There was a lot of momentum for Indiana to legalize online gambling in the 2023 session. But a bill to do so – and allow online lottery – went nowhere this session.
Indiana legalized online sports gaming in 2019. But table games – like poker and blackjack – are still only legal at casinos. Rep. Ethan Manning’s (R-Denver) bill, HB 1536, would’ve legalized online table games and online lottery. But he never even brought the measure for a hearing this session.
He said he needs to better educate lawmakers and the public on the importance of legalizing i-gaming.
“We know that we have a very large black market for i-gaming now – it’s been shown in other states,” Manning said.