Is It Legal To Bet In Iowa?

    Is It Legal To Bet In Iowa?

    YES! Online sports betting has been available in the State of Iowa since August 2019.

    What Iowa Betting Rules Do I Need To Know?

    You must be 21 years old or older in order to bet on Sports in Iowa.

    You do not have to be a resident of Iowa to place a legal sports bet, but you must be within State lines to create a betting account and place a bet with an operator licensed in Iowa.

    At first bettors had to register for online betting in-person at a casino, but that rule was abolished at the start of 2021 and bettors can now register for online betting using their any mobile device.

    There are no restrictions in place that prevent betting on professional sports and college sports, but betting on High School sports is prohibited in the State.

    Player prop bets involving in-State schools are also banned, as is betting on trophy awards like the Heisman Trophy.

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    Where Can I Bet On Sports In Iowa?

    In-person betting in the State of Iowa was legalized in August 2019. The following venues currently offer sports betting on site:

    • Isle Bettendorf
    • Isle Waterloo
    • Lakeside
    • Prairie Meadows
    • Grand Falls
    • Rhythm City
    • Riverside
    • Q Casino
    • Catfish Bend
    • Hard Rock Sioux City
    • Wild Rose: Clinton
    • Wild Rose: Jefferson
    • Wild Rose: Emmetsburg
    • Ameristar
    • Harrah's Council Bluff
    • Horseshoe Casino
    • Diamond Jo
    • Diamond Jo - Worth
    • Wild Rose

    Can I Bet On Sports Online In Iowa?

    Yes. Iowa law legalized online sports betting in 2019 and operators began taking online sports bets in August of that year.

    Which Online Sportsbooks Can I Bet With In Iowa?

    Unlike some States, you can place an online sports bet without being at a licensed location. The following bookmakers are licensed to operate with an online presence:

    • BetMGM
    • BetRivers
    • DraftKings Sportsbook
    • Elite Sportsbook
    • FanDuel
    • Hard Rock Sportsbook
    • PointsBet
    • Q Sportsbook
    • Unibet
    • William Hill

    Which Sports Betting Apps Are Available In Iowa?

    To place online sports bets you will require an app for the Sportsbook. The following apps are currently available to those wanting to place online bets in Iowa:

    • BetFred
    • BetMGM Sportsbook
    • BetRivers
    • DraftKings Sportsbook
    • Elite Sportsbook
    • Hard Rock Sioux City Sportsbook
    • PointsBet
    • Q Casino Sportsbook
    • William Hill

    What Are The Best Online Casinos In Iowa?

    Online casino gambling remains illegal in the State of Iowa.

    Iowa Betting FAQs

    Can I bet legally in Iowa?

    Yes. Check out this page for full details.

    How old do I have to be to bet in Iowa?

    You must be 21 or older.

    Is online sports betting available in Iowa?

    Yes. Check out this page for full details.

    What can I do if I feel I have a betting addiction?

    You can call the Iowa Problem Gambling Services on 1-800-BETS OFF or visit Alternatively you can contact the Iowa Gambling Treatment Program at or Gamblers Anonymous at

    Can I bet legally in other States?

    Check out our State-by-State guide to betting in the United States of America by clicking on the link.

    Where can I learn more about Iowa betting laws?

    Visit the official website for the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission for more information on Iowa betting laws.