Sports betting is live in Iowa.
Best Iowa sports betting apps: Elite Sportsbook app, Q Casino sportsbook app, Hard Rock Iowa sports betting app, TVG (iPhone), TwinSpires (iPhone, Android), William Hill, BetAmerica and PointsBet Iowa (iPhone).
Here is some of the best legal sports betting apps in Iowa:
Note, if you want to bet with PointsBet app in Iowa you have to register first in person at the casinom Catfish Bend, close to Des Moines.
Best betting via online Iowa apps: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, Kentucky Derby, PGA Tour, Super Bowl, WTA, WTP, PBL, MLS, Euro League, NASCAR, IndyCarSeries. Betting on in-state collegiate teams is prohibited by law.
Mobile sports betting in Iowa
Legalized sports betting is alive and well in the state of Iowa, and things seem to be going great. There are up to 19 land-based casinos currently offering sports betting in Iowa, and several of them have an online/mobile sportsbook app betting option.
There were plenty of sportsbooks that were already ready to go when sports betting launched in the state, and William Hill and PointsBet have already begun offering their mobile apps (via Q Casino in Dubuque to residents of the state. Hard Rock launched its sportsbook at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Sioux City in Iowa. It offers its mobile bet app.
Iowa has had legalized horse and greyhound racing in place for a long time, and both TVG and TwinSpires off apps that can be downloaded by race betting fans in the state.
Iowa casinos where you can bet on sports
- Ameristar Casino Council Bluffs
- Q Casino Sportsbook app
- Blackbird Bend Casino
- Catfish Bend
- Diamond Jo Casino
- Grand Falls Casino
- Hard Rock Sioux City (via Hard Rock app)
- Harrah’s Council Bluffs
- Isle of Capri Sportsbook (William Hill sports app)
- Lakeside Hotel & Casino
- Meskwaki Casino
- Prairie Meadows sportsbook (William Hill )
Sportsbooks, online and on-land, are legal in Iowa. In late April of 2019, the statehouse passed a bipartisan bill legalizing and regulating sports betting.
Iowa casinos go back some time now and the first of them began to crop up in the early nineties. They’ve been adding more and more ever since and there are now over 20 casinos throughout the state. What began as a few riverboats have now grown into a wide variety of strong casino offerings, from the Tribal Casino to the new and improved land-based facilities. Iowa looks to be moving on other fronts as well with legislation in the works for online gambling as well as legal sports gambling. Time will tell when and if these issues progress further but, for now, the state has plenty of casinos to keep Iowans busy.
Blackbird Bend Casino
Since 1991, the Blackbird Casino has been owned and operated by the Omaha tribe of Iowa. In that time, it has undergone a few remodels and renamings but has consistently been raising its game and expanding. Now, the gaming floor sits at over 10,000 square feet and is complete with over 400 slots and all the table games players love such as blackjack, Hold’em, craps, and roulette. Just a short drive from Sioux City as well as Omaha, Nebraska, the Blackbird also has a very popular poker room and bingo as well.
Sportsbook app – check the website.
Address: Blackbird Casino,17214 210th St, Onawa, IA 51040
Promotion: WIN $750 along with an added option to play for another $500 in cash.
Isle of Capri Bettendorf Casino and Sportsbook
Just across the Illinois border in Iowa and one of the four Quad Cities is Bettendorf and the Isle of Capri. This Iowa casino and sportsbook is among one of the top-rated destinations in the state as well as the midwest. Not only do they have over 1000 slot machines, video poker, and all every popular table game, they also have a hotel, fine dining options and a marina.
The Isle is very active in building their clientele as they offer plenty of promotions, rewards programs and incentives. You can also bet on sports at the casino or via William Hill betting app.
Address: 1777 Isle Pkwy, Bettendorf, IA 52722
Bet on sports with William Hill betting app in Iowa
- Download the William Hill Iowa SportsBook app for your device
- Click ‘Create Your Account’
- Fill out the steps on the William Hill Iowa SportsBook app
- Register your account at the Full Service SportsBook area or at a William Hill kiosk, both located on the casino floor
- Deposit money at a William Hill kiosk or with a ticket writer
You can also use Prairie Meadows William Hill betting app to place your mobile bets.
Q Casino Sportsbook app for Iowa
The Q Casino keeps their name short but has plenty to offer. They are not only a full casino with slots, table games, bingo, keno, and poker tables, they are also a very popular greyhound racetrack. Located, owned, and operated by the city of Dubuque, the Q is another highly rated gambling destination in Iowa. Along with a hotel, entertainment, and fine dining, the Q is an all around attraction in Dubuque year round.
Q Casino sports betting kiosks are open 24/7. You can bet on all major college and professional sports on spreads, single bets, parlays, round robins, teasers, futures and more.
Primary Hours for Q Casino sportsbook:
Address: 1855 Greyhound Park Rd, Dubuque, IA 52001
Download Q Casino Iowa sports betting app: iOS, Android. After you ahve downloaded the app go to the Q Casino Sportsbook Customer services to create an account. You will need photo ID.
Check Sports Betting Apps In Neighboring States To Iowa:
How Iowa sports betting was evolving
Iowa gambling has long been confined to pari-mutuel racetracks and casinos. Currently, in Iowa, online casinos, online poker, and other forms of online gambling for money are banned. The state has shown no appetite for legalizing internet gaming like other states such as Delaware, New Jersey, and Nevada.
And until 2019, the chances of online gambling and sports betting becoming legal seemed remote. That comes despite pari-mutuel betting on greyhounds and horse racing has been available in Iowa since the 1980s. Bills proposing legalized online betting in Iowa failed in 2012 and 2013.
Following the Supreme Court’s ruling on the veracity of PASPA (Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act) in 2018, an Iowa sports betting bill has looked like being more of a prospect. In fact, Iowa Bill HF2448 had already been introduced by the time PASPA – a law banning bets on single-match sports contests – was reversed.
The bill related to the setting up of gambling licenses for the purposes of sports betting in Iowa. Bill HF2448 was delayed but could be adjusted. And in early 2019, UK bookmaker William Hill signed a deal with Iowa’s Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino in preparation for any new online sports betting legislation.
The Iowa sports betting bill would allow for sports bets to be accepted at Iowa’s land-based casinos. Online sportsbook apps will also be permitted. Wagers on college and professional sports will be permitted, but casinos will have to pay $25,000 to apply for a license to provide sports betting in Iowa.
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