both professional and collegiate sports in the state. They can place bets on all major sporting events happening across the world. However, wagers will only be allowed for teams from Indiana.
BetAmerica’s President Ian Williams said that the company is excited to offer its mobile sports betting product to the users. He said,
“Sports enthusiasts can now enjoy placing bets, including in-game betting and super odds boosts, through the online BetAmerica Sportsbook.”
Indiana’s sports betting market flourishes
The first mobile betting app went live in the state in October 2019. Since then, the legal sports betting market has been flourishing in the state. However, the first legal bet was placed back on September 1, 2019. The state has 14 retail sportsbooks connected with the existing casinos of the state. DraftKings became the first digital operator to create a digital sportsbook in the state in October. Since then, FanDuel, BetRivers from Rush Street Gaming and BetAmerica have entered the market.
The Indiana Gaming Commission suggests that punters wagered more than $274.1 million since September 1. A majority of these bets were placed via mobile devices. While retail accounted for almost $123.8 million of the state’s total handle, mobile betting accounted for almost $144.2 million. The state has earned $29.4 million in sports betting revenue since then, which brought $2.79 million in taxes for the state.
As more sports betting apps are rolling out in the state, the Indiana Gaming Commission is hoping for better revenues in upcoming years. The operators are eyeing higher handles with the Super Bowl.