Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission (IRGC) have officially approved PointsBet to operate mobile sports betting in the state. Brian Ohorilko, the IRGC administrator, told Casino.org that the Australian based company was approved by the state last week. PointsBet started operating in the US market in January when it went live in New Jersey.
In August, PointsBet started a retail sportsbook at Catfish Bend Casino in Burlington, Iowa. In October, IRGC reported that the operator received about $1.1 million betting stakes and revenue of $262,677. Gamblers know PointsBet for providing win or loss bets. The operators have also made a name for themselves for refunding bets where a controversial decision influenced the outcomes. For example, the January NFC Championship games between Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans.
PointsBet app is only accessible to registered users. To register, Gamblers must-visit Catfish Bend casino. The registration requirement procedure is part of the Iowa sports betting law, which will take effect in January 2021.
Q Casino Also Goes Online
So far, Iowa has authorized two online sports betting. The Q Casino in Dubuque is using IGT as a vendor. According to Ohorilko, the casino also has a mobile app. Sports betting in the state was approved on August 15th, and the next day, William Hill online sportsbooks commenced operations. At the moment, Iowa has 19 state-licensed casinos offering sports betting. Despite limited access to mobile usage, mobile sports’ betting is edging retail sportsbooks. In October, the platform reported revenue of $51.4 million.