What is the Q Iowa promo?

Q Sportsbook Iowa does not have a welcome bonus available for new players. They also have not listed any sports betting promos available to returning players.

Q IA bonus

Sign-up bonus: No promo
Promo code: N/A
Minimum deposit: $10
Last updated: May 2024

Sportsbook overview

Sportsbook: Bally Bet
Legal in Iowa: Yes
Partner in Iowa: Q Casino
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Often shortened to “Q,” Q Sportsbook launched in Iowa in November 2019 as part of the second wave of bookmakers to arrive in the Hawkeye State following the May 2019 online opening. Headquartered at the Q Casino in Dubuque, the gambling operator is only licensed and live in Iowa and has no plans to expand to other states at this time.

Q is one of 18 legal, licensed sportsbooks in Iowa and offers both pregame and in-play betting markets. Because the provision requiring in-person sportsbook registration has been repealed, you can download the mobile app to start wagering on the platform today!

How to sign up for Q Sportsbook in Iowa

The signup process for Q Sportsbook in Iowa is quite similar to other operators, and it shouldn’t take you more than about five minutes to complete your registration. Here’s how to get started with the bookie.

  1. Download the mobile app: You’ll need to download the mobile app to register for online play as there isn’t a browser-based version of the sportsbook available. Instructions on downloading the app for your iOS or Android device are available below.
  2. Access the registration form: Once you’ve downloaded the app, open it up and tap “JOIN” in the top right corner of the screen.
  3. Craft your account details: Next, enter your email address, create a username you’d like to use, and the password you would like to use when logging into your sportsbook account.
  4. Enter your identifying information: After that, you’ll be prompted to enter your first and last name, the last four digits of your Social Security number, your date of birth, and your mailing address. Because gambling winnings are taxable in Iowa, the sportsbook needs to verify you are of legal age to gamble and be able to send you the required tax forms.
  5. Submit the additional information: Finally, you’ll need to include your mobile phone number (for two-factor authentication), and optionally write questions and answers to two security questions. To complete the registration process, you’ll need to check a few boxes verifying your information is correct and complete, and that you agree to the terms of use.

Which sports can you bet on at Q Sportsbook IA?

Q’s bookie offers a meager 10 sports on its platform, though there could be expansion in the future. Here are some of the top sports you can bet on at Q Sportsbook IA.

  • Football: The NFL dominates Iowa’s sports betting scene, and there are more player prop bets for NFL action than for any other sport. Because betting on college sports is legal in Iowa, including for in-state teams, the NCAA action is quite popular as well.
  • Golf: One of the areas we saw the biggest differentiation from other bookmakers was in the golf odds, with Q Sportsbook having lines that were very player-friendly relative to their competitors.
  • Soccer: Q separates its soccer markets into two categories: the Americas and European soccer. As the world’s most popular sport, soccer betting continues to grow in popularity in the U.S., with CRG Global reporting that in October 2022, 28% of U.S. bettors placed a wager on soccer. This put soccer ahead of all markets outside of the NFL, NBA, MLB, and college football.

The Q Sportsbook mobile app in Iowa

The Q Sportsbook mobile app is only available in Iowa and will not work if you aren’t physically located within the state border. The Iowa mobile betting app is free to download and accessible on both Apple and Android devices.

Because of the small available player base compared to other operators, reviews and ratings in both the Google Play Store and the App Store are virtually nonexistent. However, reviewers did comment favorably on the app’s appearance, ease of navigation, and overall speed and responsiveness of the app.

How to download the Q app on iOS

You can download the Q app on your iOS device in less than a minute if you’ve got a steady internet connection. Here’s what you’ll need to do.

  1. Open the App Store on your mobile device and log in with your Apple ID and password.
  2. Search for “Q Sportsbook.” It should be one of the first options to pop up, as there aren’t many other sportsbooks with a “Q” in the name.
  3. Press “Get,” then “Install.”

After the download is complete, open the app to log in with your Q Sportsbook account credentials or register for a new account.

How to download the Q app on Android

The Android download process is nearly identical to the process for iOS devices. Here’s how you can install it today.

  1. Log into the Google Play Store on your Android device.
  2. Search for “Q Sportsbook.” There aren’t different versions since the app is only available in Iowa, so you shouldn’t have to scroll very long to find it.
  3. Press “Install” and let the download run.

Once the app is fully installed, you’ll be able to create a new Q Sportsbook account, make a deposit, and begin placing wagers.

What kind of wagers are available on Q Sportsbook in Iowa?

Q is missing out on some of the most popular ways to play, but it does still offer a reasonable number of bet types. Here are some of the most popular kinds of wagers available on Q Sportsbook in Iowa.

  • Spread bets: When can a bet on the losing team result in a winning wager? When you’re placing a spread bet. Spread bets are wagers on the margin of victory, where the “favorite” must win and outscore their opponent by at least the spread line. Conversely, a bet on the “underdog” will hit if the team wins outright or loses by fewer points than the spread total.
  • Totals bets: Total bets, or over/under bets, are wagers on the combined point total between two teams in a given matchup. Q will set a line, then gamblers will be tasked with determining whether the combined total will be over or under the bookmaker’s mark.
  • Prop bets: Prop bets are wagers that aren’t directly tied to the outcome of the game and can cover both team and individual stat lines. Some examples would be which team will score first or have the lead at halftime, the number of strikeouts for a starting pitcher, or an NBA star’s combined total of points, assists, and rebounds.

Banking methods for Q Sportsbook IA

Q Sportsbook Iowa has a very small list of deposit methods; in fact, it’s just these three. Fortunately, all of the methods work for withdrawals as well. Here are your banking options.

  • Play+ card: A Play+ prepaid card is functionally equivalent to a gift card. Bettors load up the card with the amount of funds they wish to use at the sportsbook; these funds can then only be offloaded at locations chosen by the Play+ account holder. To withdraw your winnings, Q will put the winnings on the card, after which you can collect the payout in cash at an ATM.
  • PayPal: PayPal is another popular choice, noted for how easy the program makes money management. There are no fees involved when making a deposit on Q through PayPal, nor when moving from the sportsbook to your PayPal account.
  • Cash: Cash is only an option if you stop in at the Q Casino in Dubuque. While this may not be convenient for all players, it has the fastest review period if you let the casino know you’re coming. Just be sure to have your driver’s license or other government-issued photo ID on hand.

Pros and cons of Q Sportsbook Iowa

As with all sportsbooks in the state, there are inherent benefits and drawbacks to Q Sportsbook. While the perks generally outweigh the negatives, there are a few shortcomings with considerable gravity. Here are some of the key pros and cons of Q Sportsbook Iowa.


  • In-person betting is almost always available: The retail bookie at the Q Casino is open from 4 PM to 9 PM on weeknights and 10 AM to 9 PM on the weekends. However, the betting kiosks are open from 7 AM to 3 AM daily.
  • Excellent mobile app: Q’s mobile betting app is lightning fast, and while the display is rather basic, it is very easy to navigate and put your betting slip together.
  • Competitive odds: Most of the time, you’ll find Q’s betting odds to be close to the lines with other Iowa bookmakers, if not more favorable. Shopping the betting lines to find the best deal will help you earn more money on winning wagers, and even small differences can add up to major gains over time.


  • No promotions: Q Sportsbook does not list any Iowa betting promotions on its app, and there isn’t a welcome bonus available for new players. With no loyalty program to speak of either, there aren’t many advantages of using the app over playing in person if the options are both realistic.
  • A limited selection of lines: Unfortunately, the same game parlays aren’t available on Q Sportsbook. There is also a small list of prop bets available, and outside of the NFL, player props are extremely hard to find.
  • Only three banking options: While the payout times with each method are quite quick, only having three is a noticeable shortfall, especially when one of those methods is to drive to the casino and pay in cash. Having more convenient options like credit/debit cards, online banking, and Venmo would all help Q carry greater appeal.

Our expert opinion on Q Sportsbook Iowa

In our expert opinion, Q Sportsbook Iowa is a good change-of-pace sportsbook with a ton of potential. It is a great tool to have for line shopping, and whether you’re playing online or in person, you’re sure to enjoy your Q experience.

We particularly enjoy the speed of payouts. Whether you’re using Play+ or PayPal, you’ll almost always have the money available and in your account within 24 hours of requesting a withdrawal. You can also get cash at the casino, which isn’t something that can be said for all Iowa sportsbooks.

However, there are some key areas where Q should target improvement efforts. We’d love to see the bookmaker expand its available betting markets, especially player props and same-game parlays. Additionally, the total lack of promotions is likely to turn would-be bettors away without an incentive to give the sportsbook a try.

Our rating of Q Sportsbook Iowa


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IA Betting has given Q Sportsbook Iowa an overall rating of 3 out of 5. This score has been based on these factors:

  • Welcome bonus: Rating 0/5. Q Sportsbook is not actively offering a welcome bonus.
  • Payment options: Rating 3/5. With the smallest list of payment options available in the state, Q takes a much lower score here than its competitors tend to have. Users can deposit and withdraw through PayPal, Play+, or cash at the casino cage.
  • Sportsbook app: Rating 3/5. The app doesn’t have as many available bells and whistles, and the display has somewhat of a dated feel to it. We found it to be reliable and easy to use, but the color scheme made the display a bit challenging to read at times.
  • Variety and features: Rating 3/5. Q offers a modest nine sports on its platform, and there are extremely limited options for prop bets. Adding more markets will be a huge improvement that will make a noticeable difference.
  • Customer support: Rating 3/5. A live chat feature isn’t available through the website or the app. While the email, phone, and social media options all saw reasonable response times, the lack of organized FAQ pages and support chat are definite drawbacks.


When did Q Sportsbook launch in Iowa?

Q Sportsbook launched in Iowa in November 2019. Bettors can place their wagers in person at the Q Casino in Dubuque or via the mobile app on an Android or iOS device.

What other states is Q Sportsbook live in?

Q Sportsbook is only live in Iowa. It is based out of the Q Casino in Dubuque, and those using the mobile app or web sportsbook must be physically located in Iowa to place a wager.

What’s the minimum deposit for Q Sportsbook in Iowa?

The minimum deposit for Q Sportsbook in Iowa is $10. This applies to all deposit and withdrawal methods.

Does Q have any retail betting venues in Iowa?

Yes, Q has a retail betting venue at the Q Casino in Dubuque. The sportsbook venue features 47 TVs to watch the betting action, a full bar with 20 beers on tap, and high-speed internet so you can place your bets totally hassle-free.