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How Iowa Sports Betting Compares
We're working on an analysis of the IA sports betting market. Check back for more soon.
Mobile Betting Options: TBD
So far, mobile betting isn't an option for IA bettors.
We'll have to see how deposits are set as the sports betting market in Iowa takes shape.
Fair Pricing: TBD
Fair pricing evaluation is still pending in IA.
Sport Offerings: TBD
More on IA sport options soon.
Iowa Sports Betting FAQ
Are there taxes on sports betting winnings in Iowa?
Gambling winnings are taxable in Iowa, even if the winner is not an Iowa resident. The gross receipts are subject to state sales tax and local option sales taxes.
When did sports betting become legal in Iowa?
On May 20, Iowa officially legalized sports betting. This is when Govenor Kim Reynolds signed SF 617, a bill regulating sports wagering within the state.
Can you bet on college sports in Iowa?
Yes! You can bet on college sports in Iowa, including the state’s popular teams like Iowa and Iowa State. However, individual player prop bets during games involving in-state schools are not allowed.
Sports Betting for Beginners
If you’re new to sports betting in IA, you likely have questions.
Our 11 sports betting tips for beginners can help you make savvier decisions come gametime.
Sports Betting Glossary
Sports betting comes with its own language and terminology.
It can all be a bit overwhelming and intimidating for newer betting enthusiasts, so be sure to consult our sports betting glossary for detailed definitions on all the main terms.
Sports Betting Mistakes to Avoid in Iowa
Sports betting isn't easy. It’s important to stay disciplined and not overextend yourself.
There will always be ups and downs, but if you stay true to our nine mistakes to avoid, your sports betting experience will be a much more enjoyable one.
Iowa Sports Betting Timeline
January 2021 (Projected)
Iowa Teams to Bet on
Division I Football & Basketball
Pro Sports Teams
Pro teams in Iowa.
Iowa has a range of 'other' sporting events that draw local and national interest, including:
- The Drake Relays. Drake Relays are a track and field event held annually in April. Many Olympic Gold medalists have competed in this relay.
- Iowa Shrine Bowl. The Iowa Shrine Bowl is an all-star foo tball game featuring Iowa’s most talented highschool/pre-college football players. It's held every July in Cedar Falls.