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Indiana made almost a MILLION dollars in tax revenue in less than a month of sports gambling

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It was a good first month for sports gambling in the state of Indiana, even though it wasn’t even an entire month.

The Hoosier state began accepting wagers on the world of sports about a week into the month of September. In that short period of time, the state of Indiana made more than $800,000 in tax revenue on more than $35 million in total bets. The exact numbers are staggering.

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Those figures are expected to substantially increase. This week DraftKings unveiled their app which will now accept wagers from mobile devices within the state limits.

There’s certainly an appetite for sports gambling in the area and the Commonwealth could certainly use an extra million dollars a month in revenue. Will the state legislature take action? I’ll believe it when I see it.

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Article written by Nick Roush

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26 Comments for Indiana made almost a MILLION dollars in tax revenue in less than a month of sports gambling



  1. Irish son
    1:02 pm October 11, 2019 Permalink

    How much did Kentucky make? 0h wait…



  2. eyebleedblue
    1:13 pm October 11, 2019 Permalink

    Yeah there are zero negatives to gambling.



    • J-Dub421
      2:51 pm October 11, 2019 Permalink

      If you don’t want to gamble, then don’t. Stop trying to tell other adults how to live their lives.



  3. 4evrUKBlue
    1:16 pm October 11, 2019 Permalink

    And yet it’s still Indiana.



    • catfan838
      1:24 pm October 11, 2019 Permalink

      Yes I was born in Lexington and live in Indy now and it’s just like them being real and fantastic! Total game changer for March Madness



    • 4evrUKBlue
      2:05 pm October 11, 2019 Permalink

      ??



    • cats646
      2:44 pm October 11, 2019 Permalink

      I’m with you 4ever. ?? Wtf. Lol



    • 4evrUKBlue
      3:29 pm October 11, 2019 Permalink

      646, I’d rather live anywhere than Indiana.



    • cats646
      5:02 pm October 11, 2019 Permalink

      Not me. France is way worse than Indiana. Lol, but as far as in the US, Indiana sucks



    • catsarerunnin
      7:38 pm October 11, 2019 Permalink

      Hoosier daddy???



  4. goteam94
    1:24 pm October 11, 2019 Permalink

    Push your legislators to legalize gambling. They work for you!



    • DelrayCat
      1:26 pm October 11, 2019 Permalink

      Hahahahahahahaha…that’s a good one.



    • Looother
      2:05 pm October 11, 2019 Permalink

      They work for themselves – NOT you…



    • 4evrUKBlue
      2:05 pm October 11, 2019 Permalink

      Maybe in a parallel universe. Politicians work for themselves.



    • goteam94
      3:31 pm October 11, 2019 Permalink

      If enough people want something done they need to talk with their votes.



    • catsarerunnin
      7:39 pm October 11, 2019 Permalink

      Some work for Ukraine!!



  5. macattack
    1:29 pm October 11, 2019 Permalink

    There is absolutely no reason why sports gambling shouldn’t be legal here too. And I’m not even a gambler. I long for the day when we as a state and country will stop legislating based on our preferred invisible friend. If you believe gambling (or whatever other social issue) is wrong, then don’t do it. Stop preventing everyone else from doing it.



    • J-Dub421
      2:53 pm October 11, 2019 Permalink

      I don’t really gamble either, but it’s the stupidity of pretending like we don’t already have legal gambling (horse racing, lottery, etc.) in Kentucky that bothers me the most.



  6. Mike Honcho
    1:40 pm October 11, 2019 Permalink

    But the Bible says no gambling! (Unless it’s on horses, lottery, keno)



  7. Twick39
    2:15 pm October 11, 2019 Permalink

    But jesus doesn’t like gambling, you heathens!



    • Elvis Is Alive
      3:36 pm October 11, 2019 Permalink

      Wanna bet? 🙂



    • SwineyTodd
      11:08 pm October 11, 2019 Permalink

      Time to put the crack pipe back up, Elvis, before you’re dead instead of “Alive”. You won’t get to go to orship service Sunday if you are.



  8. 4evrUKBlue
    3:41 pm October 11, 2019 Permalink

    I could care less whether a sports gambling bill is passed or not, it just seems like it’s more funds for the politicians to misappropriate. Remember how the lottery was supposed to go toward education, yet the Fayette County School Board keeps raising property taxes… 2 or 3 times this year. According to WKYT… “It is all to pay for the school district’s roughly $580 million budget as district leaders say they are getting less and less help in the form of state funding from leaders in Frankfort”. It’s probably the same statewide.



    • zoupman
      2:22 am October 12, 2019 Permalink

      4evr you are right. They lied to us about the lottery.



  9. WatchutalkinboutWillis
    5:37 pm October 11, 2019 Permalink

    The government doesn’t need more money, it needs to spend iour money more wisely. Taking money from the citizens, many of whom are on government assistance, and putting it in the hands of the government isn’t a great plan. If you are pro sports gambling fine…just don’t pretend like it is this miracle cure-all and that there is no downside.



  10. KATastrophe
    9:19 pm October 11, 2019 Permalink

    “Some work for Ukraine!!” posted by catsarerunnin’

    Wrong. They’re gamblin’ for Turkey now.