The return of professional sports yielded big business for Indiana’s sportsbooks in August.
The reopening of the NBA season and start of Major League Baseball jumpstarted Indiana sports betting in July.
Limited professional sports activity in June translated into another weak performance for Indiana’s sportsbooks.
Sports betting in Indiana showed some signs of bouncing back in May.
Indiana’s casinos are ready to welcome back the public.
The Four Winds Casino in South Bend along with its three affiliated sites in Michigan could resume operations by June 15.
The cancellation of collegiate and professional sports in March because of the coronavirus outbreak cost Indiana’s retail and online sportsbooks about $125 million in wagers.
Indiana’s February sports betting handle totaled $187.2 million, up 9.6% from a then-record $170.8 million handle generated in January.
NFL playoff games in January contributed to shoring up Indiana’s position as the nation’s fourth largest legal sports betting market.
An empty field on the northwest corner of the highway interchange at Burr Street and I-94 in Gary will be the home of the new Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana in just over a year from now.