Indiana sports betting handle reaches $404.2m in September

October 13, 2023

Sports wagering activity has steadily increased in the Hoosier State during the summer.

The Indiana Gaming Commission has released its September casino sports wagering report. The Hoosier State’s sports betting handle grew by close to 70% during September when compared to state numbers that were reported in August.

Last month, Indiana’s sports wagering handle from its 12 land-based casinos climbed to nearly $404.2m. The state has experienced an upswing in sports betting activity since July, a common trend around the country, according to analysts.

The Hoosier State’s most recent sports betting handle grew by 20% year-over-year. Adjust taxable gross revenue from sports betting reached $41.1m during the month of September, with Indiana raking in close to $3.9m in tax payments.

Ameristar Casino continues to hold the number one spot for the highest sports wagering activity. Hoosiers placed more than $171.2m in bets at Ameristar through DraftKings Indiana during the month of September, reflecting a 79% rise in play when compared to numbers from August.

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

Other heavy hitters during the month included Blue Chip Casino, which partnered with FanDuel and Belterra Casino. Blue Chip Casino brought in a nearly $125m sports betting handle in September, while the total handle at Belterra reached $33.7m.

Sports 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 30 states have embraced regulated sports betting since the US Supreme Court ruling in May 2018.


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