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Best Indiana Sports Betting Apps 2021

Joey Shadeck

Jun 21, 2021

Want to bet on the Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Pacers, or Notre Dame? If so, you will need an online sport betting account.

Using a sports betting app, also known as an online sportsbook, is required to place bets. Sports betting at brick-and-mortar casinos and online sports betting through a mobile app or computer became legal in Indiana in 2019.

This guide will break down the best sports betting sites by comparing the total number of sports and bets offered, odds, live betting features, mobile apps, educational resources, ease of use, as well as current bonuses and promotions.

Best Online Sports Betting Sites in Indiana

  • DraftKings Sportsbook – Best Overall
  • PointsBet – Best Bonuses and Promotions
  • FanDuel – Best Live Betting
  • Barstool Sportsbook – Best for Stoolies
  • BetMGM – Great Mobile App
  • William Hill – Great Odds
  • theScore Bet – Best Odds, Easy to Use
DraftKings Sportsbook
Overall

Best overall

Minimum Deposit $5
iPhone App Yes
Android App Yes

DraftKings is the complete package for both new and experienced sports bettors and daily fantasy sports players. While the live betting, education, and mobile app are all great, I found the unique bets and pre-game statistics to be the best in the state. Read full review

Pros

  • Top-notch mobile betting, live betting, education, and statistics.
  • Awesome bonuses + promos.
  • #1 overall sportsbook.

Cons

  • Below-average odds on NHL total bets, NBA total and spread bets and NFL total and spread bets.
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FanDuel Sportsbook
Overall

Best live betting

Minimum Deposit $10
iPhone App Yes
Android App Yes

From top-of-the-line live betting and an impressive laundry list of bet types and sports to industry-leading promotions, competitive odds, and innovative live play-by-play contests, FanDuel is a sportsbook for all bettors. Read full review

Pros

  • App is one of the best for navigation, appearance, and bet slip building.
  • Risk-free bet up to $1,000.
  • Typically well over 100 bets to pick from for most sporting events.

Cons

  • Below average odds on NFL games.
  • Casino games take longer.
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PointsBet
Overall

Best bonuses and promotions

Minimum Deposit $5
iPhone App Yes
Android App Yes

PointsBet combines traditional sports betting with a unique and, honestly, thrilling way to wager — points betting. With points betting your potential earnings (and losses) are multiplied by how many points you won or lost your bet. Read full review

Pros

  • Two risk-free bets up to $2,000.
  • Only sportsbook to offer points betting.
  • Excellent education and blog.

Cons

  • Live betting is limited.
  • Below average odds on soccer moneyline bets.
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Barstool Sportsbook
Overall

Best for Stoolies

Minimum Deposit $10
iPhone App Yes
Android App Yes

Make no mistake, despite being a casino-based brand, MGM is all-in on online sports betting. The BetMGM app provides users with a wide collection of sports and bets to wager on, in addition to a ton of casino and poker games (if available in your state). Read full review

Pros

  • "Betting with Barstool" is unique.
  • Risk-free bet up to $1,000.
  • The mobile app is one of my favorites.

Cons

  • Minimal education is available.
  • Live betting lacks common features.
  • Below average odds on spread and total bets.
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BetMGM
Overall

Great mobile app

Minimum Deposit $10
iPhone App Yes
Android App Yes

William Hill combines excellent odds and new customer bonus offers with an above-average mobile app. While I wish the sportsbook offered more education and ongoing promotions, there is a lot to like about William Hill. Read full review

Pros

  • Promotions are generous.
  • Sports betting, casino games, and poker are available.
  • Hundreds of bets are listed for most games, including dozens of prop bets.

Cons

  • Educational content can be improved.
  • BetMGM offers below-average odds.
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William Hill
Overall

Good odds

Minimum Deposit $5
iPhone App Yes
Android App Yes

theScore Bet, the betting app from theScore sports news site, wins points for a stylish and intuitive mobile app that even beginners will have no trouble navigating. But the sportsbook falls short in integrating the information offered by its parent app. Read full review

Pros

  • Excellent odds.
  • Wide variety of promotions.
  • Easy to use mobile app.

Cons

  • Casino games are limited.
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theScore Bet
Overall

Best odds

Minimum Deposit $10
iPhone App Yes
Android App Yes

BetRivers has the foundation of a great sports betting site. It’s one of the premier services for live betting, has a wide variety of sports, and offers great promotions. Mobile bettors, however, will find the slow and clunky app a frustrating user experience. Read full review

Pros

  • Mobile app is excellent.
  • Best odds.

Cons

  • Info from theScore media app is mostly absent.
  • No unique bets and contests.
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Other Indiana Sportsbooks

In addition to our top seven Indiana sports betting apps for 2021, we reviewed three others. Here's our high-level takeaways for each. To dive deeper, read our reviews.

BetRivers Sportsbook
Overall

Good bet variety

Minimum Deposit $10
iPhone App Yes
Android App Yes

BetRivers has the foundation of a great sports betting site. It’s one of the premier services for live betting, has a wide variety of sports (the most of any app), and offers great promotions. Mobile bettors, however, will find the slow and clunky app a frustrating user experience. Read full review

Pros

  • 100% first-deposit match (up to $250), with a 1X rollover.
  • Live betting is excellent.
  • Offers obscure sports such as futsal.

Cons

  • There are different mobile apps for each state BetRivers operates in.
  • Odds are average.
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BetAmerica
Overall

Best for horse racing

Minimum Deposit $1
iPhone App Yes
Android App Yes

While its history as a horse racing site is impressive, when it comes to sports betting BetAmerica has room for improvement. Although the BetAmerica mobile app is easy to use, I found the education, bonuses for new customers, and variety of bets to be underwhelming. Read full review

Pros

  • Mobile app is user-friendly.
  • Good odds on soccer moneyline bets and NCAAB moneyline bets.

Cons

  • Lackluster education.
  • You must create separate accounts for horse racing and sports betting.
  • Weak welcome promotions.
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Unibet
Overall

Good live betting, poor odds

Minimum Deposit $10
iPhone App Yes
Android App Yes

Although I like the overall selection of bets and live bets at Unibet, there aren’t enough differentiating factors to make the sportsbook a premiere selection. Geotechnology issues and poor navigation in the mobile app also withhold Unibet from being an above average sportsbook. Read full review

Pros

  • Decent educational content.
  • Great live betting.

Cons

  • Below average odds on most sports.
  • Mobile app has some navigation issues.
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Caesars
Overall

Good odds, limited bet variety

Minimum Deposit $10
iPhone App Yes
Android App Yes

Caesars is a good option for those interested in betting on moneyline and spread bets and playing casino games. New bettors or bettors seeking lots of props and exotic bets should consider other options. Read full review

Pros

  • Good odds on almost every sport.
  • Rewards members may find value in accumulating points.

Cons

  • Emphasizes online casino games before sports betting.
  • Mobile app is a work in progress in terms of usability.
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Best Indiana Online Sportsbooks Summary

Below is a summary of the best online sportsbooks currently available in Indiana.

SportsbookMinimum DepositSports & Bets OfferedOddsMobile BettingBonuses & PromotionsLive BettingOverallBet Now
DraftKings Sportsbook$5 5 Stars 3 Stars 5 Stars 4.5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars N/A
PointsBet$5 5 Stars 4 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars 3.5 Stars 5 Stars N/A
FanDuel Sportsbook$10 4.5 Stars 3.5 Stars 4.5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars N/A
Barstool Sportsbook $10 4.5 Stars 2.5 Stars 5 Stars 4.5 Stars 3.5 Stars 4.5 Stars N/A
BetMGM$10 4.5 Stars 2.5 Stars 4.5 Stars 4.5 Stars 4 Stars 4 Stars N/A
William Hill$5 4 Stars 5 Stars 4 Stars 4 Stars 3.5 Stars 4 Stars N/A
theScore Bet$10 3.5 Stars 5 Stars 4 Stars 3.5 Stars 3.5 Stars 4 Stars N/A
BetRivers Sportsbook$10 4.5 Stars 3.5 Stars 2.5 Stars 4 Stars 4.5 Stars 4 Stars N/A
BetAmerica $1 3.5 Stars 4 Stars 4 Stars 3.5 Stars 4 Stars 3.5 Stars N/A
Unibet$10 4 Stars 2 Stars 3 Stars 3.5 Stars 4.5 Stars 3.5 Stars N/A
WynnBET$10 4 Stars 2 Stars 4 Stars 4 Stars 3.5 Stars 3.5 Stars N/A

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Can you legally bet on sports in Indiana?

Sports betting is legal in Indiana at brick-and-mortar casinos and online. The first legal sports bet in Indiana took place on September 1st, 2019.

Governor Eric Holcomb endorsed House Bill 1015 on his final day to act on the bill. The bill approves sports wagering at licensed facilities, including casinos, racetracks, riverboats, and online sportsbooks and mobile apps. With online sports betting being legal, residents can register and bet from their phones or laptops with multiple sportsbooks.

Where can I bet on sports in Indiana?

There are 10 online sportsbooks and 15 casinos that offer sports betting in Indiana. As long as you are within state lines you can use any of the 10 online sportsbooks. Here's a full list of all the online and retail locations where you can bet on sports in Indiana.

Online Sportsbook Casino Partner Casino Location Sportsbook at Casino? Sportsbook Specs
Barstool Sportsbook Ameristar Casino East Chicago East Chicago ✔️ 23 betting kiosks
BetMGM Belterra Casino Florence ✔️ 4 betting kiosks, 12 TVs
BetRivers French Lick Resort French Lick ✔️ 18 TVs
Caesars Caesars Southern Indiana Elizabeth ✔️ 6 TVs
DraftKings Sportsbook Ameristar Casino East Chicago East Chicago ✔️ 23 betting kiosks
FanDuel Sportsbook Blue Chip Michigan City ✔️ 5 betting windows, 22 TVs, 2 sports tickers
PointsBet Lawrenceburg's Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg ✔️ N/A
theScore Bet Ameristar Casino East Chicago East Chicago ✔️ 23 betting kiosks
TwinSpires Rising Star Casino Resort Rising Star ✔️ N/A
Unibet Sportsbook Caesars Horseshoe Hammond Hammond ✔️ 12 TVs, 5,300 square-feet
William Hill Tropicana Evansville Evansville ✔️ N/A
TBD Winner's Circle Multiple ✔️ N/A

What Indiana sportsbook offers the best bonuses?

Currently PointsBet has the best welcome offer for new customers. New customers get a $500 risk-free bet and a risk-free PointsBetting bet, up to $1,500. Most other sportsbooks only offer one risk-free bet worth up to $500 or $1,000. The one drawback to PointsBet's welcome offer is that casual bettors might not want to take advantage of the risk-free PointsBetting bet, which is riskier than a normal fixed odds bet.

What DraftKings Sportsbook deposit bonus is available to Indiana residents?

All new Indiana DraftKings Sportsbook users have access to a 20% deposit match on their first deposits, up to $1,000. There is a 25X rollover requirement for this bonus, which means you have to wager the bonus amount 25 times before unlocking it. Bettors beware, this rollover requirement is the highest I've seen! Aside from the deposit match, new users can also bet $5 to win $200 on any NBA game.

DraftKings arguably has the best day-to-day promotions, cranking out new promos on what seems like a daily basis. The day-to-day promotions at DraftKings cater more towards te casual bettor, only requiring $5 - $20 bets, as opposed to $50 - $100 bets.

What FanDuel Sportsbook deposit bonus is available to Indiana residents?

FanDuel Sportsbook has a risk-free bet up to $1,000 for new customers. The $1,000 risk-free bet means that when you deposit at FanDuel and place your first bet, it will be refunded if it loses, up to $1,000.

FanDuel also has several day-to-day promotions that range from free bets to parlay insurance and odds boosts. Comparatively speaking, FanDuel is one of the better sportsbooks for bonuses and promotions.

What sports betting apps are legal in Indiana?

The following sports betting apps are legal in Indiana: Barstool Sportsbook, BetMGM, BetAmerica, BetRivers, DraftKings Sportsbook, FanDuel Sportsbook, PointsBet, theScore Bet, TwinSpires, Unibet, and William Hill. All of these sportsbooks are regulated by the Indiana Gaming Commission, which oversees all Indiana casinos and sportsbooks.

What is the best sports betting app in Indiana?

The DraftKings Sportsbook app is our pick for the top Indiana sports betting app. The DraftKings app is one of the easiest to navigate, rarely crashes, updates quickly, and has the most to offer. From placing bets to viewing statistics or promotions, the experience is seamless.

To score mobile apps we rated ease of use, reliability, sports and bets offered, live betting, and app navigation, amongst other things. For our testing, we looked at over 20 different sports betting apps and compared dozens of features.

Is FanDuel a good sports betting app for Indiana residents?

The FanDuel Sportsbook gets a lot of the seemingly small details right. For example, when you select a bet, I like that you can instantly bet on it or add it to your bet slip for later. Scrolling through types of bets for a game is also a breeze.

FanDuel vs. Draftkings app comparison: which is better for Indiana residents?

While both DraftKings and FanDuel are two of the best sports betting apps available in Indiana, we recommend DraftKings over FanDuel because of its speed, ease of use, and wide variety of bets and statistics. We've noticed the one area the DraftKings app outperforms the FanDuel app is speed and loading time.

Why choose DraftKings over FanDuel: DraftKings offers pre-game statistics, better education, faster loading times, and a wider variety of bets. Both apps have a ton of great day-to-day promotions.

Why choose FanDuel over DraftKings: FanDuel offers better odds, a more immersive live betting experience (including unique contests), and a more lucrative welcome promotion. Both apps have a ton of great day-to-day promotions.

Is Barstool Sportsbook a good sports betting app for Indiana residents?

The Barstool Sportsbook app is easy to use, great for quickly placing bets, and exceeds the industry standard experience. The only major missed opportunity on both the Barstool Sportsbook mobile app and desktop website is the lack of integration of even more Barstool media content.

How do I bet on sports in Indiana?

The first steps to betting on sports in Indiana are creating an account, funding the account, adding your bet to the betslip, selecting the wager amount, and finalizing the bet. Remember, as long as you are at least 21 years old and within state lines you are eligible to bet on sports.

  1. Create an account. Every online sportsbook has an online website as well as a mobile app. To create an account on the app or website, you will need your name, address, phone number, social security number, and email address. Creating an account typically takes five to ten minutes.
  2. Fund the account. Deposit money into your newly created account. In Indiana, standard banking methods include credit/debit cards, PayPal, ACH (e-check), Bank Transfers, Play+ Cards, and PayNearMe.
  3. Add your bet(s) to the betslip. To do this, click on the bet that you want to place.
  4. Select the wager amount. Enter the amount of money you want to wager. The bet slip will display your total wager and potential payout. Keep in mind, the potential payout includes the money that you are wagering. For example, in the screenshot below, you are betting $10 to win $8.80. Thus, the potential payout is $18.80 (total wager $10 + potential winnings $8.80).
  5. Finalize the bet. Place your bet and set an alarm for game time!

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How do you deposit and withdraw money at Indiana sports betting apps?

The most common deposit and withdrawal options for online sports betting sites in Indiana are online bank transfers, debit/credit cards, PayPal, prepaid gift cards, and cash at casinos that have partnered with online sportsbooks. It's worth noting that while the sportsbooks themselves don't charge fees, the provider you are using to deposit or withdraw money might charge a small fee.

  • Online Bank Transfers - Available at every Indiana sportsbook, you can link your bank account to your sports betting account. Hundreds of banks are available to link to, so there's a good chance you'll be able to link a checking or savings account. Most sportsbooks use companies such as Plaid to provide incredibly safe bank transfers. We recommend this method over all alternatives, as online bank transfers are free, fast, and efficient.
  • Debit/Credit Cards - Also readily available, you can use a debit or credit card to deposit money. Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express are all typically accepted as card providers. Pro Tip - Don't use your credit card if you don't have the money. Betting on sports can be risky and you should only bet with money you are willing to lose.
  • PayPal - PayPal is offered by a majority of sportsbooks. PayPal, a third-party payment processor, is a fast and secure way to send and receive money.
  • Prepaid Gift Cards - If you are seeking a safe way to responsibly gamble with a pre-set amount of money, check out prepaid gift cards. Typically offered by Play+ these prepaid gift cards function as any normal gift card.
  • Cash - You can also deposit and withdraw money by visiting the casino that the sports betting app is partnered with. For example, in Indiana, you can deposit and withdraw money to your FanDuel Sportsbook account at the Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City. To see what sportsbooks are partnered with each casino check out the table above.

What is the minimum deposit amount required to open an online sports betting account in Indiana?

Almost all Indiana sportsbooks require a $5 to $10 deposit to open an account. The amount required may vary to be eligible for certain promotions. Here's a comparison of minimum deposits for the most popular Indiana sportsbooks.

Feature DraftKings Sportsbook FanDuel Sportsbook PointsBet
Minimum Deposit $5 $10 $5
Total Deposit Methods 8 8 4
Deposit Min/Max - Debit/Credit Card $5/$2,000 $10/Varies $5/Varies
Deposit Min/Max - PayPal $5/$2,000 $10/Varies $5/Varies
PayPal Yes Yes No
Debit/Credit Card Yes Yes Yes
Online Bank Transfer Yes Yes Yes

What is the minimum amount required to withdraw money at a Indiana online sportsbook?

Almost all Indiana sportsbooks impose a $1 - $20 minimum to withdraw money. The amount required varies based on what withdrawal method you pick. Here's a comparison of minimum withdrawals for the most popular Indiana sportsbooks.

Feature DraftKings Sportsbook FanDuel Sportsbook PointsBet
Minimum Withdrawal $1 - $15 None Listed None Listed
Total Withdrawal Methods 4 4 2
Withdrawal Min/Max - PayPal $5/Varies None listed $5/Varies
Online Bank Transfer Yes Yes Yes
PayPal Yes Yes Yes
Prepaid Gift Card No Yes Yes


Can you use bitcoin to deposit money at a Indiana sports betting app?

No, bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are not currently available to use to deposit or withdraw money at Indiana sportsbooks. Popular banking options include online bank transfers, debit/credit cards, PayPal, and prepaid gift cards.

Can you use dogecoin to deposit money at a Indiana sports betting site?

No, dogecoin and other cryptocurrencies are not currently available to use to deposit or withdraw money at Indiana sportsbooks. Popular banking options include online bank transfers, debit/credit cards, PayPal, and prepaid gift cards.

What sportsbook offers the best odds in Indiana?

Based on 34,000 data points collected over five months and hundreds of games, William Hill offers the best odds of all the sportsbooks in Indiana. William Hill offers good odds on NCAAF moneyline bets, NFL moneyline bets, NCAAB moneyline bets, NBA moneyline bets, NHL moneyline bets, and NHL spread bets.

For comparison, if average NFL moneyline odds on a team are +130 at other sports betting sites, William Hill might offer odds at +140. In this example, every dollar wagered would return $1.40 at William Hill versus $1.30 at other sites.

Feature DraftKings Sportsbook FanDuel Sportsbook PointsBet
NFL Moneyline Best Average Below Average
NFL Spread Below Average Below Average Good
NFL Total Below Average Below Average Average
NBA Moneyline Average Average Average
NBA Spread Below Average Good Best
NBA Total Below Average Average Average
NHL Moneyline Best Average Below Average
NHL Spread Average Good Average
NHL Total Below Average Average Good
Soccer Moneyline Average Average Below Average
NCAAF Moneyline Below Average Below Average Average
NCAAB Moneyline Average Good Average
Odds 3 3.5 4

Methodology: To score Odds, Moneyline.com gathered data from 20 sportsbooks over five months. For our 2021 Sportsbook Review, over 34,000 data points were collected for spread, moneyline, and over/under (bets).

What is the tax rate on sports betting in Indiana?

In Indiana sports betting winnings are taxed at your regular rate of income. Only your winnings are taxed, not your original bet.

For example, if you bet $100 to win $110 (+110 odds) you will only be taxed on the $110 you won, not the $100 you staked for the bet. Using income tax brackets from Kiplinger an individual making between $9,876 to $40,125 would be taxed at a rate of 12%. Using the example above, you would have to pay $13.20 on the $110 you won.

When tax season comes around you will get a W-2G form sent to you from each sportsbook you have an account with. Form W-2G is used to report gambling winnings and gambling losses, which may be deduced if adequately itemized.

What sports leagues can I bet on in Indiana?

Indiana residents can bet on almost all domestic and international leagues, which include the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, NCAA, UFC, dozens of international soccer leagues, and multiple golf and tennis leagues.

  • Football - NFL, NCAA, CFL
  • Basketball - NBA, NCAA, WNBA, International Leagues
  • Soccer - English Premier League, MLS, International Leagues
  • Baseball - MLB + International Leagues
  • Hockey - NHL + International Leagues
  • Golf - PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, International Leagues
  • Tennis - All Major U.S. Tournaments + International Matches
  • Other Sports - UFC/MMA, Motor Sports, Boxing, Cricket, etc.

How old do you have to be to bet on sports in Indiana?

Anybody who is 21 years or older can bet on sports in Indiana. As long as you are 21 and within state lines, you do not have to be a Indiana resident to bet on sports.

For example, if you live in Ohio and drive into Indiana you will be able to create an online account with any of the sportsbooks listed on this guide.

Do you have to be a resident of Indiana to bet on sports?

You do not have to be an Indiana resident to bet on sports. Your phone or laptop uses geo-technology to make sure you are within state lines. As long as you are within state lines you will be able to bet on sports. If you live in Indiana and travel to a state that does not have legal betting, you will not be able to bet. If you travel to a state that also has legal betting you will be able to bet.

If you are a snowbird and travel to Florida in the winter, you will not be able to place bets since Florida does not currently offer legal online sports betting.

When did sports betting in Indiana become legal?

Here is a short timeline of how Indiana sports betting became a reality:

  • 2018 - Indiana introduced a bill House Bill 1015 in January to legalize sports betting in the Hoosier State. In May, the Supreme Court voted to overturn the federal ban on sports betting, otherwise known as PAPSA.
  • 2019 - Indiana legislature passed House Bill 1015 in April. On May 8th, Governor Eric Holcomb endorsed House Bill 1015 on his final day to act on the bill. The bill approved sports wagering at licensed facilities, including casinos, racetracks, riverboats, and online sportsbooks. Governor Holcomb placed the first legal bet in Indiana on September 1st.
  • 2020 - There are now 10 online sports betting sites available in Indiana, making it a great state to bet on sports online.

Is it legal to bet on horse racing in Indiana?

It is legal to bet on horse racing in Indiana. Residents can bet with legal online providers such as TVG, BetAmerica, and TwinSpires. You can not bet on horses from Indiana sportsbooks, except for TwinSpires, which offers different websites for its sports betting and horse racing products.

What is a moneyline bet?

A moneyline bet is a wager on which team will win the game outright, Team A or Team B. It doesn’t matter if the team you bet on wins by one point or wins by 50 points; as long as they win the game, you win your bet.

More of a visual person? Here's a YouTube video covering moneyline, spread, and total bets.

What is a spread bet?

A spread bet is a wager on which team will cover the spread or point spread. The spread estimates how many points the team that is expected to win (favorite) will win by and how many points the team that is expected to lose (underdog) will lose by.

Favorites have a negative spread (-1, -3, -7), while underdogs have a positive spread (+1, +3, +7). To win a spread bet of -3, the team you bet on has to win by more than three points. To win a spread bet of +3, the team you bet on has to win the game or lose by less than three points.

What is an over/under (total) bet?

An over/under bet is a wager on the total number of points that will be scored by both teams combined throughout the game. For example, if the over/under for a game is 55, you can bet whether the total combined points for both teams will be more than or less than 55.

In the example above, if you bet the over you need at least 56 points to win your bet. If you bet the under you will win your bet as long as 54 or fewer points are scored. If exactly 55 points are scored you push with the sportsbook, meaning you get your money back but don't gain or lose any additional money.

What is a risk free bet?

A risk-free bet is a type of bonus offered by sportsbooks, typically to encourage potential customers to signup. A risk-free bet ensures that even if you lose your first bet with the sportsbook you don't actually lose any money.

The way a risk-free bet works is simple: when you deposit for the first time your first bet, I repeat, this must be your first bet, is deemed risk-free. Let’s say a sportsbook is offering a $500 risk-free bet. If you bet $500 on a team to win and that team wins, you collect your winnings, and that’s it. The promotion is over. If you lose your first bet, the $500 will be refunded to you.

DraftKings Sportsbook Indiana Summary 2021

DraftKings

DraftKings is the complete package for both new and experienced sports bettors. The variety of sports and bets offered, the outstanding education and statistics, and the unique live betting experience make DraftKings a winner in 2021.

Minimum deposit: $5

DraftKings Sportsbook Pros
1) DraftKings offers the widest variety of bets I’ve seen so far from a sportsbook. DraftKings offers betting pools, daily fantasy sports, instant bets, and a Sports Betting National Championship contest in addition to all standard bet types.
2) While DraftKings provides top-notch mobile betting and live betting, I was most impressed by the sportsbook’s pre-game statistics and betting trends. DraftKings is in a class of its own in this category, giving users statistics, injuries, team standings, and betting insights to make informed bets. No other sportsbooks offer the same quality or quantity of useful pre-game information.
3) Daily promotions are available for customers, including profit boosts, risk-free bets, and parlay insurance, amongst others.

DraftKings Sportsbook Cons
1) The welcome offer of a 20% deposit match up to $1,000 hasa 25X rollover, the highest of any welcome promotion I've seen.

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PointsBet Indiana Summary 2021

PointsBet

PointsBet brings a new style of betting to the United States, and frankly, I'm a huge fan. The opportunity to try your hand at points betting — plus the killer new-customer and creative ongoing promotions — are convincing reasons to open a PointsBet account. Although live betting lacks a few features, the high-quality overall offering at PointsBet makes it one of the top sportsbooks in our book.

Minimum deposit: $5

PointsBet Pros
1) PointsBet’s collection of bet types (PointsBetting, props, alternative lines, and especially custom bets) is second to none.
2) PointsBet offers the best welcome bonus, a $500 risk-free bet on fixed odds and a $1,500 risk-free bet on PointsBetting.

PointsBet Cons
1) The live betting experience is rather bland, and lacks a lot of the cool features offered by other top sportsbooks.

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FanDuel Sportsbook Indiana Summary 2021

FanDuel

FanDuel Sportsbook is an accomplished offering in every measurable way — and one we recommend for bettors at every experience level. Besides providing the full gamut of classic sports betting features, and a standout live betting experience, FanDuel is an innovator. (A must-see is the live, free-to-play PlayAction contest.) With its steady stream of new promotions, contests, and bet types, FanDuel has clearly staked its claim in the top echelon of sportsbooks.

Minimum deposit: $10

FanDuel Sportsbook Pros
1) The seemingly endless variety of bets and prop bets, daily fantasy sports, and free-to-play contests is what makes FanDuel Sportsbook one of the premier sports betting apps.
2) Bonuses and promotions are generous and plentiful — so much so that nearly every day we’re tempted to open the app to see what new and crazy incentives have been activated.
3) The must-see in FanDuel’s already impressive live and mobile betting game is the free-to-play PlayAction contests. It’s an exciting glimpse into the future of live betting.

FanDuel Sportsbook Cons
1) Odds are not as competitive as other sportsbooks.

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BetMGM Indiana Summary 2021

BetMGM

Make no mistake, despite being a casino-based brand, MGM is all-in on online sports betting. The BetMGM app provides users with a wide collection of sports and bets to wager on, in addition to a full suite of casino and poker games.

Minimum deposit: $10

BetMGM Pros
1) BetMGM’s flexibility allows users to quickly place, edit, and look up an abundant variety of bets (especially prop bets) to make.
2) The new-customer promotion is a risk-free bet of up to $600 is a highlight of BetMGM’s slate of promotions for new and existing bettors.

BetMGM Cons
1) Our main knock is that the mobile app feels a bit slow or sluggish, at times, compared to competitors.

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William Hill Indiana Summary 2021

William Hill

William Hill combines excellent odds and new customer bonus offers with an above-average mobile app. While I wish the sportsbook offered more education and ongoing promotions, there is a lot to like about William Hill.

Minimum deposit: $5

William Hill Pros
1) William Hill offers excellent bonuses for new customers, competing with the best bonuses in the industry. For existing customers, William Hill does not provide nearly as many ongoing seasonal promotions, but when it does, they are worthwhile.
2) William Hill offers excellent odds for NHL spread bets, MLB spread bets, and NBA moneyline bets, placing #2 in our 2021 odds rankings.

William Hill Cons
1) William Hill’s education section is lackluster and needs to be improved in both quantity and quality.

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BetRivers Indiana Summary 2021

BetRivers

BetRivers has the foundation of a great sports betting site. It’s one of the premier services for live betting, has a wide variety of sports (the most of any app), and offers industry-leading promotions. Mobile bettors, however, will find the slow and clunky app a frustrating user experience.

Minimum Deposit: $10

Why Choose BetRivers Sportsbook:


  • Terrific for live betting. BetRivers is one of a few sportsbooks to offer live streaming of sports games in-app. Live streaming is currently limited to tennis and soccer but has the potential to expand. BetRivers also provides a wide range of bets, in addition to instant bets (e.g., each point of a tennis match). I see instant bets becoming more popular in the years to come. For example, imagine being able to bet on key plays of a Steelers game.
  • Low-rollover bonus. The 100% deposit match promotion with a 1X rollover is the best bonus I have seen in Pennsylvania for 2020 thus far. If you are new to sports betting, a 1X rollover is a perfect way to dip your feet in the water while receiving a bonus.
  • Bonuses: Promotions change throughout the year, but typically BetRivers offers a 100% first deposit match up to $250. This bonus is unique because it only has a 1X rollover, where typical rollovers range from 3X – 10X.

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theScore Bet Indiana Summary 2021

BetRivers

When I think about theScore Bet I fantasize about what could have been. theScore media app is so damn good it competes with ESPN — ESPN! — as the go-to app for checking sports scores, game previews, and betting lines. Unfortunately, theScore Bet sportsbook is missing too many of the useful features that have hooked millions of users to theScore media app since it launched in 2007. This disconnect, plus theScore Bet’s too-basic selection of bets, live betting, and bonuses, makes for a somewhat disappointing sportsbook spinoff.

Minimum Deposit: $10

Why Choose theScore Bet:


  • theScore Bet mobile app is built on usability, allowing users to find games and add bets to the bet slip quickly. Plus, there are some unique cross-app integration features between theScore Bet and theScore media app.
  • theScore Bet offers excellent odds for NFL moneyline bets, NHL moneyline bets, NHL moneyline bets, NCAAB moneyline odds, and NCAAF moneyline odds. For comparison, if average moneyline odds on a team are +130 at other sports betting sites, theScore Bet might offer odds at +140. In this example, every dollar wagered would return $1.40 at theScore Bet versus $1.30 at other sites.

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What forms of gambling are legal in Indiana?

While Indiana does offer legal sports betting, horse betting, and daily fantasy sports, other online gambling such as iGaming and poker are still illegal. Here's a full list of all legal gambling available in Indiana:

  • Online Sports Betting - Legal
  • Online Horse Betting - Legal
  • Daily Fantasy Sports - Legal
  • iGaming (online slots) - Not Legal
  • Online Lottery Games - Not offered
  • Online Poker - Not Legal
  • Offshore Sportsbooks - Not Legal

Popular Indiana Sports Teams

While Indiana only has three professional teams, the Hoosier State is home to some of the country's most-established college sports programs. Residents of Indiana can bet on all professional and collegiate teams, which include all of the following teams:

Is DraftKings sportsbook legal in Indiana?

DraftKings is a safe and legal sports betting option for residents of Indiana. DraftKings obtained its license from Ameristar Casino Resort.

Is FanDuel sportsbook legal in Indiana?

FanDuel is a safe and legal sports betting option for residents of Indiana. FanDuel obtained its license from Blue Chip Casino.

Is Bovada legal in Indiana?

Bovada, BetOnline, and MyBookie are considered offshore sportsbooks and are illegal. These sportsbooks are not approved by the Indiana Gaming Commission, which regulates all legal Indiana sportsbooks.

Best Indiana Sports Betting Apps 2021 Summary

Here's a summary of the best Indiana sports betting sites.

  • DraftKings Sportsbook – Best Overall
  • PointsBet – Best Bonuses and Promotions
  • FanDuel – Best Live Betting
  • Barstool Sportsbook – Best for Stoolies
  • BetMGM – Great Mobile App
  • William Hill – Great Odds
  • theScore Bet – Best Odds, Easy to Use

best Indiana sportsbooks

Methodology

For Moneyline.com’s annual best online sportsbooks review, we collected more than 36,000 data points over five months from 20 sportsbooks that serve 11 states where full-scale mobile betting is legalized. Hundreds of hours were spent testing and scoring each sportsbook (mobile and online/desktop) in seven core categories: sports and bets offered, odds, live betting, mobile betting, education, ease of use, and bonuses and promotions. The results determined each sportsbook’s overall rating.

Data from more than 1,700 bets (including moneyline, spread and total bets) was used to generate each sportsbook’s comparative odds ranking. Leagues and bet types collected include NCAA football moneyline bets, NCAA basketball moneyline bets, NFL moneyline, spread and total bets, NBA spread, moneyline and total bets, NHL moneyline, puckline and total bets, and soccer 3-way result (moneyline) bets. When collecting odds, we made sure to collect the same games at the same time for each sportsbook, ensuring data accuracy.

About Moneyline.com’s chief sportsbook researcher, Joey Shadeck: I’ve been a hobby sports bettor for more than six years, placing hundreds of bets on my favorite sports (football, basketball, MMA) and teams (Packers, Spartans, and whoever is playing the Lions). Beyond sports betting, I’m known for saying “Wanna bet on it?” in almost any situation and that is how I found out I can eat 42 chicken nuggets in less than 20 minutes.

As of February 2021, 22 different states have legalized sports betting to some capacity. Of those 22 states, the following 11 have legalized full-scale mobile betting: Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada (must register in-person), New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia.



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About the Author

Joey Shadeck

Joey Shadeck is the lead writer for Moneyline.com and content strategist for Reink Media Group. He has closely tracked sports betting in the United States for the last two years, compiling hundreds of data points across dozens of sportsbooks. He has 6 years of online betting experience with hundreds of bets placed during that time.





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