All About Iowa Sports Betting Handle And Revenue

The experts at have assembled this guide to explain what we mean when we talk about Iowa sports betting revenue and sportsbook handle that the state reports each month.

There is an active market with many online or mobile operators as well as a growing number of retail sports wagering options at brick-and-mortar casinos in the Hawkeye State.

The handle is the total amount of money bet on sports in the state each month. In Iowa, bettors wager an average of hundreds of millions of dollars monthly. Legal sports betting in the state launched in August 2019 via legal, regulated sports operators. Most of the action, as is the case in markets nationwide, comes through online sportsbooks, many of which offer Iowa sports betting promos.

The Iowa online gambling revenue on sports refers to the amount that operators have left after they pay out winning bets. From there, bookmakers pay 6.75% tax to the state on the adjusted gross revenue.

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Iowa Sports Betting, February vs. January

Total HandleMobile Handle Revenue
February $220.584M $203.835M $13.609M
January $259.469M $238.415M $22.065M
Change Down 15.0% Down 14.5% Down 38.3%

Iowa Sports Betting Handle and Revenue: February 2024

With the NFL and college football not among the options, Iowa sports betting fell off in February.

The sports betting handle in the state was 220,583,732, down a solid 155 from January ($238,415,488). The same drop-off was true for mobile, which was down 14.5%.

Mobile accounted for 92.4% of the wagering.

Overall revenue was down a whopping 38.3% from a month ago (32.7% for mobile).

The state tax from sports betting was $936,744, down 37.3% from January ($1,493,906).

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