Iowa Sports Betting Promos & Bonus Codes

December 7, 2021

Iowa might not be thought of as the center of the universe when it comes to sports. The state has no professional sports teams, and most people only care about what that state means to the national political landscape. But there are a lot of diehard sports fans in the Midwest, and many of them reside in the great Hawkeye State. Here are the best sportsbooks promos for December 2021.

DraftKings - Bet $1 Win $100 DraftKings IA Sportsbook

DraftKings Bet $1 Win $100

Perhaps the easiest way to get $100 in sports betting comes from DraftKings Sportsbook in Iowa. First, you need to place a $1 bet, and if at least one team scores a point in the contest, you win $100 in free bets. With the 100-to-1 odds, this promo is arguably the greatest promo. This offer will work for any bet on a National Football League, college football, National Basketball Association, and college basketball game. Your free bets are paid as four free $25 bets.

Promo offer:Bet $1 Win $100 (100/1 odds)
Selected events: Any NFL, NBA, CFB, or CBB game
Promo CodeNone Needed
Available in IowaYes

Caesars Sportsbook - First Bet Match Bonus Up To $1001

Caesars sportsbook promo code risk-free bet bonus

This is the perfect promotion for those who are apprehensive about making that first sports bet. All you have to do is make your first deposit and place your first wager. Whether you win or lose, you will receive the amount of your first wager back into your account at Caesars Sportsbook. You won't be able to withdraw those funds, but if you lose, you get a second chance to make some money at the sportsbook. 

Sportsbook:Caesars Sportsbook
Promo offer:First Bet Match Bonus Up To $1001
Selected events: Any event available at Caesars Sportsbook
Promo CodeCZR1
Available in IowaYes

FanDuel Sportsbook – First Bet Match Bonus Up To $1000

FanDuel Risk Free Bet Bonus

FanDuel is offering you a dollar less than Caesars, but for those that prefer the odds at FanDuel, this is your version of the free-bet promo. The same restrictions apply to the free bet at FanDuel that were at Caesars, except you only receive the free bet if you lose that first wager at FanDuel.

Sportsbook:FanDuel Sportsbook
Promo offer:First Bet Match Bonus Up To $1000
Selected events: Any event available at FanDuel Sportsbook
Promo CodeNone Needed
Available in IowaYes

BetMGM - Risk-Free Touchdown Bet

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Everyone has their favorite NFL player, and now you can bet on that favorite player risk-free at BetMGM. If you opt into the wager on their promotions page, you will receive up to $25 back if you bet on a player to score the first touchdown in any NFL game and the wager loses. Betting on the first touchdown of the game is a fun prop bet that can turn a small bet into a nice payday, so a risk-free chance to turn $5 into $100 is a good proposition.

Promo offer:Risk-Free $25 Touchdown Bet
Selected events: Any NFL game
Promo CodeMust Opt-In
Available in IowaYes

How to bet on Sports Promos in Iowa

Betting on sports in the state of Iowa takes just the following four steps. Here is how you can place a bet.

To bet on sports in the state of Iowa you need to follow these steps:

1 Age 21 and up & located in Iowa

You are at least 21 years old, hold a valid Social Security number, and are physically in the state.

2 Select Promo

You find your desired promotion that you would like the best. By clicking the link, it will take you to the selected sportsbook. 

3 Register & Deposit

Complete the registration process and make your initial deposit into your account.

4 Opt-in to Promo

Follow the above promos’ opt-in requirements and start to bet.

Popular Sports and Teams to Bet on in Iowa

Without any pro teams in Iowa, it isn't uncommon to find Iowa sports fans who care more about Iowa or Iowa State athletics than any professional franchise. The good news for them is betting on college sports, including Iowa-based colleges, is legal as long as it isn't betting on individual athletes. If there are professional sports fans in Iowa, most of them likely would be fans of the Chicago sports teams as the closest metropolitan center to the state. In particular, there is a strong connection to the baseball teams in Chicago. The Chicago Cubs have their Triple-A affiliate in the state, and the Chicago White Sox played the Field of Dreams game there last season and are popular among those around the Iowa-Illinois border.


Who can bet in Iowa?

You can bet in Iowa if you are at least 21 years old, hold a valid Social Security number and are physically in the state at the time of the wager.

Can I bet in Iowa as a non-Iowa citizen?

No matter where you live, as long as you register for an account at an Iowa sportsbook, you can wager while in the state. So if you are waiting for sports betting to be legalized in your state and you want to play some of these promotions, you can head to Iowa and make the bets.

Is Sports Betting Legal in Iowa?

Iowa first legalized sports betting in 2019, but it wasn't until 2021 that you didn't have to verify your identity in person at a local casino. Now you can register and verify yourself online and start betting almost immediately.

Which is the Best Promo Code in Iowa?

The whole point of this page is to supply you with all the information you need to find the best promos in Iowa. This page is updated weekly, so check back to see if there is another excellent promotional opportunity.

Josh Walfish
Josh Walfish is an award-winning journalist who has covered college sports for the past decade. He most-recently was chronicling the UMass Minutemen and now works as a freelancer writer and editor based out of Chicago.