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Iowa Sports Betting Locations Map

On this page, we will highlight the in-person sports betting locations in Iowa and explain the different ways to gamble throughout the state.

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Iowa sports betting has continued to shine as a multi-billion dollar industry despite the absence of a “Big Four” sports franchise located within the state borders. In 2023, the state’s bookmakers reported $2.42B in sports betting handle, a 3% increase over 2022’s numbers.

While the majority of this revenue comes from online betting platforms and mobile sports betting apps, in-person sports betting remains a popular way to gamble. In this piece, we’ll take a look at the in-person sports betting locations in Iowa, as well as the key characteristics of these facilities.

List of all retail sportsbooks in Iowa


Throughout this piece, we will use “retail sportsbooks” to refer to in-person sports betting locations. While the technical definition of a retail sportsbook involves the owner of the facility also owning the sportsbook, this term has become somewhat muddled in betting jargon, so we’ve included all of the in-person gambling facilities for convenience and clarity.

Here are all 21 retail sportsbooks in Iowa.

  • Ameristar Casino & Hotel - Council Bluffs (ESPN Bet Sportsbook): 2200 River Road Council Bluffs, IA 51501
  • Blackbird Bend Casino (ISI Sportsbook): 17214 210th St Onawa IA, 51040
  • Casino Queen Marquette (bet365 Sportsbook): 100 Anti Monopoly St Marquette, Iowa 52158
  • Catfish Bend Casino (PointsBet/Fanatics Sportsbook): 3001 Winegard Dr Burlington, IA 52601
  • Diamond Jo Casino Dubuque (FanDuel Sportsbook): 301 Bell St Dubuque, IA 52001
  • Diamond Jo Casino Worth (FanDuel Sportsbook): 777 Diamond Jo Lane Northwood, IA 50459
  • Grand Falls Hotel & Golf Resort (Betfred Sportsbook, ELITE Sportsbook): 1415 Grand Falls Blvd Larchwood, IA 51241
  • Hard Rock Sioux City (Hard Rock Sportsbook): 111 3rd Street Sioux City, IA 51101
  • Harrah's Council Bluffs Hotel and Casino (Caesars Sportsbook): 1 Harrah's Blvd, Council Bluffs, IA 51501
  • Horseshoe Council Bluffs Hotel and Casino (Caesars Sportsbook): 2701 23rd Ave Council Bluffs, IA 51501
  • Isle Casino Hotel Bettendorf (Caesars Sportsbook): 1777 Isle Pkwy, Bettendorf, IA 52722
  • Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo (Caesars Sportsbook): 777 Isle of Capri Blvd Waterloo, IA 50701
  • Lakeside Hotel Casino (DRF Sportsbook): 777 Casino Drive, Osceola, IA 50213
  • Meskwaki Casino (Meskwaki Sportsbook): 1504 305th Street Tama, Iowa 52339
  • Prairie Meadows Casino Hotel and Racetrack (Caesars Sportsbook): 1 Prairie Meadows Dr, Altoona, IA 5000
  • Q Casino & Hotel (Q Sportsbook): 1855 Greyhound Park Rd Dubuque, IA 52001
  • Rhythm City Casino Resort (Betfred Sportsbook, ELITE Sportsbook): 7077 Elmore Avenue Davenport, IA 52807
  • Riverside Casino & Golf Resort (Betfred Sportsbook, ELITE Sportsbook): 3184 Hwy 22 Riverside, IA 52327
  • Wild Rose Casino & Resort - Clinton (DraftKings Sportsbook, BetRivers Sportsbook, Circa Sportsbook): 777 Wild Rose Drive Clinton, IA 52732
  • Wild Rose Casino & Resort - Emmetsburg (DraftKings Sportsbook, BetRivers Sportsbook, Circa Sportsbook): 777 Main Street Emmetsburg, IA 50536
  • Wild Rose Casino & Resort - Jefferson (DraftKings Sportsbook, BetRivers Sportsbook, Circa Sportsbook): 777 Wild Rose Drive Jefferson, IA 50129

What kind of sports betting locations exist in Iowa?

There are kinds of sports betting locations that exist in Iowa: Casinos, Racetracks, and Riverboats. Here is a brief overview of each type.

Casinos

Casinos are one of the main ways sportsbooks enter a state and the partnership eases the process of requiring a gambling operator’s license. You’ll notice the majority of the above sportsbooks are at casinos for this reason.

While some states limit their sports betting operations to only operate at tribal casinos, this is no longer the case in Iowa. Blackbird Bend became the first tribal casino to offer sports betting with a February 2023 launch.

Racetracks

Another common “in” for sportsbooks is by partnering with a horse racing facility. This is an excellent way for the racetracks to expand revenues when bad weather or extreme temperatures can delay racing, or to allow bettors to make wagers between races.

Several racetracks also operate as “racinos'' to allow for casino gaming in addition to horse race betting operations. Implementing sports betting at these sites was a natural decision that has thus far been a major success.

Riverboats

Riverboat gaming operations are in steady decline in Iowa, with only two such gambling venues still available. The Lakeside Hotel & Casino and Ameristar Hotel are the only two remaining after Casino Queen Marquette announced plans to move ashore and is targeting a late 2024 opening for its brick-and-mortar location.


FAQ

How much revenue does retail sports betting generate in Iowa?

Depending on the time of year, retail sports betting typically generates around 10% of Iowa’s overall sports betting handle in a given month. This falls in line with national trends where the vast majority of sports wagers are placed online or through a mobile betting application.

Which was the first retail sportsbook to open in IA?

There were six retail sportsbooks that opened in IA on August 15, 2019: Ameristar Casino, Catfish Bend Casino, Isle Casino Hotel Bettendorf, Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo, Lakeside Casino, and Prairie Meadows Casino.

Are there any sports betting locations in Sioux City?

Yes, there is a sports betting location at Hard Rock Sioux City. The facility opened in September 2019.

Do sports betting locations in Iowa offer live streaming of games?

Yes, most sports betting locations in Iowa will offer live streaming of games, though you may not be able to view games for niche sports. Most major sports broadcasts can be viewed at restaurants or betting lounges that are part of the gambling facility.

Can I place bets on sports events from outside of Iowa at these locations?

Yes, you can place bets on sports events from outside of Iowa at in-person sports betting locations. Sportsbooks are not limited to IA-only odds listings, which works nicely given the state’s lack of a “Big Four” sports franchise.

Are there any responsible gambling guidelines or resources available at sports betting locations?

Yes, there are responsible gambling guidelines and resources available at sports betting locations. As part of the process of maintaining a gambling operator’s license, retail sportsbooks are required to prominently display responsible gambling materials at their facilities.