Fanatics Sportsbook Plants Its Flag in Iowa

Fanatics Sportsbook Plants Its Flag in Iowa
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Iowa sports betting will have a new operator to consider, just in time for Super Bowl Sunday.

New York-based Fanatics Betting and Gaming announced Tuesday it is now live in Iowa, the 12th state in which it is operational.

Must be 21+ to participate. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-BETS-OFF . T&Cs Apply.

Back in August 2023, Fanatics Betting and Gaming began acquiring the U.S. businesses of PointsBet and planning the migration of PointsBet customers to the Fanatics Sportsbook app. How Fanatics joins the ranks for Iowa sports betting apps.

Each PointsBet customer’s username, password, account balance, rewards points and responsible gaming settings will be migrated automatically to the new Fanatics Sportsbook Iowa.

Also, the retail sportsbook at Catfish Bend Casino in Burlington will begin the process of undergoing a name and management change from PointsBet to Fanatics Sportsbook Iowa. Over the coming weeks, Fanatics Betting and Gaming will install new self-service betting kiosks from Illinois-based Suzohapp. The new-look Fanatics Sportsbook at Catfish Bend Casino will have an upscale lounge ,a multi-screen video and odds display wall, a sports bar and slot machines.

The Fanatics Sportsbook is available online in Colorado, Connecticut, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia. They also have 14 retail locations, including sportsbooks outside  Progressive Field in Cleveland and Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, and the only sportsbook inside an NFL stadium at FedExField in Landover, Md.. The Fanatics Casino is currently available in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Bonus Bets Expire in 7 Days. One New Customer Offer Only. Must be 21+ to participate & present in IA. Gambling problem? Call1-800-BETS-OFF. Visit for Terms & Conditions. US promotional offers not available in NY, NV, or Puerto Rico.

College Sports Betting in Iowa

Just a reminder, bettors can wager on collegiate events in-state and nationally but can't wager on player prop bets for any collegiate athletes. 
Before you ask it, no, you can’t bet on Caitlin Clark. 
However, future bets on all college teams and players are allowed, such as Iowa winning the Big 10 Conference, etc.

If you do choose to place a bet in the Hawkeye State, make sure to check out the best Iowa sports betting promo codes.

Must be 21+ to participate & present in Iowa. T&Cs Apply.


Lou Monaco has been a columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas and has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker. He is here to guide you in selecting the Iowa sportsbook that best fits your needs.