In an official announcement last week, the Indiana Gaming Commission (IGC) declared the authorization of the first Indiana mobile sports betting app launch. Better still, they are scheduled to launch today, October 3rd.
Rush Street Interactive will be the company taking the first legal mobile sports bet from Indiana residents. So far, they are the only ones with a license to do so. Once they break the ice, many additional operators are expected to follow suit. Indiana’s gambling market is well-developed, boasting up to 13 sportsbooks so far, meaning more options are bound to come soon enough.
- Launch of first Indiana mobile sports betting app scheduled for October 3rd.
- Rush Street Interactive is the company behind the launch.
- Mobile sports betting is expected to grow and expand very quickly.
A Brand New Indiana Mobile Sportsbook
Indiana players and online sportsbook fans are thrilled to have the option within their reach, and today is the day. This mobile sports app was officially approved by the IGC and signed by its Executive Director, Sara Gonso Tait.
Rush Street has substantially demonstrated to the satisfaction of the commission that its mobile sports wagering operation meets the requirements of Indiana Code Article 4-38, the Commission’s Emergency Regulations, and all Commission Directives related to sports wagering activities.
Sara Gonso Tait
In a further statement, the executive director pointed out some specific provisions the company had to fulfill to gain approval. These requirements included some old ones, adopted from the retail market segment, as well as entirely new ones, aimed at regulating the online gambling environment exclusively. The following were included:
- Confirm 3rd Party Licenses
- Certify Server Location
- Approve Affiliates
- Establish Dispute Process
- Audit & Report Revenue
- Confirm Risk Management
- Testing Lab Certification
- Explain Account Funding
- Perform Geofence Audit
- Detail Withdrawal Methods
One More in the Pocket for Rush Street
Rush Street Interactive is no stranger to the online sports betting, or interactive gambling market in the US, in general. They were the first to launch an online casino platform in New Jersey three years ago. The company also already started two mobile sports betting apps for the New Jersey and Pennsylvania markets.
Most recently, New York has become the newest market for the company, with the Rivers Casino and Resort in Schenectady officially opening the doors to their first retail sportsbook run by Rush Street.
Indiana Gambling – Going for Mobile
With the first successful launch coming this week, Indiana is the seventh US state to legalize mobile sports betting. So far, the service is available in:
This initial move made by one of the Indiana licensed retail sportsbook operators is expected to drive the rest in the same direction. Names such as William Hill, Caesars Entertainment, and Fan Duel, hard-set into the country’s industry, are making the most commotion. No less is expected of BetAmerica, as soon as they open a retail sportsbook at the Rising Star.
England-based Smarkets sportsbook is also expected to join in for a piece of the Indiana market, especially after last month’s partnership with Full House Resorts. Speaking of agreements, Penn National indicates that PointsBet and The Stars Group will also open mobile sports betting in the Hoosier state. As for right now, we’ll have to wait and see since no application or launch dates have been announced.