Iowa legalized sports betting in 2019 and the first sportsbooks opened later that year. Today, Iowa sportsbooks offer wagers in-person at most casinos and online or through mobile apps that are accessible from across the state.

Mobile Sportsbooks in Iowa

Legislation passed in 2019 allows each Iowa casino to launch a retail sportsbook and up to two mobile betting platforms either on their own or in partnership with third-party operators such as DraftKings, FanDuel and the like.

Under state law, customers must be 21 or older to place bets online and physically located within state lines. State residency is not required; nonresidents are welcome to bet online while visiting Iowa.

In-person registration is required until January 1st, 2021 for mobile sportsbook accounts. Customers who wish to bet online may visit a sportsbook website or download the mobile app to remotely sign up for an account but can only complete the signup process in person at the retail sportsbook associated with that operator.

Mobile sportsbooks in Iowa are permitted to accept a wide range of wager types covering most professional and college leagues, plus some amateur contests such as the Olympics. A full list of accepted wager types can be found here.

The following mobile sportsbook listings offer a brief overview of what to expect and where to go to complete the signup process in person.

Each of the following Iowa sportsbooks is licensed and regulated by the state Racing and Gaming Commission (IRGC). In-person and mobile betting licenses can be confirmed by visiting the IRGC website here and then viewing the facility license details of any casino.

DraftKings Sportsbook

  • Website: www.draftkings.com
  • IRGC Status: Approved
  • Complete In-Person Registration at: Wild Rose Clinton, Wild Rose Emmetsburg or Wild Rose Jefferson

DraftKings maintains retail sportsbooks at each of the three Wild Rose casinos and launched mobile betting in February 2020.

Residents and visitors can download the mobile DraftKings app or visit DraftKings.com to place wagers on a full range of professional and college sports from anywhere inside state lines after completing registration in person.

Frequent promotions, a generous welcome bonus and a physical presence at three land-based casinos should make DraftKings one of the more competitive Iowa sportsbooks.

Update: DraftKings’ location verification provider GeoComply now has a solution in place that allows customers to register in-person through the mobile app from anywhere on casino property. This means customers may complete in-person registration without waiting in line to talk to a casino employee face-to-face. Users need only show up on casino property and log in to the app while there.

PointsBet Sportsbook

  • Website: ia.pointsbet.com
  • IRGC Status: Approved
  • Complete In-Person Registration at: Catfish Bend Casino

PointsBet Sportsbook launched in-person wagering at the Catfish Bend Casino in August 2019 and followed with the launch of mobile betting that November.

PointsBet Iowa offers standard sports wagers on all major and college sports leagues, but also offers a form of points-based wagering it describes as “the more you’re right, the more you win.”

For example, imagine a customer wagering $10 per point on the total going over 45 in an NFL game. If the true total ends up at 51, the bettor would win a payout of $60 ($10 x 6 points over the projected total). On the other hand, the bettor would lose $60 if the actual total fell 6 points short of the projection.

PointsBet customers can set maximum win and loss amounts to cap the downside potential, but PointsBetting is still a more high-risk/high-reward prospect compared to traditional betting.

William Hill Sportsbook

  • Website: www.williamhill.com
  • IRGC Status: Approved
  • Complete In-Person Registration at: Prairie Meadows, Lakeside Casino, Isle Casino Waterloo or Isle Casino Bettendorf

William Hill operates four retail venues in Iowa and offers mobile betting across the state. A first deposit bonus, ongoing loyalty program and regular promotions await all new customers.

The William Hill brand is one of the bigger names to enter the Iowa market with locations in most other regulated states in addition to a larger international division.

FanDuel Sportsbook

  • Website: ia.sportsbook.fanduel.com
  • IRGC Status: Approved
  • Complete In-Person Registration at: Diamond Jo Dubuque or Diamond Jo Worth

FanDuel operates sportsbooks at both Diamond Jo locations in partnership with Boyd Gaming and added mobile betting in September 2020. The FanDuel app can be downloaded for iOS and Android devices while desktop users can head to fanduel.com to get started.

As expected, the FanDuel mobile app came to Iowa with a large welcome bonus and extensive league coverage.

Hard Rock Mobile

  • Website: ia.hardrocksportsbook.com
  • IRGC Status: Approved
  • Complete In-Person Registration at: Hard Rock Sioux City

Hard Rock Sioux City operates a self-branded retail sportsbook and mobile betting for customers across the state. The retail and mobile sportsbook both cover a full range of major US sports while each individual game is covered in great detail with many types of wagers on offer.

Hard Rock mobile also offers in-play betting, ongoing promos for existing customers and a welcome bonus for all newcomers. Wagers placed in-person and online count towards the Rock Star Rewards Club, which offers free casino and food credits, retail shop discounts and other benefits such as invitations to VIP events.

Q Sportsbook

  • Website: https://qcasinoandhotel.com/sportsbook/
  • IRGC Status: Approved
  • Complete In-Person Registration at: Q Casino

Q Casino Sportsbook launched in mid-2019 and was followed by the launch of mobile apps for iOS and Android devices later that year. The Q Sportsbook app is lightweight and makes for a quick download, but the interface is a bit clunky and already feels dated compared to some of the other mobile sportsbooks that have launched in Iowa since.

Q Sportsbook offers wagers on pro and college US sports leagues along with major international leagues. The soccer coverage is above average with wagers for the UEFA, Premier League and various other national-level leagues. In-play betting is offered as well, but mostly revolves around standard half, quarter and full-time games outcomes.

Elite Sportsbook

  • Website: www.elitesportsbook.com
  • IRGC Status: Approved
  • Complete In-Person Registration at: Rhythm City Casino, Riverside Casino or Grand Falls Casino

Elite Sportsbook was one of the first mobile sportsbooks to launch in Iowa and is partnered with three casinos. Customers can place wagers online at EliteSportsbook.com from any desktop or mobile device, but Elite Sportsbook does not offer a standalone mobile app.

The Elite Sportsbook interface is not the greatest in terms of presentation, but it is fast from any device and navigation is simple. The sportsbook covers a standard range of pre-game and in-play betting markets, although individual games are somewhat limited in the types of wagers on offer.

Betfred Sportsbook

  • Website: ia.betfredsports.com
  • IRGC Status: Approved
  • Complete In-Person Registration at: Grand Falls Casino Resort

Betfred Sportsbook came to Iowa in September 2020 in partnership with Grand Falls Casino resort. New users may claim a sizable deposit bonus and bet online either through the Betfred website or mobile apps developed for iOS and Android devices.

Betfred comes to Iowa with limited name recognition but is actually a major operator on the international stage. As a result, bettors can expect a clean and functional app, fast deposits and competent customer support.

Retail Sportsbooks in Iowa

18 of Iowa’s 19 casinos have launched retail sportsbooks to date. The one exception is Casino Queen Marquette, which has not yet applied for a sports betting license. Every other Iowa casino has a retail sportsbook at a minimum and a growing number also offer mobile betting.

Ameristar Council Bluffs Sportsbook

The Sportsbook at Ameristar Council Bluffs covers all major sports with a standard range of wagers including moneylines, point spreads, total, match-ups, parlays prop bets, futures and more.

Ameristar Sportsbook customers will find six sports betting terminals, ten self-serve betting kiosks and 50 HD TVs.

Address:

2200 River Rd
Council Bluffs, IA 51501

Catfish Bend Sportsbook

PointsBet Sportsbook at Catfish Bend Casino is the most unique sportsbook in Iowa thanks to its mixture of traditional sports wagers and innovative PointsBetting wagers (see our PointsBet mobile sportsbook overview above for more on that).

The Catfish Bend sportsbook includes a bar with daily happy hours and game time specials, betting windows and betting kiosks that offer extended hours during the week.

Customers will find HD TVs throughout the sportsbook, a large video wall, tabletop seating, lounge couches and theater seating. Style-wise, PointsBet Sportsbook features a modern look similar to an upscale sports bar.

Address:

3001 Winegard Dr
Burlington, IA 52601

Diamond Jo Dubuque Sportsbook

FanDuel Sportsbook at Diamond Jo Dubuqe is run by one of the biggest operators in the US sports betting market and its experience shows both in physical styling and the wide range of wagers offered.

34 HD TVs adorn the Diamond Jo sportsbook and customers can place wagers at 4 betting windows or through nine self-serve terminals. Sportsbook customers can order drinks and standard pub fare food from The Game Sports Bar.

Address:

301 Bell Street
Dubuque, IA 52001

Diamond Jo Worth Sportsbook

Another FanDuel Sportsbook in Iowa operates at the Diamond Jo Worth Casino featuring HD TVs, a video wall, three betting windows and 11 self-serve terminals. The Diamond Jo sportsbook is open seven days a week and accepts wagers on all major professional and college sports.

Address:

777 Diamond Jo Lane
Northwood, IA

Grand Falls Casino Sportsbook

Betfred Sportsbook at Grand Falls Casino features 3,500 square feet of “state of the art” sports betting with HD TVs throughout the lounge, multiple video walls, high top tables, recliners, additional seating and food/drink on demand from the Sportsbook Bar & Grill.

Grand Falls Casino now has two mobile sports betting partners in Betfred and Elite Sportsbook. Customers can register for either or both in-person and then bet online from anywhere in the state.

Address:

1415 Grand Falls Blvd
Larchwood, IA 51241

Hard Rock Sioux City Sportsbook

Hard Rock Sportsbook in Sioux City occupies just 400 square feet with four betting windows and a handful of TVs posted along the back wall.

While other Iowa sportsbooks feel more like destinations to place wagers and then take in the game, the Hard Rock Sportsbook area is straight to business. However, bettors can head over to The Yards or Anthem for drinks, big screen TVs and a comfortable viewing experience.

Address:

111 3rd St
Sioux City, IA 51101

Harrah’s Council Bluffs Sportsbook

The Book at Harrah’s Council Bluffs is operated by Caesars Entertainment, which is a highly experience operator thanks to its long time Vegas sports betting operations. Customers at The Book will find 16 HD TVs and a basic bar menu with drinks and food on demand.

Address:

One Harrahs Blvd
Council Bluffs, IA 51501

Horseshoe Council Bluffs Sportsbook

Another Caesars-owned property, The Book at Horseshoe Council Bluffs is open seven days a week with bets on all major sports, HD TVs and game day food specials.

Address:

2701 23rd Avenue
Council Bluffs, IA 51501

Isle Casino Bettendorf Sportsbook

International sports betting giant William Hill runs the retail sportsbook at Isle Casino Bettendorf. William Hill has a wealth of sports betting experience to draw upon and presents itself as a professional, understated place to bet on all the world’s major sports plus horse racing.

HD TVs adorn the walls and customers can place wagers in-person via ticket counters, at self-service kiosks or online through the William Hill mobile app.

Address:

1777 Isle Parkway
Bettendorf, IA, 52722

Isle Casino Waterloo Sportsbook

William Hill Sportsbook at Isle Casino Waterloo features eight 65-inch odds boards, 15 HD TVs and wagers on an international menu of sports leagues. Seating options include standard tables and high-top tables. Wagers can be placed at the betting counter or through self-service kiosks.

Address:

777 Isle of Capri Blvd
Waterloo, IA, 50701

Lakeside Casino Sportsbook

The Lakeside Casino Sportsbook is also managed by William Hill and is fully decked out with 65-inch viewing monitors, 4K LCD displays and two 86-inch Ultra HD TVs.

Address:

777 Casino Drive
Osceola, IA 50213

Prairie Meadows Sportsbook

The 8,600 square foot William Hill Sportsbook at Prairie Meadows features more than 50 HD TVs, a large video wall and fully stocked bar. Customers can find the sportsbook on level 4 and place wagers at the staffed betting counter or via self-service kiosks.

Address:

1 Prairie Meadows Drive
Altoona, IA 50009

Q Casino Sportsbook

Q Sportsbook occupies 4,200 square feet at Q casino with 47 TVs and a 165-inch video wall. Other perks include free valet parking, a connected sports bar with a full food menu, 20 beers on tap and complimentary high-speed internet access with USB charging ports.

Address:

1855 Greyhound Park Rd
Dubuque, IA 52001

Rhythm City Casino Sportsbook

Elite Sportsbook at Rhythm City Casino is located inside Draft Day Sports Lounge, giving customers plenty of viewing options and convenient access to food and drinks. The sports bar and betting area features 15 85-inch TVs along with a ceiling-mounted 360-degree projection TV.

The Rhythm City Sportsbook hosts frequent viewing parties and specials for fans, including free UFC fight cards and weekday happy hours.

Address:

7077 Elmore Ave
Davenport, IA 52807

Riverside Casino Sportsbook

Riverside Casino, sister property of Rhythm City Casino, also houses an Elite Sportsbook at its own Draft Day Sports Lounge. The Riverside sportsbook offers a full bar menu, HD TVs, arcade games and hosts frequent viewing parties for major events.

Address:

3184 Hwy 22
Riverside, IA 52327

Wild Rose Clinton Sportsbook

Iowa’s three Wild Rose casinos are partnered with DraftKings to offer in-person and mobile betting. At Wild Rose Clinton, DraftKings Sportsbook features 21 TVs and two video walls along with four 84-inch “mega TVs.” A connected bar and restaurant offers patrons a full food and drinks menu.

Address:

777 Wild Rose Drive
Clinton, IA 52732

Wild Rose Emmetsburg Sportsbook

DraftKings Sportsbook at Wild Rose Emmetsburg launched in October 2019 and offers sports betting seven days a week for all major college and professional sports.

Address:

777 Main Street
Emmetsburg, IA 50536

Wild Rose Jefferson Sportsbook

Wild Rose Jefferson boasts a 6,000 square foot sportsbook powered by DraftKings complete with 28 TVs and a 200-inch HD projection screen for major games. DraftKings Sportsbook visitors can also order from a full food and drink menu through the connected Coaches sports bar.

Address:

777 Wild Rose Drive
Jefferson, IA 50129