Iowa Sports Betting Revenue Reports

Iowa sports fans cheered for the 2019 legalization of sports betting for the love of the games. At the same time, the Iowa Senate was cheering for the increased tax revenue that will help balance the state’s books.

Both retail and online sports betting contribute to the bottom line in Iowa thanks to the state’s 6.5% tax rate on sports bets. Iowa’s tax rate is noticeably lower than in some other states. For example, Pennsylvania taxes wagers at 36% and New Jersey taxes bets at 14%.

Even with that 6.5% rate, sports betting is already bringing in millions for the state.

As part of the regulation of sports betting, the Iowa Racing & Gaming Commission releases a monthly report of how each online and retail sportsbook performed. The reports include the amount of money wagered, also called handle, what was bet online versus at a brick-and-mortar sportsbook, and how much revenue those books produced.

We’ve got the tally on which sportsbooks were on top each month as well as lifetime figures that help us grasp which books are winning and which are losing in the state.

Iowa sports betting, by the numbers

1080599375
Dollars of sports wagers

Total sports betting handle in Iowa history

79944295
Dollars of sports betting revenue

Total sports betting revenue in Iowa history

5448819
Tax dollars for the state

Total sports betting taxes to date for Iowa

Lifetime Iowa sports betting numbers

Here is a look at some of the top line numbers for Iowa’s sports betting industry so far (Last updated: March 5, 2021):

CasinoOnline Brand(s)HandleOnline HandleRetail HandleRevenueTaxes (6.75%)
Prairie MeadowsWilliam Hill$273,460,938$253,210,752$20,250,186$19,997,610$1,349,839
Wild Rose - JeffersonBetRivers/DraftKings$93,739,116$91,162,122$2,576,994$4,910,648$331,469
Isle - WaterlooWilliam Hill$96,570,561$90,196,084$6,374,477$5,466,988$369,022
Diamond Jo - WorthBetMGM/FanDuel$85,593,303$23,789,854$61,803,450$8,066,191$548,534
Diamond Jo - DubuqueBetMGM/FanDuel$78,878,987$65,372,947$13,506,041$5,561,115$376,434
RiversideElite$67,117,032$57,497,133$9,619,899$4,209,088$284,113
Ameristar Council BluffstheScore$65,999,342$851,877$65,147,465$7,846,290$535,751
Horseshoe Council BluffsWilliam Hill$52,440,173$8,031,987$44,408,186$4,217,506$298,902
Isle - BettendorfWilliam Hill$38,346,426$28,784,585$9,561,841$2,647,581$178,712
Wild Rose - ClintonBetRivers/DraftKings$37,563,955$35,212,658$2,351,297$2,114,863$142,753
Catfish BendPointsBet$27,216,022$20,381,533$6,834,489$2,405,835$163,642
Rhythm CityElite$27,144,599$17,927,452$9,217,147$2,355,365$158,987
Wild Rose - EmmetsburgBetRivers/DraftKings$26,805,921$25,055,462$1,750,460$1,443,433$97,432
Lakeside CasinoWilliam Hill$26,570,941$19,299,926$7,271,014$2,128,978$157,339
Grand FallsBetfred, Elite$25,513,781$9,446,343$16,067,437$2,532,990$170,997
Hard Rock Sioux CityHard Rock$23,786,606$10,725,928$13,060,679$1,980,303$134,664
Q CasinoQ Sportsbook$23,045,366$11,331,891$11,713,474$1,144,565$77,402
Harrah's Council BluffsWilliam Hill$10,806,305$1,441,443$9,364,862$914,945$72,828
Total$1,080,599,374$769,719,977$310,879,396$79,944,295$5,448,819

Iowa sports betting revenue, by month

Here’s a look at the month-by-month performances of Iowa’s online and retail sportsbooks:

February 2021

CasinoOnline Brand(s)HandleOnline HandleRetail HandleRevenueTaxes (6.75%)
Isle - WaterlooWilliam Hill$21,855,912$21,578,779$277,132$249,889$16,868
Diamond Jo - DubuqueBetMGM/FanDuel$21,361,021$20,844,497$516,525$988,499$66,724
Wild Rose - JeffersonBetRivers/DraftKings$18,995,203$18,817,644$177,559$852,712$57,558
Prairie MeadowsWilliam Hill$16,880,693$15,950,836$929,857$1,429,519$96,493
Diamond Jo - WorthBetMGM/FanDuel$11,706,781$7,524,401$4,182,380$686,300$46,325
Wild Rose - ClintonBetRivers/DraftKings$11,451,646$11,252,316$199,330$376,238$25,396
Wild Rose - EmmetsburgBetRivers/DraftKings$8,984,049$8,827,568$156,481$233,198$15,741
Ameristar Council BluffstheScore$5,322,019$851,877$4,470,142$746,303$50,375
Catfish BendPointsBet$5,230,845$4,972,935$257,910$613,251$41,394
Horseshoe Council BluffsWilliam Hill$4,828,801$2,581,038$2,247,763$377,226$25,463
Rhythm CityElite$3,035,290$2,492,169$543,121$139,403$9,410
Lakeside CasinoWilliam Hill$3,031,566$2,240,081$791,485$378,168$25,526
RiversideElite$3,024,523$2,492,169$532,354$34,539$2,331
Isle - BettendorfWilliam Hill$2,557,530$2,195,180$362,349$263,313$17,774
Hard Rock Sioux CityHard Rock$1,754,166$894,420$859,746$183,486$12,385
Grand FallsBetfred, Elite$1,719,464$565,224$1,154,240$93,893$6,338
Q CasinoQ Sportsbook$1,026,027$465,202$560,825$(2,135)$0
Harrah's Council BluffsWilliam Hill$849,634$672,111$177,523$64,347$4,343
Total$143,615,170$125,218,447$18,396,722$7,708,148$520,444

January 2021

CasinoHandleOnline HandleRetail HandleRevenueTaxes (6.75%)
Total$149,524,789.11$120,760,377.02$28,764,412.09 $11,343,303.07$765,672.97
Diamond Jo Dubuque (FanDuel and BetMGM)$23,770,306.91$22,663,676.76$1,106,630.15$1,759,462.04$118,763.69
Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino (William Hill)$23,152,723.90$21,629,881.60$1,522,842.30$1,840,682.63$124,246.08
Wild Rose Jefferson (DraftKings and BetRivers)$21,987,944.90$21,639,116.14$348,828.76$1,025,004.98$69,187.84
Diamond Jo Worth (FanDuel and BetMGM)$11,440,923.15$4,193,114.70$7,247,808.45$1,152,228.15 $77,775.40
Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo (William Hill)$10,914,180.52$10,419,968.17$494,212.35$597,712.23$40,345.58
Wild Rose Clinton (DraftKings and BetRivers)$10,237,296.10$9,994,542.79$242,753.31$608,927.13$41,102.58
Wild Rose Emmetsburg (DraftKings and BetRivers)$8,606,011.46$8,442,698.22$163,313.24$503,712.47$34,000.59
Ameristar II (retail only)$6,409,441.66$0.00$6,409,441.66$737,258.46$49,764.95
Horseshoe Casino Council Bluffs (William Hill)$6,207,377.19$2,192,380.22$4,014,996.97$525,371.17$35,462.55
Catfish Bend Casino (PointsBet)$5,378,564.02$4,993,786.02$384,778.00$545,921.44$36,849.70
Rhythm City Casino (Elite)$4,377,408.08 $3,517,366.53$860,041.55$383,732.53$25,901.95
Riverside Casino and Golf Resort (Elite)$4,212,505.35$3,517,366.61$695,138.74$337,667.81$22,792.58
Isle of Capri Bettendorf (William Hill)$3,295,728.57 $2,712,973.77$582,754.80$294,180.86$19,857.21
Lakeside Casino (William Hill)$3,253,750.27$2,401,573.47$852,176.80$314,605.67$21,235.88
Grand Falls Casino (Betfred and Elite)$2,368,429.78$567,208.71$1,801,221.07$251,660.74$16,987.10
Hard Rock Casino (Hard Rock Sportsbook)$2,027,161.96$987,897.17$1,039,264.79$258,251.60$17,431.98
Q Casino (Q Sportsbook)$1,152,344.58$423,169.51 $729,175.07$113,614.67$7,668.99
Harrah's Council Bluffs (William Hill)$732,690.71$463,656.63$269,034.08$93,308.49$6,298.32
Casino Queen Marquette (no sportsbook)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00

December 2020

CasinoHandleOnline HandleRetail HandleRevenueTaxes (6.75%)
Total$104,815,629.59$78,074,462.10$26,741,167.49$7,537,004.21$508,747.77
Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino (William Hill)$22,504,609.08$20,849,912.78$1,654,696.30$1,690,329.01$114,097.21
Wild Rose Jefferson (DraftKings and BetRivers)$13,043,963.09$12,828,847.49$215,115.60$696,934.55$47,043.08
Diamond Jo Worth (FanDuel and BetMGM)$10,939,858.61$4,609,143.41$6,330,715.20$751,010.84$50,693.23
Diamond Jo Dubuque (FanDuel and BetMGM)$9,608,974.49$8,868,006.34$740,968.15$345,751.01$23,338.19
Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo (William Hill)$7,466,408.06$6,919,271.21$547,136.85$530,952.74$35,839.31
Riverside Casino and Golf Resort (Elite)$6,776,278.28$6,071,670.07$704,608.21$352,812.02$23,814.81
Horseshoe Casino Council Bluffs (William Hill)$5,923,750.51$1,841,356.27$4,082,394.24$482,269.54$32,553.19
Ameristar II (retail only)$5,873,155.12$0.00$5,873,155.12$771,348.90$52,066.05
Wild Rose Clinton (DraftKings and BetRivers)$3,984,492.21$3,765,405.16$219,087.05$234,462.91$15,826.25
Isle of Capri Bettendorf (William Hill)$3,060,746.30$2,356,119.39$704,626.91$293,936.78$19,840.73
Grand Falls Casino (Betfred and Elite)$2,621,512.26$1,210,776.23$1,410,736.03$235,724.89$15,911.43
Hard Rock Casino (Hard Rock Sportsbook)$2,604,202.76$1,438,751.26$1,165,451.50$209,690.40$14,154.10
Wild Rose Emmetsburg (DraftKings and BetRivers)$2,372,016.17$2,133,795.60$238,220.57$95,098.85$6,419.17
Catfish Bend Casino (PointsBet)$2,235,671.86$1,821,992.36$413,679.50$203,882.06$13,762.04
Lakeside Casino (William Hill)$2,166,781.85$1,436,360.13$730,421.72$241,262.43$16,285.21
Rhythm City Casino (Elite)$1,966,300.72$1,220,575.84$745,724.88$229,449.60$15,487.85
Q Casino (Q Sportsbook)$1,183,062.87$459,742.81$723,320.06$116,491.99$7,863.21
Harrah's Council Bluffs (William Hill)$483,845.35$242,735.75$241,109.60$55,595.69$3,752.71
Casino Queen Marquette (no sportsbook)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00

November 2020

CasinoHandleOnline HandleRetail HandleRevenueTaxes (6.75%)
Total$87,169,919.21$62,409,859.83$24,760,059.38$8,144,095.52$549,726.46
Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino (William Hill Sportsbook)$19,213,126.54$17,767,519.79$1,445,606.75$1,768,921.81$119,402.22
Wild Rose - Jefferson (DraftKings Sportsbook)$10,684,909.37$10,468,594.92$216,314.45$335,116.18$22,620.34
Diamond Jo - Worth (FanDuel Sportsbook)$8,779,988.84$3,372,870.49$5,407,118.35$1,026,329.53$69,277.24
Diamond Jo - Dubuque (FanDuel Sportsbook)$6,656,386.06$5,680,477.66$975,908.40$739,054.48$49,886.18
Riverside Casino and Golf Resort (Elite Sportsbook)$6,439,134.30$5,668,553.23$770,581.07$490,039.81$33,077.69
Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo (William Hill Sportsbook)$5,762,407.85$5,048,793.18$713,614.67$446,284.05$30,124.17
Horseshoe Casino Council Bluffs (William Hill Sportsbook)$5,450,326.81$1,132,383.05$4,317,943.76$570,651.19$38,518.96
Wild Rose - Clinton (DraftKings Sportsbook)$3,489,803.99$3,240,123.14$249,680.85$180,320.54$12,171.64
Ameristar II (retail only)$5,297,591.94$0.00$5,297,591.94$879,255.64$59,349.76
Isle of Capri - Bettendorf (William Hill Sportsbook)$2,487,535.69$1,894,520.99$593,014.70$312,579.80$21,099.14
Hard Rock Casino (Hard Rock Sportsbook)$2,211,123.24$1,282,788.84$928,334.40$215,142.40$14,522.11
Grand Falls Casino (Betfred Sports and Elite Sportsbook)$2,085,636.44$871,188.34$1,214,448.10$259,824.85$17,538.18
Catfish Bend Casino (PointsBet Sportsbook)$1,771,000.64$1,400,470.04$370,530.60$206,867.33$13,963.54
Lakeside Casino (William Hill Sportsbook)$1,766,672.49$1,070,330.74$696,341.75$197,269.29$13,315.68
Rhythm City Casino (Elite Sportsbook)$1,728,704.21$1,079,368.28$649,335.93$215,749.87$14,563.12
Q Casino (Q Sportsbook)$1,556,831.94$1,007,126.24$549,705.70$101,105.66$6,824.63
Wild Rose - Emmetsburg (DraftKings Sportsbook)$1,491,299.54$1,370,810.03$120,489.51$148,879.44$10,049.36
Harrah's Council Bluffs Casino & Hotel (William Hill Sportsbook)$297,439.32$53,940.87$243,498.45$50,703.65$3,422.50
Casino Queen - Marquette$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00

October 2020

CasinoHandleOnline HandleRetail HandleRevenueTaxes (6.75%)
Total$81,902,416.35$56,886,206.96$25,016,209.39$9,098,995.31$612,967.17
Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino$19,820,384.78$18,391,561.18$1,428,437.85$2,337,248.79$157,764.29
Diamond Jo - Worth$8,312,491.73$2,889,964.73$5,422,527.00$790,877.23$53,384.21
Wild Rose - Jefferson$8,187,998.12$8,029,679.24$158,318.88$877,082.23$59,203.05
Riverside Casino and Golf Resort$6,105,396.18$5,146,733.37$958,662.81$649,539.94$43,843.95
Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo$6,036,351.22$5,411,465.97$624,885.25$611,657.94 $41,286.91
Ameristar II$5,614,649.58$0.00$5,614,649.58 $848,087.12$57,245.88
Diamond Jo - Dubuque$5,282,934.92$4,292,469.42$990,465.50$609,399.77$41,134.48
Horseshoe Casino Council Bluffs $4,245,663.46$284,829.38$3,960,834.08$384,595.00$25,960.16
Wild Rose - Clinton$2,696,555.86$2,518,464.67$178,091.19$297,107.88$18,839.78
Hard Rock Casino$2,313,31.31$1,321,855.94$991,475.37$267,123.63$18,030.85
Isle of Capri - Bettendorf$2,283,653.60$1,752,387.60$531,266.00$318,170.84$21,476.53
Grand Falls Casino$2,097,141.48$930,636.88$1,166,504.60$340,140.04$22,959.45
Q Casino$2,091,881.14$1,140,481.44$951,399.70$51,416.79$3,470.63
Lakeside Casino$1,917,393.70 $1,351,667.23$565,726.47$184,611.4$13,461.27
Catfish Bend Casino$1,688,983.13 $1,134,630.88$554,325.25$179,746.51$12,132.89
Rhythm City Casino$1,577,313.67$1,019,117.90$558,195.77$228,308.16$15,410.80
Wild Rose - Emmetsburg$1,380,333.63$1,261,262.68$119,070.95$107,225.93$7,237.75
Harrah's Council Bluffs Casino & Hotel$249,958.84$8,998.45$240,960.39$16,656.08$1,124.29
Casino Queen - Marquette$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00

September 2020

CasinoHandleOnline HandleRetail HandleRevenueTaxes (6.75%)
Total$72,397,241.00 $50,010,623.39 $22,386,617.61 $5,167,816.41 $348,827.61
Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino$18,299,274.62 $16,970,097.72 $1,329,176.90 $1,097,047.17 $74,050.68
Wild Rose - Jefferson$6,918,600.99 $6,812,423.95 $106,177.04 $386,243.05 $26,071.41
Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo$6,458,241.19 $6,144,049.39 $314,191.80 $376,640.28 $25,423.22
Diamond Jo - Worth$6,098,246.66 $1,200,358.91 $4,897,887.75 $732,822.51 $49,465.52
Ameristar II$5,667,710.34 $0.00$5,667,710.34 $803,248.78 $54,219.29
Riverside Casino and Golf Resort$5,606,663.25 $4,673,482.39 $933,180.86 $266,984.05 $18,021.42
Diamond Jo - Dubuque$3,933,392.52 $3,023,819.77 $909,572.75 $173,180.23 $11,689.67
Horseshoe Casino Council Bluffs$2,998,329.22 $0.00$2,998,329.22 $339,405.48 $22,909.87
Q Casino$2,488,296.96 $1,316,658.44 $1,171,638.52 $40,654.26 $2,744.16
Isle of Capri - Bettendorf$2,211,024.03 $1,724,312.03 $486,712.00 $136,044.39 $9,183.00
Hard Rock Casino$1,976,816.00 $1,097,139.81 $879,676.19 $157,974.95 $10,663.31
Wild Rose - Clinton$1,949,324.93 $1,818,983.72 $130,341.21 $72,638.47 $4,903.10
Grand Falls Casino$1,872,032.99 $611,579.31 $1,260,453.68 $151,380.16 $10,218.16
Catfish Bend Casino$1,679,036.17 $1,352,241.57 $326,794.60 $119,863.95 $8,090.82
Lakeside Casino$1,424,366.70 $1,086,802.90 $337,563.80 $129,403.96 $8,734.77
Rhythm City Casino$1,380,010.69 $927,678.08 $452,332.61 $121,896.48 $8,228.01
Wild Rose - Emmetsburg$1,320,360.32 $1,250,995.40 $69,364.92 $61,200.17 $4,131.01
Harrah's Council Bluffs Casino & Hotel$115,513.42 $0.00$115,513.42 $1,188.07 $80.19
Casino Queen - Marquette$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00

August 2020

CasinoHandleOnline HandleRetail HandleRevenueTaxes (6.75%)
Totals$50,313,201$34,993,350$15,320,323$3,003,903$202,315
Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino (William Hill)$14,171,527.35 $13,310,813.40 $860,713.95$692,928.74 $46,772.69
Wild Rose - Jefferson (DraftKings) $5,513,310.63$5,445,548.21$67,762.42$148,993.67$10,057.07
Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo (William Hill)$4,349,332.40$4,220,273.85$129,058.55$181,624.10$12,259.63
Ameristar II$3,914,694.59$0.00$3,914,694.59$342,010.10$23,085.68
Riverside Casino and Golf Resort (Elite)$3,726,292.01$3,008,139.58$718,152.43$181,873.43$12,276.46
Diamond Jo - Worth$3,031,453.25$0.00$3,031,453.25$414,015.75$27,946.06
Isle of Capri - Bettendorf (William Hill)$2,285,862.97$1,924,500.93$361,362.04$106,200.50$7,168.53
Q Casino (Q Sportsbook)$2,228,620.98$1,059,814.57$1,168,806.41$101,165.45$6,828.67
Horseshoe Casino Council Bluffs $1,864,192.07$0.00$1,864,192.07$193,321.04$13,049.17
Catfish Bend Casino (PointsBet)$1,390,647.31$1,153,663.26$236,984.05$104,183.53$7,032.39
Grand Falls Casino (Elite)$1,341,377.71$436,564.99$904,812.72$75,099.99$5,153.49
Hard Rock Casino (Hard Rock)$1,212,895.48$786,081.87$426,813.61$2,651.21$178.96
Wild Rose - Clinton (DraftKings)$1,205,164.14$1,127,925.65$77,238.49$113,227$7,642.82
Rhythm City Casino (Elite)$1,071,269.86$594,854.98$476,414.88$72,181.52$4,872.25
Wild Rose - Emmetsburg (DraftKings)$1,057,571.12$971,092.07$86,479.05$108,482.15$7,322.55
Lakeside Casino (William Hill)$1,056,820.65$954,077.60$102,743.05$86,509.67$5,839.40
Diamond Jo - Dubuque$743,393.25$0.00$743,393.25$64,143.25$4,329.67
Harrah's Council Bluffs Casino & Hotel$149,248.64$0.00$149,248.64$15,292.35$500.08
Casino Queen - Marquette$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00

July 2020

CasinoHandleOnline HandleRetail HandleRevenueTaxes (6.75%)
Total$22,859,621.56$17,770,140.49$5,089,481.07$2,244,012.17$151,918.74
Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino (William Hill)$7,294,326.57$6,920,739.84$373,586.73$529,540.55$35,743.99
Wild Rose - Jefferson (DraftKings)$2,802,118.89$2,777,934.34$24,184.55$164,535.52$11,106.15
Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo (William Hill)$1,929,869.13$1,895,740.83$34,128.30$151,165.87$10,203.70
Riverside Casino and Golf Resort (Elite)$1,869,129.57$1,681,144.36$187,985.21$168,306.41$11,360.68
Ameristar II$1,082,945.50$0.00$1,082,945.50$240,195.91$16,213.22
Q Casino (Q Sportsbook)$1,071,133.34$684,083.50$387,049.84$91,713.87$6,190.69
Diamond Jo - Worth $1,007,109.50$0.00$1,007,109.50$218,124.50$14,723.40
Isle of Capri - Bettendorf (William Hill)$953,132.45$836,187.76$116,944.69$83,491.14$5,635.65
Wild Rose - Clinton (DraftKings)$873,193.36$852,085.80$21,107.56$82,957.91$5,599.66
Horseshoe Casino Council Bluffs$809,954.01$0.00$809,954.01$121,823.93$8,223.12
Hard Rock Casino (Hard Rock Sportsbook)$680,675.41$548,927.56$131,747.85$60,499.24$4,083.70
Catfish Bend Casino (PointsBet)$552,024.98$447,738.48$104,286.50$56,630.88$3,822.58
Grand Falls Casino (Elite)$469,812.44$154,739.48$315,072.96$42,139.23$2,760.16
Lakeside Casino (William Hill)$444,637.47$413,477.17$31,160.30$16,138.22$1,089.33
Rhythm City Casino (Elite)$396,602.07$275,541.34$121,060.73$71,189.30$4,805.28
Diamond Jo - Dubuque$267,033.50$0.00$267,033.50$91,878.75$6,201.82
Harrah's Council Bluffs Casino & Hotel$34,014.23$0.00$34,014.23-$7,883.69$0.00
Casino Queen - Marquette$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Wild Rose - Emmetsburg (DraftKings)$321,909.14$281,800.03$40,109.11$61,564.63$4,155.61

June 2020

CasinoHandleOnline HandleRetail HandleRevenueTaxes (6.75%)
Totals$12,711,201$11,581,727$1,129,474$620,740$42,033
Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino$4,515,350.84 $4,484,421.39 $30,929.45 $228,312.04 $15,411.06
Wild Rose - Jefferson$2,359,884.87 $2,355,402.89 $4,481.98 $125,820.71 $8,492.90
Riverside Casino and Golf Resort$1,056,091.52 $1,032,075.64 $24,015.88 $35,074.48 $2,367.53
Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo$897,929.48 $890,958.08 $6,971.40 $77,357.41 $5,221.63
Isle of Capri - Bettendorf$832,403.02 $783,650.37 $48,752.65 $41,818.28 $2,822.73
Q Casino$466,811.87 $388,269.17 $78,542.70 $13,775.47 $604.55
Rhythm City Casino$377,541.22 $329,640.06 $47,901.16 $52,660.13 $3,554.56
Ameristar II$332,198.90 $0.00$332,198.90 $28,253.17 $0.00
Wild Rose - Clinton$329,641.08 $311,364.27 $18,276.81 $9,965.53 $672.67
Grand Falls Casino$323,259.40 $221,551.55 $101,707.85 $31,776.65 $1,588.42
Catfish Bend Casino$313,458.30 $313,458.30 $0.00$7,776.10 $0.00
Hard Rock Casino$210,921.64 $177,921.49 $33,000.15 $17,273.05 $1,165.93
Lakeside Casino$187,956.35 $178,163.50 $9,792.85 $11,057.50 $0.00
Horseshoe Casino Council Bluffs$174,295.33 $0.00$174,295.33 ($3,662.98)$0.00
Diamond Jo - Worth$157,397.00 $0.00$157,397.00 ($45,669.25)$0.00
Wild Rose - Emmetsburg$118,557.15 $114,850.55 $3,706.60 $1,937.21 $130.76
Diamond Jo - Dubuque$57,503.50 $0.00$57,503.50 $1,492.00 $0.00
Casino Queen - Marquette$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Harrah's Council Bluffs Casino & Hotel$0.00$0.00$0.00($14,277.30)$0.00

May 2020

CasinoHandleOnline HandleRetail HandleRevenueTaxes (6.75%)
Totals$6,976,637$6,976,617($20.00)$501,062$32,111
Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino$2,697,551.01 $2,697,551.01 $0.00$250,708.30 $16,922.81
Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo$971,192.45 $971,192.45 $0.00$79,518.27 $5,367.48
Wild Rose - Jefferson$800,785.67 $800,785.67 $0.00$39,052.22 $2,637.70
Riverside Casino and Golf Resort$747,403.20 $747,403.20 $0.00$23,726.40 $1,601.53
Q Casino$510,317.19 $510,317.19 $0.00($4,819.14)$0.00
Lakeside Casino$341,463.01 $341,463.01 $0.00$13,998.61 $0.00
Isle of Capri - Bettendorf$325,612.48 $325,612.48 $0.00$26,445.78 $1,785.09
Catfish Bend Casino$147,893.50 $147,893.50 $0.00$19,159.83 $0.00
Wild Rose - Clinton$105,114.73 $105,114.73 $0.00$11,673.37 $822.03
Wild Rose - Emmetsburg$102,875.25 $102,875.25 $0.00$22,152.63 $1,495.96
Rhythm City Casino$78,256.91 $78,256.91 $0.00$9,738.31 $657.34
Hard Rock Casino$75,349.76 $75,349.76 $0.00$13,745.47 $820.86
Grand Falls Casino$72,802.06 $72,802.06 $0.00$178.25$0.00
Ameristar II$20.00$0.00$20.00($1.05)$0.00
Casino Queen - Marquette$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Diamond Jo - Dubuque$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Diamond Jo - Worth$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Harrah's Council Bluffs Casino & Hotel$0.00$0.00$0.00($1,648.86)$0.00
Horseshoe Casino Council Bluffs$0.00$0.00$0.00($3,105.57)$0.00

April 2020

CasinoHandleOnline HandleRetail HandleRevenueTaxes (6.75%)
Totals$1,568,497$1,568,548($51.00)$150,331$9,502
Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino$869,008.19 $869,008.19 $0.00$62,174.77 $4,196.80
Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo$186,174.66 $186,174.66 $0.00$26,787.70 $1,808.17
Lakeside Casino$121,020.79 $121,020.79 $0.00($1,040.11)$0.00
Q Casino$110,867.94 $110,904.94 ($37.00)$5,803.84 $391.76
Catfish Bend Casino$71,645.31 $71,645.31 $0.00$3,967.53 $0.00
Isle of Capri - Bettendorf$59,395.90 $59,395.90 $0.00$8,639.20 $583.15
Riverside Casino and Golf Resort$48,685.22 $48,685.22 $0.00$13,355.60 $891.31
Wild Rose - Jefferson$38,393.11 $38,393.11 $0.00$11,117.04 $761.34
Hard Rock Casino$30,981.85 $30,995.85 ($14.00)$5,809.37 $0.00
Wild Rose - Emmetsburg$13,727.90 $13,727.90 $0.00$6,153.88 $436.31
Wild Rose - Clinton$8,545.85 $8,545.85 $0.00$2,697.76 $214.90
Rhythm City Casino$7,550.90 $7,550.90 $0.00$3,236.71 $218.48
Grand Falls Casino$2,499.47 $2,499.47 $0.00$1,126.75 $0.00
Ameristar II$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Casino Queen - Marquette$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Diamond Jo - Dubuque$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Diamond Jo - Worth$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Harrah's Council Bluffs Casino & Hotel$0.00$0.00$0.00($336.82)$0.00
Horseshoe Casino Council Bluffs$0.00$0.00$0.00($120.00)$0.00

March 2020

CasinoHandleOnline HandleRetail HandleRevenueTaxes (6.75%)
Totals$19,576,985$13,316,068$6,254,916$1,171,164$79,171
Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino$6,830,707.40 $6,194,924.35 $635,783.05 $612,063.80 $41,314.31
Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo$1,699,889.36 $1,641,900.21 $57,989.15 $140,499.25 $9,483.70
Riverside Casino and Golf Resort$1,601,572.14 $1,443,157.38 $158,414.76 $81,067.19 $5,482.23
Ameristar II$1,260,835.43 $0.00$1,260,835.43 $33,888.23 $0.00
Diamond Jo - Worth$1,095,307.75 $0.00$1,095,307.75 ($14,565.50)$0.00
Horseshoe Casino Council Bluffs$994,934.52 $0.00$994,934.52 ($24,646.43)$0.00
Isle of Capri - Bettendorf$902,765.26 $742,416.78 $160,348.48 $98,431.00 $4,195.82
Wild Rose - Jefferson$824,688.42 $780,429.15 $44,259.27 $104,313.73 $7,041.18
Catfish Bend Casino$669,768.78 $412,438.13 $257,330.65 $24,793.41 $0.00
Grand Falls Casino$598,717.69 $184,499.02 $414,218.67 ($9,838.30)$0.00
Rhythm City Casino$558,113.18 $427,436.62 $130,676.56 $80,913.80 $5,461.68
Lakeside Casino$535,283.27 $464,751.07 $70,532.20 $1,309.24 $0.00
Q Casino$515,138.38 $363,000.63 $152,137.75 $42,172.80 $2,347.76
Hard Rock Casino$512,734.11 $303,387.60 $209,346.51 $3,262.29 $0.00
Harrah's Council Bluffs Casino & Hotel$302,858.18 $0.00$302,858.18 ($55,460.67)$0.00
Diamond Jo - Dubuque$197,145.00 $0.00$197,145.00 ($3,996.50)$0.00
Wild Rose - Clinton$249,206.08 $156,314.36 $92,891.72 $32,970.19 $2,225.49
Wild Rose - Emmetsburg$221,320.03 $201,413.34 $19,906.69 $23,986.14 $1,619.06
Casino Queen - Marquette$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00

February 2020

CasinoHandleOnline HandleRetail HandleRevenueTaxes (6.75%)
Totals$56,920,783$37,786,872$19,133,911$755,334$97,963
Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino$21,569,234.98 $20,266,042.63 $1,303,192.35 $705,902.33 $47,648.41
Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo$5,087,255.01 $4,791,696.56 $295,558.45 $128,400.60 $8,667.04
Diamond Jo - Worth$3,580,877.75 $0.00$3,580,877.75 $259,859.00 $17,540.48
Riverside Casino and Golf Resort$4,250,233.24 $3,814,273.93 $435,959.31 $173,934.12 $11,740.55
Ameristar II$3,352,226.37 $0.00$3,352,226.37 ($152,897.61)$0.00
Isle of Capri - Bettendorf$2,951,651.15 $2,346,092.39 $605,558.76 $62,910.18 $0.00
Horseshoe Casino Council Bluffs$2,931,805.52 $0.00$2,931,805.52 ($179,132.01)$0.00
Rhythm City Casino$1,961,877.24 $1,512,863.40 $449,013.84 $33,141.82 $2,237.07
Grand Falls Casino$1,759,892.88 $526,046.71 $1,233,846.17 $49,930.51 $3,370.31
Catfish Bend Casino$1,694,676.15 $961,799.10 $732,877.05 ($74,193.57)$0.00
Q Casino$1,550,353.92 $1,069,895.12 $480,458.80 ($7,391.13)$0.00
Hard Rock Casino$1,537,556.16 $810,613.20 $726,942.96 ($25,381.11)$0.00
Lakeside Casino$1,517,187.02 $1,176,181.50 $341,005.52 ($227,296.43)$0.00
Diamond Jo - Dubuque$1,067,001.25 $0.00$1,067,001.25 ($13,177.25)$0.00
Harrah's Council Bluffs Casino & Hotel$1,008,985.47 $0.00$1,008,985.47 ($92,262.58)$0.00
Wild Rose - Jefferson$626,364.23 $367,322.90 $259,041.33 $94,855.10 $5,676.62
Wild Rose - Clinton$269,677.90 $61,472.45 $208,205.45 $8,192.73 $465.80
Wild Rose - Emmetsburg$203,927.24 $82,572.20 $121,355.04 $9,939.58 $616.57
Casino Queen - Marquette$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00

January 2020

CasinoHandleOnline HandleRetail HandleRevenueTaxes (6.75%)
Totals$58,027,141$33,846,095$24,181,046$3,234,794$223,571
Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino$20,064,795.07 $18,648,188.57 $1,416,606.50 $691,506.31 $46,676.68
Diamond Jo - Worth$4,802,169.25 $0.00$4,802,169.25 $446,490.25 $30,138.09
Riverside Casino and Golf Resort$4,772,749.32 $4,040,622.34 $732,126.98 $243,875.86 $16,461.62
Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo$4,194,306.88 $3,728,560.77 $465,746.11 $322,408.05 $21,762.54
Ameristar II$4,189,585.92 $0.00$4,189,585.92 $415,794.70 $28,066.14
Horseshoe Casino Council Bluffs$2,832,939.59 $0.00$2,832,939.59 $112,450.19 $6,477.77
Isle of Capri - Bettendorf$2,811,632.11 $2,039,182.10 $772,450.01 ($86,097.83)$0.00
Q Casino$2,408,320.55 $1,121,428.53 $1,286,892.02 $10,507.73 $709.27
Lakeside Casino$2,073,871.59 $1,378,770.14 $695,101.45 $115,152.69 $7,772.81
Grand Falls Casino$2,009,766.74 $585,550.12 $1,424,216.62 $257,078.43 $17,352.79
Rhythm City Casino$1,771,460.00 $1,072,008.11 $699,451.89 $177,982.17 $12,013.80
Hard Rock Casino$1,745,046.61 $680,733.87 $1,064,312.74 $106,163.43 $7,166.03
Harrah's Council Bluffs Casino & Hotel$1,269,980.49 $0.00$1,269,980.49 $75,015.70 $5,063.56
Catfish Bend Casino$1,243,932.75 $551,050.39 $692,882.36 $86,699.09 $5,852.19
Diamond Jo - Dubuque$1,122,932.50 $0.00$1,122,932.50 $235,166.25 $15,873.72
Wild Rose - Jefferson$354,177.61 $0.00$354,177.61 ($10,757.07)$0.00
Wild Rose - Clinton$205,236.51 $0.00$205,236.51 $23,659.06 $1,596.99
Wild Rose - Emmetsburg$154,237.37 $0.00$154,237.37 $11,698.49 $586.60
Casino Queen - Marquette$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00

December 2019

CasinoHandleOnline HandleRetail HandleRevenueTaxes (6.75%)
Totals$49,258,838$33,450,318$25,808,520$2,904,257$198,872
Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino$19,226,698.38 $17,664,435.20 $1,562,263.18 $1,268,159.28 $85,600.75
Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo$5,073,485.01 $4,630,255.16 $443,229.85 $299,643.35 $20,225.92
Riverside Casino and Golf Resort$4,886,908.17 $4,243,659.38 $643,248.79 $199,391.16 $13,431.50
Diamond Jo - Worth$4,516,736.50 $0.00$4,516,736.50 $221,551.25 $14,954.71
Ameristar II$4,350,115.62 $0.00$4,350,115.62 $249,377.25 $16,832.96
Horseshoe Casino Council Bluffs$3,594,877.88 $0.00$3,594,877.88 ($16,483.23)$0.00
Isle of Capri - Bettendorf$3,264,034.79 $2,182,663.44 $1,081,371.35 ($13,083.16)$0.00
Lakeside Casino$2,123,298.63 $1,298,146.18 $825,152.45 $100,523.88 $6,785.36
Rhythm City Casino$2,101,214.10 $1,105,459.75 $995,754.35 $42,127.49 $2,928.93
Q Casino$1,832,757.72 $913,556.92 $919,200.80 $106,238.63 $7,171.11
Hard Rock Casino$1,694,997.39 $289,063.11 $1,405,934.28 $77,009.23 $5,198.13
Grand Falls Casino$1,613,447.82 $503,552.01 $1,109,895.81 $149,874.31 $10,142.24
Diamond Jo - Dubuque$1,434,816.75 $0.00$1,434,816.75 $47,976.00 $3,238.38
Harrah's Council Bluffs Casino & Hotel$1,608,774.62 $0.00$1,608,774.62 $115,071.77 $8,319.91
Catfish Bend Casino$1,289,819.21 $619,527.06 $670,292.15 $20,109.48 $1,357.39
Wild Rose - Jefferson$256,834.33 $0.00$256,834.33 $8,054.17 $543.66
Wild Rose - Emmetsburg$196,204.35 $0.00$196,204.35 ($3,008.11)$0.00
Wild Rose - Clinton$193,816.85 $0.00$193,816.85 $31,724.09 $2,141.38
Casino Queen - Marquette$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00

November 2019

CasinoHandleOnline HandleRetail HandleRevenueTaxes (6.75%)
Totals$59,344,806$33,665,752$25,679,054$3,599,750$242,903
Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino$20,589,342.41 $19,058,389.51 $1,530,952.90 $1,038,585.71 $70,104.54
Riverside Casino and Golf Resort$5,360,953.95 $4,747,931.94 $613,022.01 $94,007.74 $6,345.52
Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo$5,356,508.16 $4,821,956.96 $534,551.20 $325,905.71 $21,998.63
Diamond Jo - Worth$4,489,299.50 $0.00$4,489,299.50 $403,309.75 $27,223.41
Ameristar II$4,452,158.46 $0.00$4,452,158.46 $343,339.58 $23,175.42
Horseshoe Casino Council Bluffs$3,806,268.70 $0.00$3,806,268.70 $223,516.49 $15,087.36
Isle of Capri - Bettendorf$3,072,722.08 $1,765,893.38 $1,306,828.70 $121,116.60 $8,175.37
Grand Falls Casino$2,016,901.79 $895,936.84 $1,120,964.95 $177,892.62 $11,985.88
Rhythm City Casino$1,753,127.49 $999,873.56 $753,253.93 $98,321.16 $6,591.12
Hard Rock Casino$1,695,244.57 $0.00$1,695,244.57 $171,017.87 $11,530.81
Harrah's Council Bluffs Casino & Hotel$1,515,395.75 $0.00$1,515,395.75 $117,975.63 $7,963.36
Lakeside Casino$1,440,181.72 $1,051,266.17 $388,915.55 $113,169.36 $7,638.94
Q Casino$1,298,337.90 $298,240.65 $1,000,097.25 $119,404.65 $8,059.82
Diamond Jo - Dubuque$1,213,204.25 $0.00$1,213,204.25 $152,451.12 $10,290.45
Catfish Bend Casino$753,518.97 $26,263.41 $727,255.56 $24,499.28 $1,653.70
Wild Rose - Clinton$196,181.81 $0.00$196,181.81 $22,383.46 $1,510.88
Wild Rose - Jefferson$176,498.18 $0.00$176,498.18 $29,812.09 $2,012.32
Wild Rose - Emmetsburg$158,960.30 $0.00$158,960.30 $23,040.68 $1,555.25
Casino Queen - Marquette$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00

October 2019

CasinoHandleOnline HandleRetail HandleRevenueTaxes (6.75%)
Totals$46,500,331$25,923,748$20,576,583$5,658,131$381,379
Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino$17,823,927.08 $16,293,996.50 $1,529,930.58 $1,747,465.31 $117,953.91
Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo$3,877,550.94 $3,489,434.55 $388,116.39 $411,380.67 $27,768.20
Ameristar II$3,716,797.07 $0.00$3,716,797.07 $466,958.34 $31,519.69
Riverside Casino and Golf Resort$3,385,111.34 $2,673,656.50 $711,454.84 $430,118.59 $29,030.64
Diamond Jo - Worth$3,196,603.25 $0.00$3,196,603.25 $403,919.00 $27,264.53
Horseshoe Casino Council Bluffs$2,980,795.95 $0.00$2,980,795.95 $466,507.56 $31,489.26
Isle of Capri - Bettendorf$2,131,375.54 $1,339,734.29 $791,641.25 $263,684.55 $17,798.71
Rhythm City Casino$1,373,768.13 $674,004.71 $699,763.42 $141,898.42 $9,577.80
Grand Falls Casino$1,328,759.27 $499,972.71 $828,786.56 $212,586.06 $14,346.93
Lakeside Casino$1,299,297.13 $952,948.82 $346,348.31 $218,323.03 $14,736.80
Hard Rock Casino$1,220,748.99 $0.00$1,220,748.99 $182,526.86 $12,333.25
Diamond Jo - Dubuque$1,184,115.50 $0.00$1,184,115.50 $171,701.25 $11,589.83
Harrah's Council Bluffs Casino & Hotel$1,153,275.70 $0.00$1,153,275.70 $225,089.16 $14,641.25
Q Casino$866,781.55 $0.00$866,781.55 $102,317.50 $6,906.43
Catfish Bend Casino$572,365.00 $0.00$572,365.00 $139,412.00 $9,410.31
Wild Rose - Jefferson$167,440.36 $0.00$167,440.36 $21,571.07 $1,456.05
Wild Rose - Clinton$119,057.45 $0.00$119,057.45 $24,018.54 $1,621.25
Wild Rose - Emmetsburg$102,560.77 $0.00$102,560.77 $28,656.12 $1,934.29
Casino Queen - Marquette$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00

September 2019

CasinoHandleOnline HandleRetail HandleRevenueTaxes (6.75%)
Totals$28,545,352$21,810,316$16,735,036$4,959,745$334,780
Prairie Meadows$14,525,771.63$12,963,431.83$1,562,339.80$1,473,743.00$99,477.66
Ameristar II$3,798,474.21$0.00$3,798,474.21$613,219.64$41,392.33
Isle Casino Waterloo$3,537,218.54$2,780,982.89$756,235.65$350,467.21$23,656.53
Riverside Casino$2,755,276.47$2,216,674.21$538,602.26$271,918.55$18,354.50
Horseshoe Council Bluffs$2,354,588.05$0.00$2,354,588.05$464,209.94$30,695.05
Diamond Jo Worth$2,297,106.75$0.00$2,297,106.75$525,408.50$35,465.07
Isle of Capri Bettendorf$2,214,581.14$1,539,087.64$675,493.50$163,899.95$11,063.24
Lakeside Casino$1,587,337.92$1,217,540.87$369,797.05$172,134.73$11,619.09
Rhythm City Casino$1,276,031.56$528,576.87$747,454.69$153,231.57$10,341.21
Grand Falls Casino$1,145,977.36$564,021.60$581,955.76$190,456.16$12,854.56
Diamond Jo Dubuque$978,825.50$0.00$978,825.50$198,134.25$13,374.06
Harrah's Council Bluffs$835,214.20$0.00$835,214.20$157,450.89$11,267.06
Q Casino$566,870.85$0.00$566,870.85$71,747.80$4,842.98
Catfish Bend Casino$389,425.19$0.00$389,425.19$79,662.64$5,377.23
Hard Rock Casino$282,652.70$0.00$282,652.70$74,060.04$4,999.05
Casino Queen Marquette$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Wild Rose Clinton$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Wild Rose Emmetsburg$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Wild Rose Jefferson$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00

August 2019

CasinoHandleOnline HandleRetail HandleRevenueTaxes (6.75%)
Total$8,576,341$3,670,446$4,905,894$2,161,806.53$145,914
Prairie Meadows$3,411,885.27$2,279,001.27$1,132,884.00$532,770.62$35,962.02
Ameristar II$1,364,722.80$0.00$1,364,722.80$480,650.41$32,443.90
Isle Casino Waterloo$916,348.82$624,629.82$291,719.00$158,694.02$10,711.85
Isle of Casino Bettendorf$645,039.60$264,673.60$380,366.00$151,899.35$10,253.21
Riverside Casino$492,125.80$229,735.00$262,390.80$160,856.05$10,887.54
Horseshoe Council Bluffs$441,273.05$0.00$441,273.05$183,308.27$13,012.43
Rhythm City Casino$352,758.53$65,109.16$287,649.37$100,202.79$6,725.89
Lakeside Casino$282,054.00$165,304.00$116,750.00$63,676.85$4,298.19
Harrah's Council Bluffs$199,476.00$0.00$199,476.00$99,121.03$6,051.55
Catfish Bend Casino$142,745.65$0.00$142,745.65$43,603.15$2,943.21
Diamond Jo Worth$140,952.50$0.00$140,952.50$94,178.75$6,357.07
Q Casino$120,609.45$0.00$120,609.45$70,779.40$4,777.61
Grand Falls Casino$66,349.21$41,993.52$24,355.69$22,065.84$1,490.06
Casino Queen Marquette$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
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Iowa Senate bill SF 617: Taxation levels

Sports betting has a lower overall tax rate in Iowa than in many other states. It was set at 6.5% of net revenues in bill SF 617

In addition to this tax, there are licensing fees for each online sportsbook. These are $45,000 per license, with an annual renewal fee of $10,000. 

Each of the 18 casinos in Iowa can apply for two separate mobile betting licenses. This caps the maximum tax at 45×18 = $810,000.

This amount is only part of the tax take. Winnings from sports betting are also taxable, with limited scope to offset losses. 

With the sportsbooks obliged to report on bigger wins, this could be a significant contribution to the state coffers. Unlike the licensing and reported taxes through the sportsbooks, adjustments to individual tax returns will be harder to estimate.

Finally, there are contributions from additional employment to consider. Sportsbooks will need tellers and additional service staff. Similarly, casinos will need to employ teams to work with their technology partners, working on promotions and cross over with the retail sportsbooks.

Greater revenue from online casino games

While sports betting is popular, this is not the biggest generator of revenue for state coffers. 

Casino games made Iowa $300 million in tax, based on $1.5 billion in turnover in 2018. Add to this, the thousands of people employed by these venues, and tax on winnings reported via a WG2 form, and the total goes even higher.

Online casino gaming generates a considerable amount of tax revenue in New Jersey, with Pennsylvania (another recently regulated state) showing similar levels on a population-adjusted basis.

There is currently no movement in the Iowa Senate to expand bill SF 617 to include casino games.

Online poker generates lower levels of revenue; this runs successfully alongside casino gaming in other states.