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The state legalized wagering as of May 2019 and went live in August 2019. Online sports betting in Iowa started later in the year.
The new portion of the Iowa gaming industry is overseen by the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission.
Read on for more about the present and future of Iowa sports betting.
Betting online in Iowa is growing with each passing month. Sportsbook apps will go live throughout 2019 and 2020.
Here’s a list of the current Iowa sportsbook apps you can use:
In Iowa, you must go through multiple steps in order to start betting online. Here’s how it works for PointsBet, for example:
Here is a list of facilities where you can place a bet on sports in person in Iowa:
If you want to use a mobile account, you first must go to a participating casino to register for an account until 2021 at the earlies.
Iowa launched both retail and mobile sports betting on August 15, 2019. Retail and mobile sportsbooks started on the first day and will offer a traditional sports betting experience.
You will be able to download an app to your smartphone or tablet and make sports wagers from your device. Some casinos could launch mobile Iowa sports betting in August, while more are certainly expected by September.
Sports bettors will have to go to the corresponding casino to sign up for an app through the start of 2021, however, per the new law.
Thursday is the big day for Iowa, as casinos begin to roll out the state's first legal sportsbooks and sports betting websites.
How the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission expedited sports betting preparations for sportsbooks to be ready by college football season.
Eight Iowa casinos are primed to open sportsbooks Thursday, the day legal sports betting launches in the state. Seven are expected to offer mobile wagering.
Because of the open nature of the sports betting market, there should be a lot of different apps in play, perhaps up to two per casino.
Beyond the apps listed above, here is an incomplete list of other brands that you could see in Iowa:
The law contains a number of specifics on how sports gambling.
Yes. An official launch took place in August 2019.
You can bet at many of the state’s 19 casinos, assuming that they will all want to offer sports wagering.
You will also be able to bet online from anywhere in the state, once you register with an app in person. The in-person requirement will go away in 2021.
The 19 casinos are able to be licensed. But each licensee can have two different “skins” or brands under their license.
You must be 21 years old to bet on sports in Iowa.