BetMGM continues its rapid spread across the United States with the launch in its latest state.
Last week, the BetMGM online sportsbook app went live in Iowa, becoming the eighth state to welcome the quickly growing sportsbook. The online sportsbook comes to sports bettors through a partnership with Dubuque’s Diamond Jo Casino, located in the historic downtown of Dubuque. The sportsbook will be available for sports bettors through the web or via a download on iOS and Android devices.
BetMGM CEO Adam Greenblatt had the following to say of BetMGM’s entry into Iowa:
I can’t think of a better way to kick off the new year than by launching BetMGM in Iowa, a state well known for its passionate sports fans. Our connection with MGM Resorts enables BetMGM users in the Hawkeye State to earn rewards, from hotel suites to dinners at award-winning restaurants, all while engaging in the excitement of our cutting-edge sports betting experience.
The news comes on the heels of Iowa officially ending its policy that required online sports bettors to register in-person at a partner casino. The policy, which has not been present in any other states regulating online sports betting, had been in place since late 2019. Many had seen the requirement as a big hurdle for those who do not live near an Iowa casino.
With BetMGM now available in Iowa, the state joins Colorado, Indiana, Nevada, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and West Virginia.
BetMGM risk-free bonus for Iowa sportsbettors
To encourage Iowa sports bettors to try out its online sportsbook, BetMGM is offerings prospective players the chance to take part in a risk-free bet of up to $500. Those who sign-up and deposit to BetMGM will be eligible for the bonus.
After making a deposit, BetMGM will allow sports-bettors to make a bet up to $500 with no risk. If your bet wins, you will be paid out as normal. However, if you lose your first bet, BetMGM will credit your account with free bets up to the amount of your initial bet.
More state on the way
Even with the launch of the BetMGM online sportsbook in Iowa, there are no signs of the company slowing down. With online operations in eight states, BetMGM also currently has plans to go live in both Michigan and Virginia sometime before the end of the month.