William Hill to open sportsbook in Indiana

William will have secured entry into the Indiana sports betting market.

Earlier today, William Hill announced that the company will be launching a land-based sportsbook at the Eldorado Resorts owned venue, Tropicana Evansville in September.

The William Hill sportsbook is still pending regulatory approval and is expected to open its doors in time for the start of the NFL season.

This will be the first William Hill sportsbook to operate in the Hoosier State.

What will the sportsbook look like?

The sportsbook will be located near the casino floor, next to the hotel’s entrance.

According to a press release, the casino’s existing 421 Lounge will be remodelled and will include a 16’x9′ foot video wall. On top of this, the sportsbook will feature ten 65-inch viewing monitors and 12 odds boards.

The Lounge’s existing bar will be integrated into the sportsbook to help “create the ultimate sports betting experience for fans.”

The new sportsbook will also allow bettors to access William Hill’s mobile app, betting kiosks and in-play wagering menu.

David Grolman, President of Retail Operations for William Hill US said: “We are excited to continue expanding our relationship with Eldorado Resorts and introducing William Hill to sports fans in Indiana. Tropicana Evansville is a great destination, nestled between Nashville, Louisville and St. Louis, and we look forward to serving guests with our 85 years of sports betting experience.”

Glenn Carano, Senior Vice President of Operations, East Region at Eldorado Resorts, Inc. said, “We are delighted to have William Hill as the official sportsbook operator at Tropicana Evansville. They are a leader in the sports betting industry and bring years of experience with them.

“We have no doubt that William Hill’s industry-leading wagering menu and technology will enhance the guest experience which is always the priority at all Eldorado Resorts properties across the country.”

Indiana sports betting

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

Governor Eric Holcomb signed HB 1015 into law in May, legalizing land-based and state-wide mobile sports betting.

Sports betting in Indiana is expected to go live in time for the start of the football season on 1 September 2019. Earlier this week, Penn National Gaming announced that it expects to launch sports betting operations at Ameristar Casino East Chicago on 1 September.

Under the state’s gambling laws, a sports betting license will cost $100,000 and must be renewed on a yearly basis for $50,000. Licensed casinos will be able to partner with up to three brands for online sports wagering.

In recent months, the Indiana Gaming Commission published its proposed sports betting regulations and published a list of sports that bookies can take bets on. The Commission is likely to finalize sports betting regulations at a meeting scheduled for 28 August.

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