Sports betting is now legal in the Hawkeye State. With the permission from IRGC, PointsBet Iowa Online Sportsbook app is now live to join the retail sports betting at Catfish Bent Casino. In fact, this is the fourth online sportsbook to launch in Iowa. PointsBet joins an online market that already has a handle of over $45M in the last month with sports betting.
PointsBet Iowa Online Sportsbook launch
Iowa joins 15 other US states (including New Mexico) that currently have legalized sports betting. Governor Kim Reynolds signed into law a sports betting bill on May 13th, 2019. Under the law, sports betting operators should pay a $75,000 licensing fee with a 6.75 percent tax on gross revenue. The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission permits both retail and mobile sports betting.
Since then, retail sportsbooks and 3 online sports betting apps are launched. Those include William Hill, Elite Sportsbook and Q Casino’s mobile sportsbook. Now, PointsBet joins the Iowa online sports betting industry.
PointsBet was among the first to open a retail sportsbook at Catfish Bent Casino on 19 August 2019. Catfish Bend is about 140 miles southeast of Des Moines, 160 miles north of St. Louis, and 200 miles southwest of Chicago. This gives the PointsBet Sportsbook a great chance to offer to wager options to residents of other states.
With a big success run of a land-based sportsbook at Catfish Bent Casino, PointsBet now offers mobile sports betting service. Bettors in Iowa can place wagers on all sports in mobile phones within the state lines.
The sportsbook is welcoming its new Iowa customers with a welcome bonus on the first deposit. Players can claim this bonus in the form of free bets, and it doesn’t have any wagering requirements.
PointsBet offers very generous Risk-free bets up to $2000 for new customers. In detail, if your first fixed bet loses, you will get up to a $500 refund in bonus bets & if your first PointsBetting bet loses, you will get up to a $1500 refund in bonus bets. Use the promo code ‘GS2000’.
PointsBet Iowa Online Sportsbook registration process
Currently, PointsBet does not accept online registrations. According to the new Iowa sports betting law, in-person registration is compulsory even for online wagering until the end of 2020. Therefore, sports fans in Iowa will have to visit Catfish Bend Casino in Burlington to register for an account.
From 1 January 2021, players in Iowa will be able to create online betting accounts without visiting a casino in-person. The player needs to be at least 21 years or above to register for the PointsBet Sportsbook account. Follow the below steps to open the PointsBet Iowa Online Sportsbook account.
- Players should visit the PointsBet Sportsbook terminal at Catfish Bend Casino to register in-person.
- Once the registration is complete, download the GeoGuard Location Validator app from the Google Play Store or App Store.
- Open the IA.PointsBet.com website on your mobile browser and Sign up for an account.
- Now, you can make a deposit into the PointsBet Online Sportsbook account and bet on all professional and college sports.
More about PointsBet
PointsBet, an Australian based company, is a leader in innovation throughout the sports betting industry with a major presence in Australia and New Jersey. In January, it has launched in New Jersey in partnership with Meadowlands Racetrack.
PointsBet is ready to launch mobile sports betting in Indiana by the Super Bowl. Furthermore, it has plans to launch a retail and online sportsbook in Colorado and Illinois. It is waiting for the news from the two states to kick off regulated wagering. Not to mention, the company has online sports betting deal with Tioga Downs Casino in Upstate New York. Once the state legislature legalizes the market, PointsBet is ready to offer mobile betting services.
The operator is well known for offering PointsBetting wagers, where players can win – or lose – exponential sums. In other words, it offers “high-risk, high-reward” plays. PointsBet also offers traditional betting options such as Futures, In-play, Moneyline, Parlay, Point spread, Props, Straight, and Total (over/under).
Players can not only place bets on professional sports but also on college games and teams. On PointsBet, you can place a wager on all famous sports and leagues such as Football, Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Rugby, MMA, NBA, NHL, NFL, NCAA and many more.