Recently, it is observed that legal sports betting surged three times in the second month than its starting month in Indiana. This surge is due to betting through mobile devices instead of physical casinos. In October, gamblers bet a total of $91.7 million on sports in Indiana. The amount is comparatively more significant than the $34.5 million in September. The Indiana Gaming Commission announced this report.
Gamblers started betting on sports from October 3, 2019, at the launch time of mobile sportsbook applications. These apps attract approx. $48 million in this month. According to the report, sports bets were placed at the windows of casinos or kiosks with a total amount of $43.7 million.
Gamblers bet around $41 million on mainly football sport, and on the other hand, baseball is another game people like to bet on, which was recorded nearly $10.5 million.
In Indiana, there are more than half of sports bets were placed in October by Ameristar in East Chicago, which has launched the sports betting in collaboration with DraftKings. The total betting of $46.2 million came from the casino, and $39.4 million came from no deposit casino or mobile devices.
The spokesman for Ameristar’s Penn National Gaming, Jeff Morris, said that it is impossible to discuss specifications about the performance of the new sportsbook of the casino.
The Vice President and Assistant General Manager at the Hammond, Noah Hirsch, said that the casino is currently working with Caesars Entertainment to provide the mobile betting applications to its customers. The Caesars Entertainment is the owner of well-known on-track casinos near Indianapolis, Kentucky, and Louisville. It is the biggest casino operator in Indiana. It also owns off-track casinos in Indianapolis, Clarksville, and New Haven.
Hirsch is waiting for its guests in Indiana and boosting them by showing numbers to involve in betting through mobile devices.