Iowa set to launch sports betting on August 15
Iowa will launch its regulated sports wagering and fantasy sports market next week after the Iowa Racing & Gaming Commission signed off on new rules for the US state.
The rules will come into effect from 12pm on August 15, with Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds having signed legislation into law in May. Consumers will be able to place bets in-person, online and via mobile devices.
The Ameristar Casino in Council Bluffs is set to be one of the first Iowa casinos to accept legal wagers in the state, having confirmed that it will launch services via its partnership with Penn National Gaming on August 15.
Ameristar Casino will open a new sportsbook at the renovated Amerisports Bar & Grill, complete with a wagering counter with ticket writer stations. Kiosks will also be located throughout the casino property for consumers to place bets.
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