LAS VEGAS, June 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Bettors at Indiana's retail and online sportsbooks were more active in May compared to April, a welcome result after April's month-over-month slowdown. But even with the market advantages that helped spur the positive turn, Indiana's sports betting industry will have to wait until football season kicks off before betting volume returns to the highwater marks hit earlier this year, according to PlayIndiana.
"Even with the expected slowdown over the last two months, no Midwestern state has held its ground better than Indiana," said Nicole Russo, analyst for PlayIndiana.com. "Some of that can be attributed to local events driving interest, including the Indy 500. But the market's structural advantages that were built in before sports betting launched is also paying dividends."