Photo Gallery 1 Images
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) -- State Senator Jon Ford was at the first Legislative Crackerbarrel meeting Saturday.
He's working on legislation that would make it legal to place sports bets in places like casinos and riverboats.
Under his bill, the betting could be done in person or on a mobile device on major professional and college sports.
The bill does not allow for betting on youth sports.
He said the change would bring more money into the state in the form of jobs and taxes.
"We want our casinos to be competitive, right?" Ford said. "Every state around us is going to have a bill in their legislature to legalize sports wagering."
- New Bill could legalize professional sports betting in Indiana
- Indiana just days away from legalized sports betting
- Indiana lawmaker to propose sports betting legislation
- Indiana lawmakers approve new casinos, sports betting
- Sports betting on in Indiana, governor bets on home teams
- Legal sports betting coming soon to several US states
- Illinois governor looks to legal sports betting for revenue
- Mobile sports betting set to start in Indiana on Thursday
- How is sports betting in Indiana going so far?
- DraftKings, Resorts Casino join on sports bets