DraftKings launched its smartphone and online sportsbook in Iowa, allowing anyone within state lines aged 21 and over to make a wager on their favourite teams and sporting events after registering in person at any of the three Wild Rose casinos in the state.
State law requires betters in a Wild Rose-DraftKings sportsbook in Clinton, Emmetsburg or Jefferson to finalise their DraftKings smartphone and online sports betting registration in person. Upon registering in person, customers will be able to bet from anywhere in the state via the Sportsbook mobile app and online site.
Accessing mobile sports betting in Iowa will become much more convenient after 1 January 2021, as consumers will no longer be required to register in person.
Matt Kalish, President, DraftKings North America and co-founder said: “DraftKings has seen steady fan engagement in Iowa during the last few months at our three Wild Rose sportsbooks across the state, and we couldn’t be more excited to provide customers with our state-of-the-art mobile sports-betting platform.
“We have worked diligently to perfect our sportsbook product since it launched in 2018, and starting today, we’re proud to offer Iowans a safe and responsible place to wager on sports – one that can be accessed conveniently from the palm of their hands.”
Tom Timmons, President and COO of Wild Rose added: “We believe DraftKings is offering the best mobile app yet to Iowa sports betting enthusiasts. Since we opened the sportsbooks, we have been deluged with requests for this app. We are happy to offer it now, with the NCAA basketball tournament just around the corner.”
Another important distinction in Iowa is that sportsbooks are not allowed to accept bets involving a university or college in Iowa for the player proposition. For games with Iowa schools this rule also applies to rivals. Wagering on Iowa schools and their opponents is allowed at pre-match and in-game.
The DraftKings Sportsbook platform provides customers with an all-encompassing skin-in-the-game experience ranging from top live wagering opportunities with its FlashBet app to thousands of featured odds boosts and promotions annually, plus a wide range of traditional markets on major US and international sports.