Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb has placed the first sports bet at Indiana Grand Casino in Shelbyville. He bet $10 on the Colts to win the Super Bowl, $10 on the Pacers to win the NBA Championship and $10 on the Indiana Fever to win Sunday night’s game.
A gaming law passed earlier this year allows Hoosiers to bet on major leagues like the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL. In addition, the Indiana Gaming Commission also approved bets on events like professional boxing, golf, soccer, tennis and auto racing. Bettors can also bet on less popular events, like darts, cricket, lacrosse and sailing. Indiana law prohibits wagering on high school and amateur youth sporting events.
Indiana Grand Casino is now the first Caesars Entertainment property in Indiana to open a sportsbook. The sportsbook now also makes the casino in Shelbyville the second-largest Caesars Entertainment property behind Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.