Indiana casinos post $394m April sports betting handle

May 13, 2024
Leer en Español

Its newest location, Terre Haute Casino Resort, opened last month.

The Indiana Gaming Commission has released its April casino sports wagering report. The Hoosier State’s sports betting handle grew by close to 23% when compared to results from this time last year.

The state posted almost $37.1m in adjusted gross revenue during the month of April. Indiana’s 13 casinos contributed more than $3.5m in taxes last month.

So far this year, Indiana’s casinos have paid more than $521m in taxes.

Ameristar Casino continues to hold the number one spot for the highest sports wagering activity. Hoosiers placed more than $145.7m in bets at Ameristar through DraftKings Indiana during the month of April.

Online wagers accounted for $169.2m of Ameristar’s total handle.

Other heavy hitters during the month included Blue Chip Casino, who partners with FanDuel and Belterra Casino. Blue Chip Casino brought in a nearly $129.1m sports betting handle in April, while the total hand at Belterra reached $31.6m.

Indiana’s newcomer, Terre Haute Casino Resort, took in a sports betting handle of more than $161,000. The casino made its debut on April 5.

Terre Haute offers its guests 1,000 slot machines, 35 live table games, a sportsbook and a poker room within its 400,000 square feet of gaming space. The destination is scheduled to open its hotel May 15.

Sport wagering in Indiana has been legal since September 2019. Governor Eric Holcomb signed the statewide regulated sports betting bill into law a little more than a year after the US Supreme Court overturned PASPA.

To date, more than 35 states have embraced regulated sports betting since the US Supreme Court ruling in May 2018.


Product Spotlight

Bragg Gaming Group

Bragg Gaming Group is a global content-driven iGaming technology provider, serving online and land-based gaming operators with its proprietary and exclusive content and cutting-edge technology.

John Connelly - Interblock preparing to launch online by the end of year

John Connelly, the Global CEO of Interblock, joins the Huddle to talk about:
- The company's conversion to the online space
- The performance of ETGs
- Interblock's new philanthropic efforts
- The trend of companies going private
- And more!

Michael Hershman - Dispelling casino 'myths:' New York needs to lose fear of the unknown

Michael Hershman, CEO of the Soloviev Group, joins Tim Poole on the Huddle to put forward his case that the Freedom Plaza is the way to go for one of New York's casino licences. He fields a variety of questions - not shying away from any of them - on why 'myths' about casinos and a fear of the unknown should be dispelled, as well as acknowledging the strength of rival bids and discussing opposition to the project.

As the Tribal gaming sector congregates once more in the Golden State, is it too cliché of me to suggest we are heading for a golden era of Tribal gaming? With the industry set to meet at the Indian Gaming Association t...

From The Top: Will youth be served by Sports Betting?
Two recent interviews in our Huddle podcast revealed to Las Vegas correspondent Brian Joseph just how young sports betting entrepreneurs are becoming.
The Global Gaming Awards: Rewarding Excellence
The 10th edition of the Global Gaming Awards took place in Las Vegas last year. Gaming America looks back... and ahead to this year's.
Preview: Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention
Gaming America looks ahead to the 2024 Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention and what attendees can expect when they arrive at the Anaheim Convention Centre.
888 and the US Market: A cautionary tale
Gaming America explores the risk of resting on your laurels and the challenge of remaining relevant in a rapidly expanding market.