The legalities of betting in the US are ever-changing. With PASPA being revoked last year many states are forging ahead with new gambling opportunities. But is Iowa online casinos part of that plan?
We are going to take a quick look at the current state of play when it comes to Iowa casinos and betting.
Land-Based Casinos in Iowa
Currently, Iowa online casinos are not legal – although mobile sports betting does seem to be a distinct possibility in the state in the near future.
Luckily for casino fans, there are plenty of land-based casinos in Iowa. Here is the full list:
- The Ameristar Casino in Council Bluffs
- Blackbird Bend Casino
- Catfish Bend (+PointsBet Sportsbook)
- Diamond Jo Casino, Dubuque (+Fanduel Sportsbook)
- Diamond Jo Casino, Worth (+Fanduel Sportsbook)
- Grand Falls Casino (+Elite Sportsbook)
- Rhythm City Casino Resort, Davenport (+Elite Sportsbook)
- Riverside Casino and Golf Resort (+Elite Sportsbook)
- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Sioux City (+Hard Rock Sportsbook)
- Harrah’s Council Bluffs Casino & Hotel
- Horseshoe Council Bluffs
- Isle Casino Hotel, Waterloo
- Isle Casino Hotel, Bettendorf
- Casino Queen
- Lakeside Hotel and Casino
- Meskwaki Casino
- Prairies Meadows Casino, Altoona
- Q Casino, Dubuque
- Wild Rose Casino and Resort (DraftKings Sportsbook)
- WinnaVegas Casino Resort
You can find all the usual games available to play at these land-based casinos. Some of them may be getting involved in mobile sports betting soon too.
Will Iowa Online Casinos be Legal Soon?
Unfortunately for gaming fans, the recent developments in the potential for mobile sports betting are not being mirrored with casinos. It is unlikely that we will see Iowa online casinos any time soon.
Iowa has tended to be more conservative in its gambling laws than some of the other states. There is obviously demand in the state – as the numerous land-based casinos show. But online casinos don’t seem to be a part of the immediate plan for Iowa state regulators.
Keep an eye on the latest developments in Iowa for updates on the situation as things have changed quickly over the past few years.
We may not have Iowa online casinos at the moment but there will be a range of online sportsbooks launching fairly soon. That could also have an effect on the emergence of casinos.