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Will Sports Betting in Indiana be Legal Before the Start of 2019 NFL Season?

Are you resident of Indiana with a passion for the NFL? Good news, the state legislation of Indiana passed a bill and signed it into law on May 8th to allow sports gambling in your state, you can read more here. Basically, the bill will now allow both in-person gambling facilities and online sportsbooks to accept wagers from locals within the Hoosier state. Legalization of sports wagering is expected to go live around September 1, 2019. Making its inaugural launch just in time for the NFL’s opening day kickoff, which is set for September 5th.

The 2018 NFL season was a season to remember. New stars such as Patrick Mahomes and Saquon Barkley burst onto the scene, leaving fans jaws constantly unhinged with their exhilarating play. Tom Brady helped lead his Patriots to their second Super Bowl victory in three years, not that it was much of a surprise in the gambling world. The Patriots were originally pegged as Super Bowl favorites heading into the 2018 season with odds set at +500, unfortunately residents located within the state lines of Indiana were left stranded, unable to get in on the action. However, that changes this year, albeit with a few stipulations.

Online Sports Betting in Indiana

The initial launch of legalized betting within Indiana will be limited to only in-person retail sportsbooks located within Indiana gambling facilities such as Casinos, racinos, etc. However, Indiana regulators are aggressively fast-tracking the timeframe of legalized online betting, as the NFL is arguably the most lucrative sport to wager on within the United States. Online sports betting for Indiana hopes to be up and running by early October. This will be perfect time for residents to vet the teams within the league, and determine which franchises are viable Super Bowl contenders.

Super Bowl LIV Odds & Favorites

Looking to place a future bet on Super Bowl LIV? You can never go wrong with the Patriots. The New England Patriots (+700) currently edge out the Kansas City Chiefs (+850) and Los Angeles Rams (+1000) as the current favorites to hoist the Lombardi Trophy come early February. Now with a freshly reinstated Josh Gordon at wideout, you can expect Tom Brady to carve his way through the rest of the AFC, and possibly add a seventh Super Bowl ring to his glorious collection.