PointsBet Sportsbook Iowa Promo Code

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Key Takeaways

  • Innovative in-house proprietary technology and software powering the markets.
  • Signature product Points Betting is becoming increasingly popular amongst Iowa PointsBet sports bettors.
  • Strong welcome bonus leading a myriad of promos, bonuses and betting options.
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PointsBet Sportsbook IA At a Glance

💲 PointsBet Sportsbook Promo Code OfferNot Currently Available
🔞Who Can Claim the PromoIowa PointsBet account holders 21+
🖊️ Other OffersSGP combos, horse racing product deposit match
📲 Device CompatibilityiOS, Android, Desktop/Tablet
🏈 Number of Sports Available15+
💳 Minimum Deposit$5
⌚ Payout SpeedF1- 3 working days
🏢 Land-Based PartnerCatfish Bend Casino and Sportsbook
✔️ Licensed ByIowa Racing and Gaming Commission (IRGC)
📅 Last UpdatedMay 22, 2024

How to Make a PointsBet Sportsbook Account

  1. Visit the PointsBet Sportsbook online 
  2. Hit that red sign-up button in the top right of the desktop or the top of the PointsBet app.
  3. Click on your state (Iowa) and opt-in to the PointsBet Iowa promo.
  4. Fill in the required details such as your name, username and password and hit continue.
  5. Send over any documents or give in the other information required to set up a PointsBet Iowa account.
  6. Make your initial deposit and start playing.

Types of Iowa PointsBet Promotions

In addition to the welcome offer, there are several types of promotions at PointsBet Iowa you can take advantage of once you're an existing customer. Let's have a look at some of the most popular ones:

Odds Boosts

Odds Boosts are a staple feature at several of the top sportsbooks in Iowa. Get in the region of 20-25% extra in earnings if your enhanced odds bet wins. Over time this makes a big difference to the profit and loss total of your sports bets. Odds boosts or "boosters" will be available for the featured games and markets throughout the week on the mobile betting app or desktop version. Fancy a wager on those Minnesota Vikings? Don't hold back when the boosters are out!

Refer-a-Friend Bonus

When you're signed into your PointsBet IA account go to the dropdown menu. Above the PointsBet Rewards section there should be a Refer-A-Friend link saying "get a $100 bonus bet today"! Use your specific link or code, send to your friends or followers and if they sign up and meet requirements you will be rewarded with $100 in free bet credit.

Bonus Bets

In the same section of your account accessed from the drop down-menu, you'll see your bonus bets accrued. Check out the number of bonus bets you have, the total value of the the bonus bets and when they expire from the online sportsbook. They usually expire after 7 days. Tick the bonus bet option on the bet slip to use your sign-up bonuses or bet credits where available.

PointsBet Sportsbook Iowa Features

Features of an online sportsbook are what make it stand out from its competitors, whether it's the variety of betting markets on offer, the promotions and bonuses menu, the extra value gimmicks such as the cash out feature or the payment options on the mobile betting app. The more features we have on the PointsBet site the better it can match up against other legal Iowa sportsbooks. Luckily for us PointsBet Iowa offer several innovative sports betting industry features and ideas on their platform. We have a variety of betting markets that take you away from the normality of fixed odds bets.

Points Betting

Unlike your traditional fixed odds betting, a PointsBetting wager builds excitement using a European spread betting concept. Every single point, goal or score matters. Payouts can change up until the last minute of your game. Example: If your Iowa Hawkeyes bet wins by one point (or unit), you would win 1x your stake. If your bet wins by 2 units, you win 2x your stake, and so on. If your bet wins by 10 units, you win 10 times the wager. It happens in the opposite direction if you lose so be careful and always bet with caution. You can set a stop loss using the bet slider with your PointsBetting wager.

Cash Out Options

We not only have cash out at Iowa PointsBet but we also have partial cash out. Take back part of your stake and leave the rest ride. We can use the bet slider feature on our standard bet to toggle with the stake. Maybe the Chicago Bears or the Louis Cardinals are going well, and we've had a bet. Maybe we fancy a free run at it and take our stake back when the odds change.

Prop Bets

Props are bets in subsidiary markets that can add to Iowa sports bettors' entertainment and chances of a nice payout. Betting on a home run in a Minnesota Twins baseball game would be an example of a prop bet. We could make some prop bets on the Iowa Hawkeyes in college football or place some prop betting wagers in play on college basketball should the Iowa legislation allow it.

Parlay Bet

Another feature that will be popular at Iowa sportsbooks is Parlay bets. Add multiple selections into a parlay for a chance of a higher payout. Parlay the Iowa State Cyclones with the Chicago Bears and the Louis Cardinals on the spreads for American odds of circa +600 on a three-leg parlay. Get parlay insurance when one of your selections loses or check out the Quick Parlay feature in the PointsBet menu.

Same Game Parlay

Same game parlays (SGPs) or single game parlays are where you combine multiple selections on the same game. Some of these plays can be correlated and you may not get the best odds but sometimes there are angles to exploit that online sportsbooks miss. You could combine a prop bet with various other betting markets, such as backing the Minnesota Timberwolves to win, with the overs coming in on the totals, and Nathan Knight to score the most points. That's an example of a correlated SGP before Nathan headed off to the Knicks.

Iowa PointsBet Mobile App

The PointsBet Iowa app can be found on iOS or Android, and you can download it through the links on the PointsBet website or go directly to the Apple store or the Google Play store. There's no difference between betting on the app or the desktop re the betting markets or range of promos and bonuses but if you like to place bets quickly and efficiently from anywhere in the State, then the smooth and fast browsing experience of the PointsBet app is for you. Find your market and your bet in double quick time.

PointsBet Sportsbook IA App Pros and Cons

Innovative betting features like Points Betting
Great welcome offer of $150 in merchandise credit at Fanatics.
Variety of prop markets to choose from
Own proprietary trading tools and odds product
Some geo location and sign-in issues reported
Some clients have had trouble claiming the sign-up bonus

Download the PointsBet Sportsbook Iowa App

Downloading the PointsBet Iowa sports betting app is as easy as 1,2,3. Use the download link in the betting menu or hit the buttons to the Apple Store or the Google Play store. The PointsBet app sizes up well against other Iowa sports betting apps. You can take our word for it. Or, check out excerpts from these customer reviews. (You can read additional reviews at the app store for your mobile device.)

What iOS Users Are Saying

🗣️"The app is pretty good although sometimes its hard to see all the wagers when adding to a parlay."

🗣️"All in all, their great customer support and unique betting options is what makes me consider them my favorite book"

🗣️"My only thing I wish they would offer is the SGP+ option where you can combine several SGPs"

What Android Users Are Saying

🗣️"the simplicity of their app makes it easy to navigate and bet on any game"

🗣️"I like that navigating through the app is quicker than most other sportsbook apps. I like the pointsbetting option, also."

🗣️"suddenly i'm being prevented from betting, as if I'm a shark, when I'm clearly not"

PointsBet Sportsbook IA Rewards Program

You can earn Rewards Points on every sports betting wager with PointsBet with a 'The more you bet, the more you earn' model. Redeem your points against bet credit to use with the PointsBet app! Rewards Points are earned based on the type of bet you make and the amount you wager:

For fixed odds betting, wagers earn you 1 point for every $5 staked. For parlays, get 1 point for every $1 in wagers placed. For PointsBetting wagers, earn 1 point for each $1 in both winnings and losses. Rewards Points have the following values:

• 250 points = $2.50 Bonus Bet

• 500 points = $5 Bonus Bet

• 1,000 points = $10 Bonus Bet

• 2,500 points = $25 Bonus Bet

• 5,000 points = $50 Bonus Bet

• 10,000 points = $100 Bonus Bet

• 50,000 points = $500 Bonus Bet

• 100,000 points = $1,000 Bonus Bet

The PointsBet reward program is for the sportsbook only. There's no opt-in required to participate in the rewards program, you automatically begin accruing Rewards Points upon completing sign up and placing your first qualifying wagers on any sports event and market.

You Might also Like

PointsBet Iowa is one of the top online sportsbooks in-state, but it differs to some of the mainstream sports betting industry sites like DraftKings. Maybe you might like Caesars Sportsbook if you want to bet college sports or go for a bigger loyalty program than the PointsBet rewards program. If it's innovative markets and high-speed technology you want powering your sports betting experience, PointsBet might be for you.

Ever heard of European spread betting? Well try the signature "Points Betting" product. If you like betting at a physical location try betting at the state-of-the-art PointsBet sportsbook at Catfish Bend casino and give the sports bar a visit while you're there! Re bonuses and promotions, PointsBet Iowa will be one of the market leaders in this area. The mobile betting app is one of the fastest with a diverse range of betting markets.

Online Sports Betting at PointsBet Sportsbook Iowa

There aren't really any unique sports albeit there's a more in-depth soccer betting menu for example and the Women's World Cup was a big feature throughout July 2023. Table Tennis and Volleyball do exist along with Motorsports to bring a European feel to the sportsbook. We could do with seeing a novelty betting menu implemented and some more "TV betting". We do see different markets and bet types for the smaller selection of sports that are available to bet.

Software at PointsBet Sportsbook Iowa

PointsBet is originally an Australian company who bought out Irish software providers Banach Technologies and the bespoke software behind it. PointsBet went on to develop a fast and efficient platform and interface. All the main features of the site like Points Betting, live betting, promotions and more can be found easily on the betting menu on the left of the homepage or at the bottom of the mobile app.

With an elite team of experienced developers managing and maintaining the system at PointsBet they are one of the top online sportsbook operators in Iowa. If that's not your bag, get yourself down to the sports bar built when Catfish Bend Casino opened!

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Online Banking at PointsBet Sportsbook IA

When that first bet strikes it lucky or when those Round Robins win big, you'll want to withdraw money fast. The more payment methods we have on hand to do this the better. We've reviewed the banking options at PointsBet Iowa in-depth, and while more methods are needed to compete with other Iowa sportsbooks, there are plenty to keep us going for now.


Our PointsBet Iowa review shows us that that there are several deposit methods available for sports betting fans in the Hawkeye State. Deposits are instant and the min deposit is $5 with several payment methods that include:

  • Pay near me - $5 ($500 daily limit)
  • ACH/e-Check - $5
  • Online banking - $5
  • Visa and Mastercard - $5
  • Cash at cage in selected venues
  • PayPal

We can see limits up to around $50k for various deposit methods and withdrawal methods at PointsBet Iowa.

Withdrawing Money

The minimum withdrawal is generally $5 with PointsBet Iowa, and the withdrawal process is usually seamless and always secure. Withdrawal limits are high at around $50k for selected methods.

  • Online bank transfer
  • Paypal
  • ACH or eCheck
  • Cash at counter (selected venues)

Safety and Security


PointsBet is an Australian Company who launched in the US, with the Iowa product specifically launching initially in the summer of 2019. Led by a team of experts with decades of experience in the sports betting industry PointsBet are somewhat of a revolutionary betting operator in the space. They bought out Banach Technologies and launched their signature product: Points Betting.


In August 2019 Iowa launched legalized sports betting both in the retail location and at online sportsbooks and betting apps. Originally you had to go for in person registration to Catfish Bend Casino but in 2021 this law was abolished.


PointsBet run their own in-house and proprietary technology, software, and odds compilation models. From the desktop to the PointsBet app to the sportsbook and sports bar at Catfish Bend, we will enjoy an immersive futuristic betting and gaming experience at PointsBet. We can get some of the most efficient and innovative betting markets pre-game and live in play at PointsBet Iowa.


Log into PointsBet and benefit from a two-step verification process where the app sends a six-digit code to initiate the log in. We can set up biometrics fingerprint login as part of two factor authentication (2FA) to add to our security layers on top of the standard SSL encryption. The Player Protection protocol is there to help us keep safe in our betting activity.

Catfish Bend Casino

There's a physical PointsBet sportsbook and sports bar for Iowa bettors to wager on sports in person at the Catfish Bend Casino in Burlington, located at the Fun City Resort Hotel and Entertainment Complex. Initially sports bettors had to register for accounts in person at this venue but that is no longer the case since the law expired in 2021.

The Catfish Bend Casino is partnered with PointsBet to provide sports wagering services to customers in the Hawkeye State. It's a state-of-the-art sports and entertainment center, hotel, and sports bar, that marked PointsBet's first retail sportsbook in the US. The complex is a 5,600 square foot sportsbook that's a non-smoking venue and an excellent complex for a getaway with the partner or solo! It includes over 35 TVs (some with regular updated odds displays) and a massive 163-inch television screen to show all the big and featured events. There are multiple blackjack tables, slots, video poker games and several betting kiosks to entertain the Iowa bettors.

Customer Support

  1. Customer support is helpful, efficient and knowledgeable.
  2. Explore options through the PointsBet Player Protection page.
  3. Comprehensive FAQ section.
  4. 24/7 live chat option.

You can contact PointsBet customer support by email at: [email protected], or why not tweet them at their handle @PointsBetUSA.

Our Final Verdict of PointsBet Sportsbook IA

PointsBet is a betting operator with a difference that prides itself on a smooth, fast, and innovative sports betting platform. In-house proprietary software and trading tools are used by industry experts with years of experience behind the scenes. PointsBet are probably most known for their signature "Points Betting" product, but their platform includes a variety of different sports betting markets and features. There's now a horse racing product added to the betting menu at PointsBet in states such as Iowa and Louisiana.

Promotions and bonuses at the PointsBet Iowa sportsbook are some of the best in the sports betting industry. Early, efficient and competitive odds lines are assured, and the live betting product also stands out, backed by features such as PointsBet Hustle and Sports Betting 101. What are you waiting for? Try out one of the more modern and better operators in Iowa now.

Responsible Gaming at PointsBet

Potential gambling problem? Call the crisis counselling and referral services on 1-800-BETS-OFF. Gambling should be an exciting and fun, recreational pursuit but for some, as in all sectors of life, it can become a problem.

PointsBet Iowa has a dedicated responsible gambling resources section where you can find the contact information for several programs in the state. For further information visit the PointsBet Player Protection page which shows you how to password reset and protect and gives you access to other vital information on gambling responsibly. Also see the Questionnaire provided in this section.

PointsBet Iowa FAQ


Bryan Nicholson is a sports betting expert for IowaBets. He reviews Iowa sportsbooks and provides valuable insight for sports bettors throughout the state. He is also the author of "ANGLES & EDGES: A Journey through the Evolution of Golf Betting and the Markets".