Days Before Super Bowl, Fanatics Sportsbook Launches In Iowa, Its 12th State

Written By Katarina Vojvodic on February 7, 2024
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A global digital sports platform, Fanatics Betting and Gaming, has increased its US online gambling presence by launching the Fanatics Sportsbook in Iowa. The US sportsbook launched on Feb. 6.

Sports enthusiasts living in and visiting Iowa can download the Fanatics Sportsbook on iOS and Android, set up their accounts, and begin their sports betting experience.

Iowa marks the twelfth state for the Fanatics Sportsbook, which had previously gone live in Pennsylvania. The Fanatics Sportsbook is also available in:

  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Kentucky
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Ohio
  • Tennessee
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia

Just in time for the Super Bowl, Fanatics joins a busy market of 16 operators, which collectively reported a $282.72 million handle and $26.25 million in Iowa gaming revenue in December.

Player account details automatically migrate to the Fanatics Sportsbook

In August 2023, Fanatics Betting and Gaming began acquiring the US businesses of PointsBet and planning the migration of PointsBet customers to the Fanatics Sportsbook app.

On Feb. 6, in Iowa only, each PointsBet customer’s account details automatically migrated to the Fanatics Sportsbook. That includes:

  • Username
  • Password
  • Account balance
  • Rewards points
  • Responsible gaming settings

The Fanatics Sportsbook says players can enjoy fast signup, easy betting, and transparent withdrawals.

The Fanatics Sportsbook also comes with various features designed to improve user experience. That includes the FanCash system, which allows players to receive up to 5% of their wager back for use on bonus bets or purchases on Fanatics.com. Here’s how it works:

  • Earn 5% FanCash on Same Game Parlay (SGP) bets
  • Earn 3% FanCash on parlay bets
  • Earn 1% FanCash on straight bets and odds boosts

Moreover, the platform offers a search bar and a discover feed, providing more personalized content, key stats and trending bets.

Fanatics Betting and Gaming offers customers access to Responsible Gaming tools to manage their time and money. It also gives access to a Help Center staffed by knowledgeable agents available 24/7.

Catfish Bend Casino changes from PointsBet to Fanatics Sportsbook

As of Feb. 6, the retail sportsbook at Catfish Bend Casino in Burlington, Iowa, began changing its management and name from PointsBet to Fanatics Sportsbook.

According to the press release, Fanatics Betting and Gaming will soon install new self-service betting kiosks from Suzohapp to “better serve customers.”

The release further states that the new look Fanatics Sportsbook at Catfish Bend Casino will continue to be “an upscale lounge” and the place to “watch the game in comfort with a multiscreen video and odds display wall.” The place also features a sports bar and slot machines.

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Katarina Vojvodic is a lead writer for PlayUSA who lives in Toronto. Vojvodic provides coverage of the US gambling industry with a focus on US online casinos. Previously, she covered Ontario’s online gambling industry for PlayCanada.com. Vojvodic holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Belgrade. Outside working hours, she can be found near the water with her husband and their two kids.

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