Sports Betting

Iowa Online Sports Betting: Mobile Sportsbook Apps & Free Bonus Bets

You can now officially bet on sports in Iowa! Sports betting in Iowa was legalized in May of 2019. The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission (IRGC) is the regulator in charge of sports betting in Iowa.

Iowa Online Sports Betting

Began on August 15th, 2019 with the launch of the William Hill Sportsbook app at 4 Iowa casinos. Since going live, numerous sports betting apps like PointsBet and DraftKings Iowa.

Below are some frequently asked questions about sports betting in Iowa to help you understand how, where, and what you can bet on in Iowa!

Where Can I Bet on Sports in Iowa?

The following casinos offer legal sports betting in Iowa via retail sportsbooks. In order to bet online or via mobile apps in Iowa, you will need to first register at a casino. You will need proof of ID, and must be 21 years of age or older. This requirement ends in 2021, when users will be able to sign up and bet on mobile platforms without registering in person.

  • Ameristar III
  • Catfish Bend
  • Diamond Jo – Worth
  • Grand Falls
  • Harrah’s Council Bluffs
  • Horseshoe Council Bluffs
  • Isle of Capri
  • Isle Waterloo
  • Lakeside
  • Prairie Meadows
  • Q Casino
  • Rhythm City
  • Riverside

What Sports Betting Apps Can I Use in Iowa?

The race is on to grow the online/mobile sports betting market in Iowa. With Indiana online sports betting live, Illinois sports betting ready soon, expect to see the familiar brands in Iowa for mobile sports betting:

Sports Betting Site/AppLive TodayIowa Partner Casino
DraftKings Sportsbook Mobile AppYESWild Rose Jefferson Wild Rose Clinton Wild Rose Emmetsburg
William Hill Sportsbook Mobile AppYESPrairie Meadows Lakeside Casino Isle Casino Waterloo Isle Casino Bettendorf
PointsBet Mobile AppYESCatfish Bend Casino
Elite Sportsbook Mobile AppYESRiverside Casino Rhythm City Casino Grand Falls Casino
Q Sportsbook OnlineYESQ Casino and Hotel
Hard Rock OnlineYESHard Rock Sioux City
BetRivers Mobile AppNOWild Rose Jefferson Wild Rose Clinton Wild Rose Emmetsburg
FanDuel Sportsbook AppNODiamond Jo Worth Diamond Jo Dubuque
BetFred SportsbookNORiverside Casino Rhythm City Casino Grand Falls Casino

The PointsBet App is live in Iowa, details here.

Remember, to bet online you will need to register first at a casino. That rule is in effect until 2021.

What Sports Can I Bet On in Iowa?

The only restriction in Iowa is that prop bets cannot be bet on for in-state college teams. Betting on other collegiate games is permitted.

That means Iowa offers the following sports:

  • Auto Racing
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Boxing
  • Cricket
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Mixed Martial Arts
  • Olympics
  • Rugby
  • Sailing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field

What Kind of Bets Can I Place in Iowa?

The only restriction for Iowa Sports Betting is the inability to offer prop bets on in-state collegiate athletics.

Iowa sportsbooks can offer:

  • Moneylines
  • Totals
  • Spreads
  • Parlays and Teasers
  • Props
  • Futures
  • Live Betting
  • and more!

How Can I Deposit Money on Iowa Sportsbook Apps?

Expect to see the following cashier methods on sportsbook apps in Iowa:

  • Cashier’s Cage in person
  • Credit/Debit Cards
  • Bank Transfers
  • Prepaid Casino Cards
  • PayPal
  • eCheck
  • PayNearMe

Iowa Sports Betting Law

The Iowa law (SF617) is long and boring, but the main points of emphasis are:

  • Operators have a $45,000 License Fee, with a $10,000 renewal fee
  • You must register in person for mobile apps until January 1, 2021
  • No prop bets involving in-state collegiate athletics
  • Regulated by the Iowa Racing and Gaming Committee
  • 6.75% Tax Rate on Sports Betting Revenue
  • Each license (for each casino granted) is allowed two different sportsbook applications to operate
  • You must be 21 years of age or older to place bets
  • Only Sports Betting is legal and regulated under new law, online poker or casino games are not legal and regulated

Iowa Sports Betting Frequently Asked Questions

Is sports betting legal in Iowa?

Yes. Upon passing law, sports betting is legal and regulated in the state of Iowa.

Can I bet on sports in Iowa?

Yes. Legal sports betting is available in Iowa as there are mobile sports betting apps that allow for online wagering.

Is DraftKings Sportsbook in Iowa?

Yes. DraftKings Sportsbook is legalized and regulated and is able to take real money wagers in the state of Iowa.

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Patrick Cwiklinski

Patrick Cwiklinski

Following a lengthy sports journalism career primarily covering MMA, hockey, and college sports for publications like theScore, The Province, and VICE Sports, Patrick transitioned into the world of content marketing. His goal was to bridge the gap between great writing and SEO success, and he’s brought that same mindset to Action Rush.

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