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News 21-12-2019

Iowa Sports Betting Enjoys Strong November

Sports betting handle in Iowa jumped 27.5% in November from the previous month, with the state’s retail and mobile sportsbooks reporting a total handle of $59.3 million. That’s according to figures released by the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission (IRGC), which also show a sharp rise in online/mobile handle, up 30% to $33.7 million from […]

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Prairie Meadows Sportsbook
News 13-11-2019

Iowa Sports Betting Handle Is On The Up

Iowa bettors wagered $46.5 million in October, a near 21% rise on the previous month, with more than half of the total generated online. That’s according to figures released by the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission, which included receipts from all seven of the state’s casinos and other gambling facilities that accept wagers. Overall sports […]

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PointsBets US expansion
News 25-10-2019

PointsBet Continue Rapid US Expansion

It’s a case of onwards and upwards for PointsBet following a successful launch in New Jersey earlier this year, with plans to start mobile betting in Indiana and Iowa by Super Bowl LIV. CEO Sam Swanell outlined plans for mobile sportsbook launches at the company’s annual meeting this week, with Iowa slated by the end […]

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Prairie Meadows casino in Iowa
News 20-09-2019

Iowa Sports Betting: Strong start for both retail and mobile

Sports betting in Iowa has made a strong start according to figures released by the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission (IRGC). Bettors wagered more than $8.5 million through the 17 days of action in August, which yielded a win of almost $2.2 million for the sportsbooks and nearly $146,000 in tax revenue. The state taxes […]

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Legal betting in the USA
News 12-09-2019

Benefits of using regulated sportsbooks

The passing into law of Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) in 1992, along with the advent of the internet, saw the rise of offshore betting operators and they still maintain a large share of the US betting market – revenue is estimated at between $2.5 billion to $3 billion. However, the repeal of […]

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Diamond Jo casino in Iowa
News 10-09-2019

Casinos Bringing Las Vegas To Iowa

Legal sports betting in Iowa is well and truly here, having officially gone live on August 15th, and the first winning parlays of the new NFL season have been landed, or not. Bettors were able to register and start placing bets at 14 of the state’s 19 casinos during the opening weekend. That they must […]

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State by state guide to legal betting
News 05-09-2019

State-by-State Guide to legal sports betting

The Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears opened the NFL season at Soldier Field on Thursday and bettors in 13 states were able to legally bet on the game. That’s six more than at the opening kickoff last season, with Indiana and Rhode Island the latecomers and just in the nick of time, although only […]

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Lakeside Casino in Iowa
News 19-08-2019

Iowa Fast Sports Betting Launch

Legalized sports betting in Iowa launched at noon CDT Thursday, August 15 – and the quick timeline to get there is pretty outstanding. Just three months (94 days to be exact) after Governor Kim Reynolds signed a sports betting bill into law, eight of the Hawkeye state’s approved casinos were open for business, meeting what […]

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William Hill launch in Iowa
News 18-08-2019

William Hill Iowa Sportsbook Launch

Iowa became the 11th state to offer legal sports gambling at noon CDT Thursday – and the betting windows at the Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino were kept busy, with long queues for the William Hill US Sportsbook and App. It was a similar story at William Hill US’s three other properties in the Hawkeye […]

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Iowa to Legalize sports betting
News 14-08-2019

Iowa To Start Legal Sports Betting

Legalized sports betting is coming to Iowa with the launch date set for Thursday, August 15, although under Iowa law official sports gambling must occur at one of the Hawkeye state’s casinos – at least until January 1 2021. That restriction is going to restrict Iowa’s sports betting market potential, with bettors unable to register […]

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