Indiana Horse Racing & Sports Betting

Horse Racing in Indiana

What horse racing tracks currently exist in Indiana?

Indiana Grand Racing
Indiana Grand Racing (Jamie Linscott/Indiana Grand)

Indiana boasts racing of many equine breeds such as Thoroughbred, Quarter Horse and Standard Bred. The state industry is always looking for more ways to grow their sports.

“Whether you are wanting to invest as an owner, breeder or stallion owner, this lucrative program provides great incentives for all participants,” says Bruce Murphy, Chairman of the Indiana Thoroughbred Breed Development Advisory Committee. “We are excited for the growth it offers.”

Indiana Thoroughbred Program Eyes Growth of More Than $2.4 Million – Indiana Horse Racing Commission
  • Indiana Grand
  • Hoosier Park

Sports Betting in Indiana

Is sports-betting legal in Indiana?

Yes

The state of Indiana passed a bill allowing betting on sports.

When can I bet on sports in Indiana through TwinSpires?

April 2021

Betting with TwinSpires’ BetAmerica became available in December of 2019.

Mobile sports betting was permitted to begin on December 30, 2019 by the Indiana State Gaming Commission. December 30, 2020 placed into effect the retail sports wagering vendor license for Churchill Downs Interactive Gaming with the launch of BetAmerica Sportsbook, later to be rebranded to TwinSpires Racing, Sports and Casino in connection with Rising Star Casino.

What Sports Teams are in Indiana?

  • Indianapolis Colts (NFL)
  • Indiana Pacers (NBA)
  • Notre Dame college football and basketball
  • Indiana college football and basketball
  • College football and basketball
  • Chicago pro teams 
  • Cincinnati pro teams

What sports can I bet on in Indiana?

Indiana will allow sports wagering for your favorite exciting events!

  • National Football League (NFL)
  • National Basketball Association (NBA)
  • Major League Baseball (MLB)
  • College Football (NCAAF)
  • College Basketball (NCAAB)
  • National Hockey League (NHL)
  • Soccer
  • Golf
  • Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)
  • Boxing
  • Tennis
  • Auto Racing (NASCAR)
  • Horse Racing
  • and more!

What types of sports bets can I make in Indiana?

Expect to place sports bets that you would typically desire to find at any online sportsbook.

  • Moneyline Betting
  • Over/Under Betting
  • Futures Betting
  • Spread Betting
  • Props Betting
  • Runline Betting

How does Indiana sports betting work?

The IGC will thoughtfully develop an application and regulatory framework for sports wagering. By statute, the earliest date in which sports wagering can be offered September 1, 2019 and is subject to regulatory approval. The IGC is committed to making this process transparent and to creating a strong regulatory environment that ensures the integrity of these activities in Indiana.

Indiana Sports Betting FAQ

Where can a land based sportsbook be operated?

Indiana casinos, racinos or off-track betting facilities.

Do I have to go to a land based facility before signing up for a mobile account?

No. You do not have to visit a land based facility to sign up for a mobile account. The mobile application includes information required to verify your identity, age and location.

Can I use my mobile device or computer to place a wager outside the State of Indiana?

No. All online wagers must be placed in the State of Indiana. An online sportsbook is required to utilize a geofence system to reasonably detect the physical location of a patron attempting to access the online sportsbook to place a wager. The geofence system will monitor and block unauthorized attempts to access the online sportsbook in order to place a wager when the patron is not within the State of Indiana.

What is the tax rate on sports wagering?

A sports wagering tax is imposed on the adjusted gross receipts received from authorized sports wagering offered by a certificate holder at a rate of nine and one-half percent (9.5%). The certificate holder is responsible for payment of this tax and must pay it on the 24th day of each month. The tax revenue collected is deposited in the State’s general fund. Sports wagering information is included and released on our monthly revenue report, which can be found here: https://www.in.gov/igc/2363.htm

Can I wager on e-Sports?

No, pursuant to IC article 4-38, a sports wagering operator may not accept wagers on e-Sports.

Historical Sports Betting Moments in Indiana

Indiana is uniquely positioned in the Mid-West, with a sports-rabid population, and little or no other legal sports betting options available in surrounding states.

The Indianapolis Colts win the Super Bowl

The Indianapolis Colts would face the Chicago Bears in the NFL finale of Super Bowl XLI. The game is significant aside from being Hall of Fame quarterback Petyon Manning’s first Super Bowl victory, because the Colt’s Super Bowl 2007 win was preceded by their 1970 season crowning in Super Bowl V!

What does sports betting look like in Indiana?

TwinSpires has brought a world of excitement to Indiana with online sports betting. The premier sports betting website in the United States offers Indiana sports players a wide range of betting in every major global sport around the world.

At home, you can bet on NBA and WNBA Basketball, NFL Football, Major League Baseball, and the National Hockey League. Bet on the winner, the points spread, over/under betting, or individual scores such as points, home runs, and a variety of other things for every Colts, Pacers, Fever, Hoosiers, Notre Dame and Purdue game.

But it doesn’t end there. You can bet on global soccer games in competitions such as the Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A, and Ligue 1, as well as Major League Soccer. International competitions such as the Champions League, European Championship, and the FIFA World Cup are also available for betting.

If you love tennis, matches at every ATP and WTA tournament await your investment. The same applies to international golf tournaments.

Motorsport races are available to bet on, including the biggest race of them all, the Indianapolis 500. Rugby competitions like the Six Nations, Super Rugby, Heineken Cup, the French Top 14, England’s Premiership, and the Pro14 are available. There are also many opportunities to win on Australian Rules football, Rugby League, cycling, boxing, and UFC/MMA.

Every day there are thousands of chances to play and win from Indiana on sports around the world with TwinSpires. Our easy-to-use website will guide you through the process of setting up an account and betting. We’re looking forward to seeing you!

Indiana Online Casinos

Is online casino gambling legal in Indiana?

No