Gambling in Iowa

Lottery: 21
Parimutuel: 21
Casinos: 21
Charity Bingo: 21

The Hawkeye State of Iowa is home to around three million people and ranks 30th in the United States as far as population. The state spans over 56,772 square miles and is the 26th largest state out of all 50 states. When looking on a map Iowa can be found near South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, Missouri, Illinois and Wisconsin. Many different kinds of gambling is found within the state of Iowa for players who are over 21. Iowa has legal gambling roots as far back as 1985.

Gambling Found in Iowa

Iowa offers a state lottery which began in 1985 with the aim to give Iowans a better place to live their lives. Enriching their lives in many areas such as education, employment and family activities. There are only 14 states within the United States that do not offer any kind of lottery. This is mainly because the lottery has more pros than cons because it brings in millions of dollars worth of revenue over the years. Those who would like to participate in the state lottery must be 21 and over. The Iowa state lottery offers games like Powerball, Mega Millions, Hot Lotto, $100,000 Cash Game, Pick 3, Pick 4, Iowa lottery & Pull Tabs. Parimutuel racing is also available within the state of Iowa. Some of the racetracks don’t just feature horse racing but slots as well. This combination was first introduced in 2004, some racetracks even offer table games as well Iowa currently only offers horse racing instead of greyhound racing. Casinos are also found within the state and are available to those who are 21 and over. Some of the casinos found there are; Terrible’s Lakeside Casino, Isle Casino, Meskwaki Bingo & Casino, Diamond Jo Worth Casino & More. Players are eligible to participate in bingo for charity events and pull tabs which allow players who are 21 and over.

Online Gaming Iowa

Iowa has not issued any specific directions associated with online gambling. Typically residents would refer to state laws and then Federal laws. Within the United States there is no federal law pertaining to online gambling. All forms of gambling are legal within the United States for those who are 18 and over. Online gambling is much different than gambling in land based casinos for many reasons. Promotions are typically much better in online casinos because they offer deposit match bonuses which can up a player’s deposit by 100% or more. Online casinos usually offer unique games on top of the already existing American games. Games like European Blackjack & Roulette can be found in online casinos where they aren’t usually found in land based casinos. Players who are gaming from the United States are prohibited from using their bank account or credit card to fund their online casino account.