Even with a break in the action due to the pandemic, Indiana sports betting thrived in its first full year.
(Indianapolis, Ind.) – For a portion of 2020, sports were non-existent.
Despite a stall in the sports world due to COVID-19, Indiana closed out 2020 by topping $1.7 billion in sports wagers for the entire year.
PlayIndiana.com reports four-straight record setting months for Indiana to close out the year, including a $313 million sports betting handle in December.
Indiana’s December handle created over $2.3 million worth of taxes for the state, and $24.3 million worth of revenue.
Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg was one of the more popular retail sportsbooks in the state in December. Its $12 million worth of wagers last month was the most in the state. Monthly revenue for Hollywood stood at $3.3 million for December.
Belterra Casino and Resort in Switzerland County handled $4.7 million in sports wagers, resulting in $2.3 million in revenue.
Sports betters wagered $112,013 at Rising Star Casino in Rising Sun.
There is a chance for expanded sports betting in the Hoosier state in 2021. A new bill from Senator Jon Ford aims to legalize online casinos in Indiana, which would allow Hoosiers to make wagers playing online poker and blackjack.
A push to allow video gaming terminals inside bars and restaurants is also being discussed.
For more information, visit playindiana.com.