With more routine NFL and college football schedules in place, Indiana’s legalized sports gambling industry returned to a more normal pace in terms of wagering.
Indiana’s sportsbooks measured $230 million last month, according to data from the Indiana Gaming Commission.
Gaming analysts say the sector saw new highs in revenue and handle as colleges and professional teams played a more normal sports schedule, despite the COVID-limits of fans in the stands.
“With a schedule that was more comparable to an ordinary October, Indiana’s sportsbooks fared well and offered a clearer read on where Indiana’s market stands,” said Dustin Gouker, lead analyst for PlayIndiana.com. “Interest in the Indianapolis Colts, Indiana University, and Notre Dame is helping as the state transitions from a market that relies on Chicago to one that is more reliant on local bettors.”