BetMGM sports betting app goes live in Indiana

The BetMGM sports betting app is now live in the state of Indiana.

Roar Digital, the joint venture between MGM Resorts and GVC Holdings, has announced the launch of its mobile sports betting app, BetMGM, in the state of Indiana.

This news comes just days after the Indiana Gaming Commission gave the operator full approval to launch its betting app in the state.

BetMGM in Indiana

The BetMGM app is available thanks to a market access deal with Boyd Gaming which operates the Belterra Resort.

Scott Butera, President of Interactive Gaming for MGM Resorts, said: “Introducing BetMGM in Indiana is a significant development for Roar Digital and MGM Resorts. Indiana has a rich history in professional and amateur sports and a strong fan base. We believe that the sports betting opportunities offered by BetMGM, and access to MGM’s world-class entertainment offerings and resorts, will be well-received.”

Adam Greenblatt, Chief Executive Officer of Roar Digital, said: “Indiana marks an incredibly important expansion for us as we look to solidify our presence in the Midwest and continue to bring BetMGM to new states in the US.”

With the launch of the BetMGM app in Indiana, the operator now offers online sports betting in three states after launching the app in New Jersey in October and West Virginia last month.

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 several 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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