Iowa Sports Betting

The latest legal sports betting news and sportsbook recommendations for Iowa in 2023

Best Iowa Mobile Sports Betting Apps for 2023

With a population of just 3.155 million, Iowa is far from the largest state to legalize sports betting in the US. On top of that, there are 19 casinos in the state and all 19 have a licensed sportsbook. Even in a state that loves sports, competition is going to be steep and quality will clearly matter here. If you’d rather place your bets from home (and earn free bets), here are some of the top promos offered from Iowa sports betting sites:

DraftKings Sportsbook
10out of 10

Bet $5, Get $150 Bonus

Win or Lose
BetFred Sportsbook
10out of 10

Bet $50, Get $250 Free

On First Wager
DraftKings Sportsbook
9.9out of 10

Bet $1, Get $200

In Free Bets
FanDuel Sportsbook
9.8out of 10

$1,000 No Sweat Bet

On First Bet
Caesars Sportsbook
9.8out of 10

1st Bet on Caesars Up to $1,250

Win or Get a Refund
BetMGM Sportsbook
9.7out of 10

$1,000 First Bet Offer

$1,000 Paid Back in Bonus Bets, If You Don’t Win
PointsBet Sportsbook
9.5out of 10

Bet $2,000 Risk Free

On First 2 Wagers
Fubo Sportsbook
9.2out of 10

Bet $1,000 Risk Free

Win or Get a Refund
BetRivers Sportsbook
8.9out of 10

$250 Deposit Bonus

For All New Players

Details for Iowa Sports Betting Law

In December of 2019, the Iowa sports betting market opened up, becoming 20th state in the US to legalize online and retail sportsbooks. This includes everything from Iowa racing to professional and college sports. The state outlined a detailed timetable to launch brick-and-mortar locations for retail sports betting as well as online sportsbooks. Find all of the details around the IA sports betting law here.

Iowa Betting Details

Start DateAugust 15, 2019
Legal Age to Bet21
Online/In App BettingYes
Maximum BetNo Limit
Corresponding BillSF 617
Eligible Iowa SportsbooksEach casino can partner with up to two Iowa sportsbooks.

Complete List of Iowa Casinos Locations

As we mentioned in the introduction, Iowa has 19 casinos and at least one sportsbook in each casino. Beyond that, they have big-name apps already active in the state including DraftKings, PointsBet, and William Hill.

SportsBook Casino Launch Date
Caesars Harrah’s Council Bluff 8/23/2019
Caesars Horseshoe Casino 8/23/2019
DraftKings Wild Rose: Clinton 10/3/2019
DraftKings Wild Rose: Jefferson 10/3/2019
DraftKings Wild Rose: Emmetsburg 10/3/2019
Elite Sportsbook Grand Falls 10/15/2019
Elite Sportsbook Rhythm City 10/15/2019
Elite Sportsbook Riverside 10/15/2019
FanDuel Diamond Jo 8/29/2019
FanDuel Diamond Jo – Worth 8/29/2019
Hard Rock Sportsbook Hard Rock Sioux City 9/20/2019
Penn National Ameristar 8/15/2019
PointsBet Catfish Bend 8/15/2019
Q Sportsbook Q Casino 8/27/2019
William Hill Isle Bettendorf 8/15/2019
William Hill Isle Waterloo 8/15/2019
William Hill Sportsbook Lakeside 8/15/2019
William Hill Prairie Meadows 8/15/2019
iowa sports betting faqs

Iowa Online Sports Betting FAQs

As with every state we have covered, there are some odd rules and regulations that make betting on sports in Iowa unique from anywhere else in the US. Most of these are covered in the frequently asked questions below. Feel free to contact us if you have a specific question that is not addressed below.

Is sports betting in Iowa legal?

Yes, as of August 15, 2019 Iowa sports betting is legal at any Casino/Sportsbook or their website/app.

Is online sports betting legal in Iowa?

Yes, Iowa sports bettors can bet on either the website or sports betting app for any online sportsbook associated with a casino in Iowa. Each casino can partner with up two sportsbooks, which means the residents could eventually have as many as 30 different Iowa sports betting apps to choose from!

What sports can I bet on in Iowa?

Iowa residents can now bet on any sport, including Iowa and Iowa State football and basketball. However, live betting and player props are not available for collegiate teams within the state. This is due to the Amateur Sports Protection Act, which bands bets on teams like the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Is live betting available in Iowa?

Yes, live betting is available in Iowa. What sports and events you are actually able to bet live on depends on the website/app you are using. With DraftKings and PointsBet Iowa bettors can bet live on every professional game.

How do deposits and withdrawals work with online sportsbooks?

How deposits and withdrawals work will depend on the operator you are betting with. Most will allow you to make deposits and withdrawals through Visa/Mastercard and checking, or in cash if you are able to get into the actual brick-and-mortar sportbooks., 


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