Bettors in the Hawkeye state no longer need to sign up in-person at a land-based sportsbook or casino to open online sports betting account. As of January 1, 2021, Iowa sports bettors can register for online sportsbooks via the internet at the comfort of their homes.
Eligible players who are of at least 21 years of age and present within the state borders of Iowa can sign up for any legal online sports betting site from a pc or mobile device.
Iowa Betting Sites Online Registration
According to the 2019 law, all online sports bettors in Iowa need to complete the registration process physically at the retail partner brick-and-mortar casino until January 1, 2021.
Iowa sports betting sites will start the year 2021 with a simple online registration process. To register, deposit, and place a bet, all you need is a good internet connection and a pc or mobile.
Brian Ohorilko, Administrator of the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission said – “It will be interesting to see how the market in Iowa shifts, once customers have access to various sports wagering companies. I would expect some growth, but a significant market shift.
“We’ll see increased advertising, marketing, promotions, and requests for creative wagering opportunities to get both new and existing customers. So, it should be a very good time to be a customer in the state of Iowa the first few months of 2021”, Brian said.
If you have a sports betting account in another state where it is legal, you cannot use that account in the Hawkeye State. You will need to open a new account for your Iowa betting.
Online Registration Process
The online registration process for Iowa betting sites is simple. Follow these steps to create an account and place your bets online.
- Firstly, choose a legal online sports betting site in Iowa from the below list.
- Click the Register/Sign-up tab.
- Fill the registration form. You’d need to provide personal information such as name, address, phone number, email, date of birth, and last 4 digits of your SSN.
- Create a username and password.
- Complete the verification process via registered email.
- Deposit money into your sportsbook account.
- Start placing your bet.
Iowa Sports Betting Sites
The US Supreme Court struck down the federal wagering ban in May 2018. After that, Iowa was one of the first states to pass a sports betting bill. Gov. Kim Reynolds passed the state’s sports betting bill in April 2019. By the end of 2019, Iowa retail and online sportsbooks went live. At the present time, there are already 17 retail casinos with at least one live online partner. Iowa sport betting law allows each of its 23 riverboat and land-based casinos can apply for two online sportsbook licenses.
With online registrations are open to sports bettors, new sports betting sites are lining to launch. Today, BetMGM launched its online sports betting site in Iowa. In addition, Rush Street Interactive also launched its BetRivers online sportsbook in Iowa on Friday with the benefit of online registration. We could also expect 888 to launch its sports betting site in Iowa very soon.
Here is the list of Iowa online sports betting sites available in Iowa:
- FanDuel Sportsbook
- PointsBet Sportsbook
- William Hill Sportsbook
- DraftKings Sportsbook
- BetMGM Sportsbook
- BetRivers Sportsbook
Smaller operators such as Q Sportsbook, Elite Sportsbook, Betfred Sportsbook, and Hard Rock Online are also available.