Indiana: Online casino bill introduced, sportsbook hits record Wes Mills, Inside Indiana Business · January 13, 2021 at 1:00 am Indiana’s gaming industry hit a new high as it closed out 2020, but it is also beginning 2021 with a new bill to expand the industry in the Hoosier state. State Senator Jon Ford (R-Terre Haute) has introduced legislation that would legalize online casino betting. Senate Bill 417 would allow Indiana’s 14 casinos and racinos to offer internet casino games and online poker. This includes the planned Rocksino in Terre Haute, Ford’s hometown. The casinos would need to apply for an additional license. The move comes as the Indiana Gaming Commission releases the results of the December sportsbook. Commission data shows sports betting took in $313 million last month, shattering the previous handle record of $251 million set in November.