PointsBet launches mobile app and digital sports betting in Iowa

Sportsbook operator PointsBet has gone live this week with its mobile app and digital sports betting product in Iowa with remote registration effective immediately from anywhere within the state.

The launch comes with a $1,000 risk-free betting bundle offer – up to $500 back if customers lose their first fixed odds bet, and up to $500 back on the loss of their first PointsBetting wager. The company will also announce select new customer promotions in the coming weeks around the Hawkeyes and star player Luka Garza.

Johnny Aitken, PointsBet USA CEO, commented: “The state of Iowa continues to be a great priority for the PointsBet team, and we are fortunate to work alongside terrific partners in Catfish Bend Casino. We both are tremendously excited for what is effectively a second launch of Iowa sports betting with remote registration now in play.

“The PointsBet mobile app and digital sports betting product is extremely fast and easy to use, features exclusive product features and betting options, offers the most bet types in the world across the four major US sports, and perhaps most importantly, is specifically tailored for the local sports fan. We believe the great folks in the Hawkeye State will love what PointsBet has to offer and certainly look forward to the interest and feedback to come.”

In addition to standard fixed odds wagering, PointsBet offers PointsBetting – a means of betting that exponentially rewards or docks players the more correct or incorrect their wagers are. The firm also claims to offer the most bet types in the world across all four major US sports (NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL) on a quick and easy to use platform that is personalized for the Iowa sports fan.

PointsBet originally entered the Hawkeye State in August 2019 alongside partner Catfish Bend Casino, located in Burlington. The PointsBet Sportsbook at Catfish Bend Casino marked its first retail sportsbook in the country.

The 5,600 square foot non-smoking sportsbook includes over 35 televisions with eight having regular odds displays, 26 slot machines, 13 video poker games, multiple blackjack tables, several betting kiosks and a massive 163″ inch television for all special events.

“The Catfish Bend Casino team has thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to work alongside PointsBet thus far, and the best is yet to come,” stated Rob Higgins, General Manager at Burlington’s Catfish Bend Casino. “We’ve received terrific response from Iowan sports bettors thus far, confirming the superior speed of the PointsBet app and the excitement that follows from being offered roughly 80% more wagering options versus the competition.

“The unique PointsBetting platform is an added plus and an experience that we are excited to offer to all Iowan sports bettors now more easily. Be sure to check out PointsBet, you won’t be disappointed.”

As the official, exclusive sports betting partner of NBC Sports, PointsBet will utilize the media giant’s premium television and digital assets to promote its brand. As part of the agreement, NBC Sports provides PointsBet with year-round, multi-platform media and marketing opportunities across its portfolio of events.

These include exclusive multiplatform gameday integrations across NBC Sports Regional Networks, such as NBC Sports Chicago – regional broadcast home to the Chicago Blackhawks, Bulls, and White Sox. PointsBet’s full Spanish-language functionality will reach Hispanic sports fans via Telemundo Deportes and Telemundo broadcast stations.

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