Circa Sportsbook will debut in Iowa on Thursday, October 7, according to Vice President of Operations Mike Palm, who made the announcement on Twitter today.
The addition of Circa Sportsbook will bring the number of sportsbooks in Iowa to an even dozen, including DraftKings, FanDuel, and BetMGM. Sports betting was signed into law in the state in 2019, and the first sportsbooks formally launched in August of that year. Iowa reported a betting handle of $108.4 million in August of 2021, and has consistently topped $100 million for months.
Anyone who has reached the age of 21 can legally bet in Iowa at a licensed retail or online sportsbook. The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission regulates the gaming industry in the state. Bettors can wager on college and professional sports and many other sports and contests in Iowa.
Initially, users were required to visit one of the physical licensed casinos attached to the sports betting app in order to register for a mobile Iowa sports betting account. That requirement expired in January of 2021, and bettors can now register online anywhere within the Hawkeye State.
About Circa Sportsbook
Circa Sportsbook has apparently partnered with Wild Rose Casino & Resort, located in Emmetsburg, Iowa. Circa is based in Las Vegas, where they are one of the largest retail sportsbooks in the state of Nevada. Their properties include the famed Circa Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, which can accommodate more than 1,000 people in a three-floor casino sportsbook and restaurant/bar. Circa Sports, which operates the mobile sportsbook business, was founded by Derek Stevens. Iowa marks the third state of operation for the Circa Sportsbook, following Nevada and Colorado.