Indiana House backs bill prohibiting online sports betting Associated Press · April 15, 2019 at 7:05 pm INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – The question of whether Indiana will allow sports betting by mobile devices is still up for debate in the state Legislature. The Indiana House voted 78-15 Monday in favor of a bill that includes limiting the legalization of sports wagering to casino sites. The state Senate previously supported permitting online sports betting , so lawmakers face a deadline later this month for reaching agreement on what to allow.Some House members who oppose allowing sports bets by mobile devices call it a significant expansion of gambling that could lead to traditional casino games moving online. Republican Rep. Allan Morrison of Brazil argued Monday that limiting sports betting to casinos will mean a big loss in tax revenue. The bill would also allow new casinos in Gary and Terre Haute. Copyright 2019 The Associated Press.