Indiana Casinos moving forward toward Legalized Sports Betting

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Indiana casinos are racing ahead with preparations to launch legalized sports betting in early September, looking to seize an advantage over competitors in Illinois, where such wagers aren’t yet allowed.

A new state law approved this spring allows betting to start in September on professional and collegiate sports. All of Indiana’s 13 casinos and three off-track betting parlors are gearing up for on-site sports wagering. Most say they want to start taking bets before the NFL season starts.

They are also working to launch online betting apps but it those might not become available until later in the fall.