BetMGM receives approval to launch in Indiana

Another mobile sports betting app is coming to the state of Indiana.

BetMGM, the mobile sports betting app from Roar Digital, the joint venture between MGM Resorts and GVC Holdings, has been granted full approval to offer sports wagering in the state of Indiana.

Last month, the Indiana Gaming Commission (IGC) awarded BetMGM a temporary license with permission to offer mobile sports betting through its agreement with Belterra Resort. However, the IGC was satisfied that the app operated in accordance with state regulations during its initial launch and issued the operator full approval.

BetMGM’s authorization to launch in Indiana came into effect on February 25, allowing the operator to complete a full rollout of the app.

BetMGM In the US betting market

This news comes as Roar Digital was granted approval to launch the BetMGM sportsbook platform in the state of West Virginia through a partnership with the Greenbrier last month. Prior to the launch of BetMGM in West Virginia, the app was only available in the state of New Jersey, which went live in October 2019.

In November 2019, Yahoo Sports and BetMGM launched a sports betting platform in the state of New Jersey. The Yahoo Sports platform now features betting odds which direct users to the BetMGM online sportsbook where users can place sports wagers. Yahoo’s app can be downloaded on Android and iOS devices.

Now with the launch of BetMGM in Indiana, the sportsbook platform is available in three states where online and mobile sports betting is legal and regulated.

Sports betting in Indiana

Indiana became the tenth state to legalize sports betting following the repeal of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) in 2018.

Governor Eric Holcomb signed HB 1015 into law in May 2019, legalizing land-based and state-wide mobile sports betting. Bettors can sign up for online sportsbook accounts remotely, from anywhere within the state.

At the time of writing, bettors in the Hoosier State have four online sports betting options which include, DraftKings, FanDuel, BetRivers, BetAmerica and now BetMGM.

In January, Indiana’s sports betting market set new records for both revenue and betting handle. According to figures from the IGC,  sportsbooks in the Hoosier State generated $12.9m in revenue in January, representing a 7.3% increase on the $12m generated in December 2019. Sports betting handle also increased by 5.6% from $161m up to $170.8m in January 2020.

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