When Iowa passed legislation legalizing sports betting, both in brick-and-mortar establishments and online, in May 2019, they became the 11th US state to do so, and slowly but surely, the market has developed into one that is very competitive, offering residents a number of high-quality regulated options to pick from.
There are currently 17 online sports betting sites that have been licensed by the state’s regulators, and that means you won’t need to take the risk of joining an unregulated sportsbook, which is ideal as offshore options are risky, to say the least.
In our view, the three best online sportsbooks in Iowa are as follows.
As one of the biggest and best sportsbook providers out there, FanDuel has a great app that is easy to use, smooth, and speedy, which is ideal for those of you who are fans of betting live and in play.
They are also legal across 17 states, and that’s great because it means that those asking how does FanDuel work in Arizona are going to get the same answer as those using their app and site in Iowa; in other words, they offer a unified service that is top of the range and clearly if you are moving across the country and want to keep up to date with betting opportunities, then that’s also a big bonus.
FanDuel offers some of the most competitive odds around, and their welcome bonus is very amenable when compared to the competition. By the way, if you sign up soon, you can also take advantage of their superb March Madness special offer.
DraftKings are another well-established brand in the market, and with any other sportsbook with a rich history and millions of customers, they have a great deal to offer Iowans. Their mobile app is one of, if not the, most intuitive out there, and given that most of us now bet via our mobile devices, this is no meaningless claim.
Their sports betting market is one of the widest around, meaning you can bet deep in terms of the big sporting leagues (NBA, NFL, MLB, etc..), but also, if you like to back lesser-known games and matches, they have you covered on that score.
They offer regular promotions, and most importantly, they do so for existing customers and not just those they are looking to entice to their app.
Interestingly, this brand comes from the other side of the world, namely Australia, but they have become a hugely popular provider in the US, and that’s for a number of reasons.
Firstly, they are very innovative in the way they approach the sports betting market. They offer points betting, as well as the more traditional betting formats (such as money lines and spreads); you can also request a bet, giving you the opportunity to call the shots.
Their BetBuilder is also a winner, as is the large number of live-streaming events, all in all, PointsBet is most definitely a winner.