Residents of Iowa will soon be able to bet on sports as a Sportsbook is coming to Catfish Bend Casino. According to a press release by PointsBet, they have made an agreement for a multi-year partnership with Catfish Bend Casino. Thus, the casino will now be able to offer sports betting once they have the proper license from the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission.
However, according to sportsbook pay per head providers, this partnership does not mean a sportsbook will be available immediately. This is because it will depend on whether the sports betting bill passes the Iowa House of Representative.
Gambling News analysts are confident that the sports betting bill will pass the House. This is because the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission (IRGC) has already given their approval for the Sportsbook at the casino.
Details on the PointsBet and Catfish Bend Casino Partnership
The approval for the sportsbook space was given last week during a meeting with the IRGC. The plans for the venue will include a sports bar with multiple screens and sports betting odds on the wall. It will be a non-smoking venue made to give sports and sports bettors an enjoyable sports wagering experience.
Furthermore, the PointsBet deal will also include an online sports betting presence. In addition, Catfish Bend Casino, they intend to spend one million dollars on the sportsbook venue.
According to a statement by Johnny Aitken, PointsBet’s US CEO, “PointsBet is thrilled to announce this partnership”. This is because together they will “create a first-class sportsbook for Iowa’s sports bettors at one of the best casino”.
This is not the first time the PointsBet is launching a casino in the United States. Earlier this year, they made the news by announcing the launch of a sportsbook in New Jersey.
Many of the 19 casinos in Iowa are also making their own plans to open a sportsbook inside of their venues. However, some are still waiting on the sports betting bill passing before they make any plans for a venue.