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.
Indiana retail and online sportsbooks brought in $160 million in bets in December.
PlayIndiana.com reports that Indiana’s online and retail sportsbooks took in nearly $150 million in bets in November as online betting continued to rapidly gain popularity in the state.
Indiana’s retail and online sportsbooks collected $91.7 million in bets in October, up 161% from $35.2 million in retail bets in September.