FanDuel, best-known for its daily fantasy sports (DFS) contests, has launched a full-service online sportsbook in Iowa. FanDuel is partners with two Diamond Jo casinos in Dubuque and Northwood.
FanDuel provides an impressive range of bets, including props and sport-specific bets and innovations like live, in-play betting.
This review looks at all aspects of FanDuel Sportsbook in Iowa. First up, we detail the bonuses and promotions for both new sign-ups and existing players.
Next, we cover how to download, register and navigate the site and app. Then we cover all the practical steps to place a bet.
Yes, FanDuel Sportsbook is licensed by the Diamond Jo casinos in Dubuque and Northwood to operate online. These licenses were made possible by bill SF 617, which became law in May 2019. This followed the overturning of PASPA by the US Supreme Court in 2018, which gave the states back jurisdiction over gambling within their borders.
Bill SF 617 also legalized daily fantasy sports games, which is another FanDuel offering. The final regulations for those games are not complete, though the sportsbooks are already taking bets.
You’ll need to be at least 21 years or older and physically located within state lines to place a bet. Currently, you must register in-person at Iowa sportsbooks.
New bettors at FanDuel can enjoy a risk-free wager of up to $1,000. You aren’t required to enter a FanDuel Iowa promo code to receive this offer.
To be eligible for the bonus, register at a FanDuel IA Sportsbook in person and place your first real-money wager. If your bet wins, you’ve made a great start, and your account is in the black.
If the wager loses, you’ll receive a site credit equal to the same value of that initial bet. To withdraw any winnings generated from the site credit, you must wager an equal amount to the aggregate amount of your promotion bonus. The site credit will be added to your account within 72 hours of placing that initial bet.
As you’ll see below, this risk-free first wager is the start when it comes to bonuses and promotions at FanDuel.
|Online IA Sportsbook||FanDuel Sportsbook|
|Promo Code||No Code Needed|
|Online Since||September 2020|
|Last Updated||September 4, 2020|
After clicking on the “Promotions” tab at the top of the page, you’ll see a list detailing all of the latest and upcoming promos available at FanDuel Iowa.
Many of them revolve around current sports. For example, during football season, you can enjoy “Close Loss Insurances” on NFL and college football.
If you’ve placed a moneyline wager and your chosen team goes on to lose by 6 points or less, you’ll receive a 50% refund. This insurance is a great way to get over a late-field goal loss.
An exciting promotion at FanDuel is “Keep the Cash.”
You’ll start with a prize fund of an incredible $1 million and will be asked 20 questions throughout the season.
You’ll distribute your cash between answering “yes” or “no.” A new question will appear on Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. At the end of the 20 questions, you’ll keep whatever you have left.
As well as the seasonal, sport-specific bonuses, you’ll also be able to enjoy multi-sport parlay insurance wagers. If you place a parlay with five legs or more and one leg lets you down, you’ll be able to claim a refund of up to $25.
There are two ways to access FanDuel.
If you are primarily betting through a mobile phone, then we recommend that you download FanDuel’s sports betting app. There are versions for iOS (at the Apple App Store) or Android (direct from the FanDuel website).
If you plan on playing via your desktop computer, then the website version of FanDuel makes better use of the bigger screen size.
You can also access the website on your mobile device. The site will automatically respond to the smaller screen, hiding a lot of the graphics and putting the menus behind “burger” icons.
You can register using either the FanDuel app or the website.
This process is simple, only requiring a little personal information, e.g., your email address and the last four digits of your Social Security number.
FanDuel Sportsbook’s website and app have a modern, energetic look.
The site uses a blue-and-white color scheme and images of major league sporting action in the background.
The main page of the site is divided into three columns. On the app, these are hidden until you need them.
The left-hand column features a series of links to all parts of the site.
At the top, you’ll find the popular links, which include the four most prominent sports at the time. There is also a link to the current live bet opportunities (showing the number of in-play events). In addition, the best of the current promotions appear here.
Scroll down, and you’ll find an A-Z list of all the sports available, alongside an icon relating to each of them.
At the bottom of the left-hand column, you’ll find links to a betting guide, the terms and conditions of the site, the house rules, a link to FanDuel’s responsible gaming and the support options.
You’ll enjoy the betting action itself in the middle column. At the top of this column, you’ll find ads to the current promotions.
Below is where you’ll find the latest betting odds. By default, it lists the most popular markets from several sports. If you’re the type of bettor who enjoys the most significant sporting action of the day, you’ll find the markets you want here.
As well as the default “Popular” tab, you can select “Live” to find the in-play action.
You can also select “Odds Boost,” where you’ll find a series of wagers with enhanced odds and a direct link to the day’s primary events. Sporting icons at the top of the column allow you to filter this list to show only your selected sport.
Clicking on any sports in the left-hand column will populate the middle column with the relevant sporting markets with tabs now showing the respective leagues, live options and futures.
The right-hand column features the bet slip, which is auto-populated the moment you click on a selection.
The bet slip has three options: standard, teaser and round robin, so you can set up your wager as you see fit.
The final options you’ll have on the main page are from the menu at the top.
Here you can go to the home page, where there’s another link to the promos and a link to FanDuel’s excellent casino offering (powered by Betfair).
At FanDuel, you’ll find a nice mix of the traditional markets, as well as in-play betting. Here’s a rundown of the main wagering types:
In addition, there are several sport-specific sets of bets available.
For example, NFL wagers include player props, game props, half and quarter betting and many more alongside those listed above.
Live betting plays a big part in the FanDuel Iowa experience.
Log in at any time, and you’ll find a list of live betting action. Look out for the fast-moving odds, whether you are watching on a TV or at a stdium. In some instances, you’ll also find live streaming available, meaning you can watch and wager on-site.
FanDuel provides some of the most extensive sports betting coverage you’ll find in Iowa.
In total, there are 16 sports options on the site, with a range of leagues. Here is a rundown of the coverage from some of the more popular sports:
Other sports available at FanDuel at the time of writing include rugby union, MMA, boxing, motorsports and darts.
FanDuel is a fully regulated, legal site within the state of Iowa, meaning it can offer a range of deposit options to customers.
Here’s a look at the available options:
If you have any questions at FanDuel Iowa, your first stop should be to head to the FAQ section under the “Help” menu.
Here you’ll find boxes that relate to every section of the site, with each box linked to a series of questions. Should you need further assistance, you have the following options:
The live chat and email services are available 24/7, while you call from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST.
FanDuel is committed to responsible gaming.
On its dedicated page, you’ll find a list of signs of a potential gambling problem. Also, you’ll find links to support organizations, as well as practical tips for continued enjoyment.
To address any issues, FanDuel allows players to set the following:
FanDuel has made a massive impact in the industry in recent years, first for its popular daily fantasy sports offering, and then for its sportsbook. The sportsbook features coverage of games from all around the world, with a strong focus on the major US sports leagues.
The risk-free bet of up to $1,000 is an attractive option for new customers. Existing customers can enjoy a range of promotions that are original and money-spinning. With live betting available widely, everything is in place to make FanDuel your sportsbook of choice in Iowa.