Professional football and the return of Big Ten football were the primary drivers behind record-setting sports betting in Indiana in October.
Sports betting in Indiana showed some signs of bouncing back in May.
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.
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.