A few weeks ago we wrote an article on how Indiana was busting their hump to get sports betting rolled out by the kickoff of NFL football. Today, it appears that goal will be a reality.
Two sportsbooks will officially start operations by kickoff. Ameristar Casino East Chicago will be the first casino/sportsbook to flip the switch. That will be on September 1st. Three days later on September 4th, the Horseshoe Hammond Casino will begin operations. It is expected that six more Indiana sportsbooks will start taking sportsbooks in September.
Dan Nita of Caesars Entertainment: “The legalization of sports betting in Indiana presents a huge opportunity for Horseshoe Hammond.”
Ameristar, mentioned above, is planning on having two NFL legends represent the first bets placed. They are Mike Ditka and Devin Hester.
The story as to when the mobile platform will be available is still murky at best. Indiana has concentrated on getting the brick and mortars open then will address the mobile situation.