Mobile betting in Indiana continued to rise in February, while the state also recorded its highest-ever sports betting handle figures.
Players in the Hoosier State wagered a total of $187.2 million last month, most of which was via digital sources.
A breakdown of the key figures
Of the amount mentioned above, 77.9% was placed via mobile apps and websites. The figure for that was $145.9 million.
Overall, players fared pretty well against the bookies. After taking winnings into account, sportsbooks brought in $11.1 million. Compared to January 2020, this was a 13.7% decrease.
Basketball was the most popular sport to bet on, with 50.8% ($90.2 million) of stakes wagered on this. American football was also popular, with players betting $11.6 million on this altogether. Much of this was placed during the two days leading up to the SuperBowl, which took place on February 2nd.
Parlay betting wagers also went up by 8.6%, totalling $44.1 million. Elsewhere, other sports and events were responsible for $39.7 million of the total monthly handle.
The big winners
Penn National Gaming’s Ameristar East Chicago venue was the most popular operator of choice. This was by-and-large due to its DraftKings-powered digital offerings, with the digital sportsbook handling $74.1 million alone. That was a rise of 12.3%.
In second place was Blue Chip Casino, owned by Boyd Gaming and the state’s licence partner of FanDuel. Blue Chip saw its online reach $63.8 million, a growth of 28.9%.
New faces in town
February was a busy month for Indianan players, and just as productive for sportsbooks. Roar Digital entered the market via its BetMGM mobile app, which was officially launched.
Meanwhile, going into March, PointsBet also announced its arrival here. This adds to its presence in both New Jersey and Iowa.