Iowa Online Gambling Sites January 2023

Iowa might not strike you as a big gambling state. However, several forms of gambling are available in the Hawkeye State. From online sports betting to table games and slot machines at land-based casinos, Iowa residents can enjoy several forms of gambling regulated by the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission.

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⭐ Iowa Online Gambling

Iowa Online Gambling

Online gambling sportsbooks are legal and live in Iowa.

Iowa has online gambling in the form of multiple sportsbooks providing Iowa sports betting promos. Most other forms of online gambling still remain illegal. In addition to online sports betting, Iowa has its share of land-based casinos, retail sportsbooks, horse racing, daily fantasy sports, and the state lottery. However, as the president and CEO of the Iowa Casino Association Wes Ehrecke stated: “Online Gambling in Iowa is just in the very beginning stages”.

⭐ Iowa Sports Betting

Iowa legalized retail and online sports betting in May 2019. By August, both retail and online sportsbooks were already open. However, the Iowa sports betting bill stated, that in-person registration was required until January 1st 2021. When the registration was lifted, Iowa finally became an online gambling state.

Sports Betting Sites in Iowa

Online sports betting in Iowa had a slow start due to the in-person registration requirement. After January 1st 2021, several sportsbooks have entered the Hawkeye State. The number of local casinos that have entered the sports betting market, like the Hard Rock Sioux City makes Iowa special. Sports wagering sites in Iowa need to partner up with land based casinos.

Iowa Online Sportsbook IA Casino Partner Bonus
DraftKings IA Wild Rose Casino Emmetsburg
Wild Rose Casino Jefferson
Wild Rose Casino Clinton
20% up to $1,000 deposit bonus
Fanduel Sportsbook Diamond Jo Dubuque Casino
Diamond Jo Worth Casino
up to $1,000 No Sweat First Bet
Pointsbet Sportsbook Catfish Bend Casino Burlington Up to $800 in risk free bets
Hard Rock Hard Rock Sioux City $100 risk free bet
BetMGM Sportsbook Diamond Jo Casino $1,000 paid back for 1st bet loss
Caesars Sportsbook Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino
Lakeside Casino
Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo
Isle of Capri Bettendorf
Go Full Caesar up to $1,250 for 1st bet
Elite Sportsbook Riverside Casino & Golf Resort
Rhythm City Casino Davenport
Grand Falls Casino Larchwood
$500 risk free bet
Bally Bet Grand Falls Casino & Golf Resort $50 1st bet match (win or loss)
DRF Sportsbook IA Lakeside Hotel & Casino $300 no fret first bet
Bet365 Iowa Casino Queen Marquette Bet $1 Get $200 (TBD)
Betway Sportsbook AHL Iowa Wild $250 risk-free
Betfred Sportsbook Grand Falls Casino N/A
Q Casino Sportsbook Q Casino Dubuque N/A

Iowa Sportsbook Promo Codes

What’s IA sportsbook promo code? Some Iowa sports betting sites ask for promo codes when you want to redeem their bonus.

  1. If you want to take advantage of Pointsbet Iowa promos, use our exclusive link to visit the site and claim the sign-up bonus.
  2. For the BetMGM betting bonus in Iowa, use bonus code BONUSMGM.
  3. BetRivers Iowa bonus code is SPORTS.
  4. Caesars Iowa pomo code is FINDERFULL.

Sports Betting Apps

Iowa sports betting sportsbook sites are also avaialble for download on Android and iOS mobile devices. You can gamble online using the mobile apps or use the desktop website version. To register your new account online, you will need to provide the standard set of information including but not limited to name, address, phone number, last 4 digits of SSN and so on. Your Iowa geolocation will be verified by the sports betting site as required by federal law.

⭐ Casino Gambling in Iowa

Iowa Casinos

Iowa casinos are land based. You have online sports betting in Iowa but not online casinos yet.

Casino gaming in Iowa is restricted to land based casinos. Iowa online casinos have not yet been legalized, and there is no bill legalizing online casino sites on the table at the moment. If Iowa residents want to play table games, video poker or slot machines, they need to head to social sweepstake casinos, or visit one of the land based casino properties in the state. The first riverboat casino began operations in Dubuque in 1991 in Iowa.

  • Ameristar Council Bluffs, Council Bluffs
  • Blackbird Bend Casino (tribal casino), Onawa
  • Casino Queen Marquette (riverboat casino), Marquette
  • Catfish Bend Casino, Burlington
  • Diamond Jo Casino, Dubuque
  • Diamond Jo Casino – Worth, Northwood
  • Grand Falls Casino, Larchwood
  • Hard Rock Sioux City, Sioux City
  • Harrah’s Council Bluffs, Council Bluffs
  • Horseshoe Council Bluffs, Council Bluffs
  • Isle Casino Bettendorf, Bettendorf
  • Isle Casino Waterloo, Waterloo
  • Lakeside Hotel & Casino, Osceola
  • Meskwaki Casino (Class II tribal casino), Tama
  • Prairie Flower Casino (tribal casino), Carter Lake
  • Prairie Meadows (racino), Altoona
  • Q Casino, Dubuque
  • Rhythm City Casino Resort, Davenport
  • Riverside Casino & Golf Resort, Riverside
  • Wild Rose Clinton
  • Wild Rose Casino, Emmetsburg
  • Wild Rose Casino, Jefferson
  • WinnaVegas Casino Resort, Sloan

⭐ Online Gambling in Iowa

Iowa legalized real money sports betting with the SF 617 sports betting bill on May 13th 2019, becoming one of the first legalized sports betting states. However, the law specified that in-person registration at casinos should take place until January 1st 2021. Nowadays, retail sportsbooks and betting sites are going strong in Iowa, but no legislation legalizing online casinos has been introduced yet.

Rules and Regulations

Like most other states, Iowa applies some rules and regulations on gambling. The gaming laws do not restrict the games online or retail sportsbooks can offer, except for limited restrictions on college sports. The law does not also restrict land based casinos from offering all types of table games or slot machines available on the market. However, the following restrictions apply to all gamblers:

  • You mut be at least 21 years of age
  • You must be located within Iowa state lines, or at an Iowa casino
  • You must not be on the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission self-exclusion list

List of facility licenses in Iowa

The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission licenses include:

  • Ameristar II (Ameristar Casino Council Bluffs / Score Bet)
  • Casino Queen Marquette
  • Catfish Bend Casino
  • Diamond Jo Casino
  • Diamond Jo Worth (retail sportsbook Betfair and FanDuel)
  • Grand Falls Casino Resort
  • Hard Rock Hotel and Casino (Hard Rock sportsbook)
  • Harrah’s Council Bluffs Casino & Hotel (Caesars Retail Sportsbook)
  • Horseshoe Casino Council Bluffs (Caesars)
  • Iowa Greyhound Park
  • Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo
  • Isle of Capri – Bettendorf
  • Lakeside Hotel Casino
  • Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino
  • Q Casino
  • Rhythm City Casino (Elite sportsbook)
  • Riverside Casino and Golf Resort
  • Wild Rose Casino & Resorts – Clinton (DraftKings Sportsbook at Wild Rose)
  • Wild Rose Casino & Resorts – Emmetsburg
  • Wild Rose Casino & Resorts – Jefferson (Rush Street / BetRivers)

Daily Fantasy Sports

SF 617 also legalized daily fantasy sports in the State of Iowa. Draftkings was the first operator to hop on board, and this has given them a massive boost for their retail sportsbook and online sports betting operation. Unlike most other states, the Iowa state law considers DFS gambling. Therefore, you need to be at least 21 years of age to participate in daily fantasy sports contests in Iowa.

Horse Racing

Iowa has one horse track – The Prairie Meadows. At the Prairie Meadows, residents can participate in simulcast betting on horse races. The venue also offers casino games. Furthermore, there are a few off track betting locations in the Hawkeye State. If you don’t want to travel to the tracks or to an off track betting location, the legalization of online sports betting has made betting on horses legal on several different sites.

Iowa Gambling

Prairie Meadows is the sole race track in Iowa. They also offer table games, slot machines, and video poker with a reward program.

Pari-mutuel Wagers

The pari-mutuel wagering pools permitted in Iowa include win, place, show, double, exacta, trifecta, tri-super, twin-trifecta, superfecta, twin superfecta pools, quinella, quinella double, twin quinella, pick, and pick, and place pick.

Online Poker Sites

The gambling laws in Iowa do not allow for online poker sites. The last online poker bills were introduced in 2012 and 2013, but failed to pass in the Senate. However, many of the casino operators in the state offer players a poker room

  • Catfish Bend Casino, Burlington
  • Diamond Jo Casino – Worth, Northwood
  • Grand Falls Casino, Larchwood
  • Horseshoe Council Bluffs
  • Meskwaki Casino, Tama
  • Prairie Meadows, Altoona
  • Q Casino, Dubuque
  • Riverside Casino & Golf Resort, Riverside
  • WinnaVegas Casino Resort, Sloan

Iowa State Lottery

The Iowa state lottery does not currently offer games online. However, you can follow the games through their iOS and Android app. If online casinos are legalized in the Hawkeye State, it’s likely, that the lottery will start to offer online games as well.

⭐ New Iowa Gambling Sites

Iowa sports betting apps have recently launched, and there are only a handful of operators in the state. In theory, gambling laws allow for several more online platforms for sports betting in Iowa. Currently, there are no rumors for new Iowa sportsbooks, but if the situation changes, we will update this page. The year 2020 was the first full year of sports wagering in the state.

Responsible Gaming

Patrol protection and responsible gaming is inbuilt in Iowa legislation for sports wagering overseen by the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission. The first instance of Iowa Voluntary Self-Exclusion Program was in October 2004. Since that time, over 10,000 Iowa bettors have voluntarily excluded themselves from wagering at state licensed casinos and racetracks. Iowa Sports wagering and fantasy sports have self-exclusion features since they they became legal in Iowa.

Last updated: 01/24/2023

Iowa Online Gambling FAQ

Can you gamble online in Iowa?

The state of Iowa allows online gambling in the form of sports betting and daily fantasy sports. However, the Iowa gambling laws do not allow for online casino operators or online poker.

Can I play FanDuel in Iowa?

You can play at Fanduel Sportsbook and DFS. However, online gambling laws in Iowa do not allow for online casino sites, so Fanduel Casino is not available.

Is PokerStars legal in Iowa?

Online poker and online casinos in Iowa are not legal. Therefore, you can't play with Pokerstars.

Can you bet online in Iowa?

Yes. Betting on sports is available with operators such as PointsBet and Caesars Sportsbook. Note: Just as in the NJ sports betting, you can't bet on instate college teams.

Is DraftKings legal in Iowa?

DraftKings Sportsbook and daily fantasy sports are available in Iowa. However, Iowa online casino sites remain illegal. Therefore, DraftKings Casino is not available.

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