Exaggerate don’t play when it comes to Indiana.
The iGaming provider has announced that it has reached an agreement to enter the market for Indiana Online Games when its products are approved.
Indiana’s timeline for allowing online gambling is unclear. Two bills that would allow online gambling — the ability to play casino games remotely for real money — never made it out of Indiana’s legislative committees in 2022.
PlayUp already has iGaming access in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. PlayUp has an existing agreement with Caesars in Indiana, so if Indiana approves online gambling, it will work with a Caesars casino.
“We have proven that we can gain market share in New Jersey’s ultra-competitive sports betting landscape,” said PlayUp’s US President. Denis Drazin in a statement detailing the agreement.
What does this mean for Indiana punters?
PlayUp, which is based in Australiais a online betting and technology provider. This means that it creates a platform for users to bet.
Each additional supplier is good for the customer as each will try to attract customers with rewarding promotions and maybe a better chance.
But online games are different from sports betting. Online gambling consists of playing slot machines or table games offered by a casino on your mobile device or computer.
The states with online games are:
- West Virginia
- New Jersey
- Nevada (offering online poker)
Indiana has approved sports betting and has 12 IN sports betting online available in the state. Surprisingly, PlayUp is not one of them.
Lawmakers removed the online gambling component of the sports betting bill when it was passed in 2019.
Indiana has no shortage of presence in land-based casinos. As of 2021, the state was home to 13 land and river casinos.
The Future of Online Betting in Indiana
A study commissioned for iDEA Growth and the Indiana Casino Association by Global Market Advisors predicted that the legalization of iGaming would bring $420 million to Indiana in 2023 and steadily increasing to $611 million in 2027 with an 18% tax.
In 2023, Indiana will convene another legislative session through the end of April.