What is the DRF Iowa promo?

There is no DRF promo offered at the moment as DRF plans to exit the Iowa market in January 2025.

DRF IA bonus

Sign-up bonus: No Promo
Promo code: No code needed
Minimum deposit: $10
Last updated: May 2024

Sportsbook overview

Sportsbook: DRF
Legal in Iowa: Yes
Partner in Iowa: Lakeside Casino
Payment methods:

The Daily Racing Form (DRF) has been a hallmark of horse racing in the United States since the late 19th century, moving from a strictly paper publication into a vibrant online community of horse racing enthusiasts.

Originally founded in 1894 in Chicago, IL by Frank Brunell, DRF was sold in 2007 to Arlington Capital Partners for just under $200 million.

Then, in January 2022, DRF Sportsbook was launched, venturing into the sports betting industry with Iowa being their first and only state where they are taking action. In addition to an online sportsbook and app, DRF Sportsbook also has a retail location at Lakeside Hotel and Casino in Osceola, IA.

Is it possible to join DRF Sportsbook Iowa and start betting?

Unfortunately, as DRF recently announced they are exiting the Iowa online sports betting market in January 2025, it is not possible to place a bet at DRF Sportsbook. While you can still sign up for an account, the sportsbook is not accepting new wagers from new or existing customers as they seek to exit the market as smoothly as possible.

Notable features of DRF Sportsbook Iowa

Despite being one of the lesser-known, smaller players in the Iowa sportsbook market, DRF Sportsbook Iowa has plenty of notable features. Let’s take a look at a few of them.

  • Intuitive design: Right when you land on the DRF Sportsbook Iowa main page, you will instantly see that the navigation was thought out well. The pages load in lightning-fast time and the menus are laid out in an easy-to-consume format that new bettors will grab onto right away.
  • Mobile app: Downloading the DRF Sportsbook app on iOS or Android is a breeze, and users will find it even easier to use. Once signed in or registered for an account, you can deposit funds and place your first bet with a few simple taps.

DRF’s betting app in Iowa

Available for both Android and iOS devices, the DRF Sportsbook app is one of the best features of the sports betting site. From its easy-to-use design to its lightning-fast load times, theDRF betting app in IA has been a game-changer for the sportsbook. Let’s dive into the few simple steps required to get it for both iOS and Android devices.

How to download the DRF app on iOS

Downloading the DRF app in Iowa on iOS is just a few short steps away. Let’s take a closer look at how to get the sports betting app onto your iPhone.

  1. Find the app: Head to the Apple App Store and search for the “DRF Sportsbook” app.
  2. Download the app: Now that you’ve found the app, click “Install” and enter your login information. The download will start automatically.
  3. Register or sign in: If you don’t yet have an account, sign up for an account (using the steps above), deposit funds, and start your betting.

How to download the DRF app on Android

If you are one of the thousands of Android users in the Hawkeye State, fear not, because downloading the DRF app is just as easy. Here are the steps involved.

  1. Find the app: Head to the Google Play Store and search for the “DRF Sportsbook” app.
  2. Download the app: Once you’ve found the app, click the “Install” button and enter your login credentials.
  3. Register or sign in: If you don’t yet have an account, register for one, make an initial deposit, and begin your wagering.

Iowa residents love their sports betting, and all of the popular sports leagues across the country (and the world) are available for action. Let’s take a few of the most popular leagues you can bet on using DRF IA.

  • College basketball: One of Iowans' favorite sports, the Iowa Hawkeyes and Iowa State Cyclones are always relevant in the college basketball landscape. Unlike other states, you can bet on all Iowa-based college programs year-round, both in college basketball and football.
  • National Basketball Association (NBA): Iowa basketball fans who prefer the professional ranks have plenty to bet on as well, as the NBA is featured prominently on the basketball betting menu at DRF.
  • National Football League (NFL): No U.S. sports betting site would be complete without a robust NFL betting menu, as the league continues to be the center of the country’s focus every fall.

DRF Iowa deposit and withdrawal methods

Given its relative scale compared to other sportsbook operators in Iowa, DRF has relatively limited deposit and withdrawal methods. Even still, there is something for everyone, and sports bettors should have no issues transacting on the site. Let’s look at three of the most popular methods.

  • Debit card: The first and most obvious choice for most, DRF Iowa customers can use their bank’s debit cards to transact money on the site.
  • Online bank transfer: Especially good for larger transactions, an ACH bank transfer allows you to transfer funds directly from your bank to your DRF wallet.
  • Play+ prepaid card: Using a physical Play+, DRF users can transfer money onto it, and then have money transferred to it when they are ready to withdraw.

Customer support at DRF Sportsbook Iowa

For those who might have inquiries when using DRF Sportsbook Iowa, there are a handful of ways to get in touch with customer service. Starting by heading to the bottom of the main page under “Customer Support,” here are the menu items that are available.

  • FAQ: Upon landing on the customer support page, you’ll be presented with a searchable FAQ section answering the most basic questions.
  • Email: If you can’t find your answer in the FAQ, head to the yellow “Submit a ticket” button in the bottom right. This will prompt a form that will send an email to the DRF support team.
  • Live Chat: If you would rather get quicker assistance, on the bottom right as well, there is a red button to chat live.

DRF Sportsbook is fully regulated and licensed by the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission, and unlike the other Iowa sportsbooks, is exclusive to the state of Iowa. However, it has announced that it will leave the market in January 2025, and is no longer accepting new bets or signups.

In terms of safety, DRF Sportsbook uses an encryption technology called SSL which interfaces with its back-end to protect itself (and your funds) from hackers. To date, DRF Sportsbook has not reported any incidents when it comes to their security.

Our expert opinion on DRF Iowa

DRF Iowa leaned on more than 100 years in the gambling industry to date, starting with The Daily Racing Form in 1984, to launch a terrific product in DRF Sportsbook in 2022. With the reputable image from their ventures in horse racing in tow, DRF Sportsbook came out of the gates as one of the best sportsbooks in Iowa and only got better with time.

The online sportsbook also benefited from its brick-and-mortar location at Lakeside Hotel and Casino and offered bettors the same competitive lines both online and in their retail shop.

Finally, unlike its offshore competitors, DRF Iowa is fully backed by the safety and security of Iowa state regulations. It can be totally trusted in terms of keeping your funds safe and acting in a generally forthright manner.

However, as it will close by January 2025, it is unfortunately not a viable option anymore for Iowa bettors looking to wager on sports.

Our rating of DRF Sportsbook Iowa


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IA Betting has given DRF Sportsbook Iowa an overall rating of 3.5 out of 5. This score has been based on these factors:

  • Welcome bonus: Rating 0/5. DRF does not currently offer a welcome bonus for its sportsbook, as it plans to exit the Iowa market.
  • Payment options: Rating 3/5. This is one area in which DRF Sportsbook does fall slightly short, as they don’t offer the plethora of payment options their competitors do. Specifically, they don’t have any e-wallet options such as Venmo, Skrill, or Paypal.
  • Sportsbook app: Rating 4/5. Though it’s not the best app in the Iowa sportsbook market, the DRF Sportsbook app is solid and easy to use. New and existing bettors will find any bet they’re interested in accessible within minutes.
  • Variety and features: Rating 5/5. With its horse racing wagering just a few clicks away from its sportsbook, the variety and features at DRF Sportsbook are second to few. All of the major U.S. sports markets are covered, as well as some niche markets from across the world.
  • Customer support: Rating 5/5. In our review of DRF Sportsbook, we found the customer service team to be responsive and among the best in class. Bettors who need assistance can use either the contact form or live chat to get help within minutes.


Is DRF Sportsbook available in any other states?

No, DRF Sportsbook is only available in Iowa.

How old do you have to be to bet on DRF in Iowa?

You have to be 21 years or older to bet on DRF in Iowa.

What is the minimum deposit at DRF Sportsbook in Iowa?

The minimum deposit at DRF Sportsbook in Iowa is $10.