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Uncharted Territory: Indiana Expands Sports Wagering Options to Include Badminton, Beach Volleyball, and Wrestling

BySamantha Nguyen

Apr 3, 2024
Betting now allowed on badminton, volleyball, and wrestling

In a major shift for sports wagering in Indiana, Hoosiers now have the opportunity to expand their options beyond traditional favorites like football, basketball, and baseball. The Indiana Gaming Commission has announced that sportsbooks in the state can now accept bets on professional badminton, beach volleyball, and college wrestling.

Specifically, wagering is allowed on the BWF (badminton) World Tour, the Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour, and NCAA Division I wrestling according to the IGC’s Approved Events for Sports Wagering list. This marks the first time that betting on non-Olympic badminton and wrestling is permitted at Indiana sportsbooks.

While sports wagering operators are not required to offer wagers on the new leagues, some may choose to provide multiple betting opportunities on games or individual events including in-game wagers. The new additions bring the total number of event categories approved for sports wagering in Indiana to 32 spanning from Aussie Rules Football to World Jai-Alai. Some categories include various sports within them such as 25 different Summer Olympic events and trials eligible for betting during Paris games.

The Indiana Gaming Commission also allows betting on activities that fall under the broadest definition of “sport,” including events like July 4 Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest and category winners at Academy Awards. Adults aged 21 and up can visit any of Indiana’s 13 state-regulated casinos including four in Northwest Indiana to explore different sports wagering opportunities and place bets in person. Alternatively, Hoosiers can use a computer or mobile device to bet on any IGC-authorized sport from anywhere in the state using one of more than a dozen mobile sports wagering operators affiliated with Indiana casinos such as DraftKings and FanDuel.

By Samantha Nguyen

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