Mobile sports betting will go live in Indiana on October 3. The first mobile app will be powered by Rush Street Gaming under its BetRivers.com brand. Rush Street opened a physical sportsbook in partnership with the French Lick Casino in early September.
When sports betting regulations were finalized in Indiana at the end of August it was noted at the time that no applications for mobile betting had been received. That is apparently no longer the case with executive director of the Indiana Gaming Commission Sara Gonso Tait suggesting that BetRivers.com won’t have the market to itself for long:
“I think you’re going to see more mobile sports wagering (platforms) from different providers in Indiana in the month of October.”
According to regulators, two as of yet unnamed companies have submitted requests to launch mobile platforms. The original plan was to launch online betting at the same time in-person wagering began that didn’t transpire.
Online wagering will use geofencing technology to make sure that bettors are located within Indiana borders while placing wagers. In-person registration will not be required although bettors will need to provide some personal and identification information to set up an account.
Rush Street Gaming also operates online betting platforms in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. They also own and operate the Sugar House Casino in Philadelphia, the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh, the Rivers Casino in Des Plaines, Illinois and the Rivers Casino and Resort in Schenectady, New York.