Last week, the DraftKings Online Sportsbook began operating in Iowa, becoming the sixth state where DraftKings has an online sportsbook presence.
DraftKings got its start as a daily fantasy sports site, beginning almost a decade ago, but they did not accept play from Iowa until late last year. The launch of DraftKings Iowa online sportsbook comes just a few weeks before one of the biggest times of the year for sports bettors — March Madness.
Registering at DraftKings Iowa
DraftKings Iowa is available to sports bettors who are 21 years of age or older that are physically located in the state at the time of wagering.
For the time being, Iowans will need to jump through an extra hoop to get on the sportsbook. In order to register your account, you must finish registration in person at the Wild Rose-DraftKings sportsbook located in Clinton, Emmetsburg. Sports bettors can also register their accounts at Wild-Rose locations in Clinton and Jefferson.
Fortunately. this requirement won’t be in place for too long. Beginning on January 1st, 2021, sports bettors will be able to complete the registration process online, negating the need to drive to one of the Wild Rose locations.
After registering and even making your initial deposit, you must then head to one of the three retail locations to complete the process. Sports bettors will need to log-in to the DraftKings Iowa Sportsbook Iowa while in the sportsbook — geolocation tools will automatically verify you.
How DraftKings came to Iowa
The possibility of sports betting opened up in the state after the United States Supreme Court ruled against a 1992 law that restricted the practice of sports betting across the country. This allowed states to adopt their own sports betting laws and regulations, including Iowa in May of 2019.
Iowa went live with its first sportsbooks on August 15th in retail locations. The launch of DraftKings came about through a retail partnership with Wild Rose, which has been in operation as a retail sportsbook since October 2019.
It pays to get the DraftKings Iowa bonus
Are you in Iowa and want to bet online sports? Sign-up for a DraftKings IA account before heading to a Wild Rose location to complete your account.
You can make a deposit either before or after finalizing your registration. Whenever you decide to make that first deposit, be sure to consider the $1000 deposit bonus that is available to players.
The bonus is divided into main parts, a risk-free bet up to $500 that is determined by the amount of your first and a 20% up to $500 match that is based on the amount of your first deposit ($2500 required for full $500 bonus). Get more information on the bonus, check out the DraftKings Iowa review.
To get started, start the process of signing up.