For the first time, Hoosiers can bet on the Oscars

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HOLLYWOOD – FEBRUARY 20: A display case is seen full of Oscar statues February 20, 2004 in Hollywood, California. These are the Oscar statuettes that will be handed out on February 29 at the 76th Academy Awards ceremony and will be on display at the Hollywood & Highland entertainment complex. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Academy Awards are just around the corner—and this year, Hoosiers can place their bets.

For the first time, Hoosiers can legally bet on who they think will win during the Oscars.

Indiana is one of only two states where legal betting on the Oscars is available—New Jersey is the other.

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It’s not clear how many categories Hoosiers can wager on.

Last year, Indiana legalized sports betting. The same law also allows betting on certain non-sporting events.

In just four months, people have bet nearly $436 million on sports in Indiana, according to state data.

You can find the list of this year's nominees hereJoker leads the field with 11 nominations.

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