As of Jan. 1, 2021, you no longer have to visit a retail casino to register for an online sportsbook account in Iowa. That means you can download any sports betting app you like, sign up from anywhere and bet on the Super Bowl online inside the state.
If you aren’t sure of the logistics, we’ve got all the information you need. Below, you’ll find real-time odds from IA online sportsbooks with the best available Super Bowl odds. You’ll also find step-by-step instructions for how to download, install and register an account with the top Iowa online sportsbooks, along with a quick guide to your best Super Bowl bets, odds boosts and promos.
Below is a real-time feed of updated Super Bowl 56 futures odds from the top Iowa sports betting apps. Before the Super Bowl teams are set, you’ll see current futures odds for the next Super Bowl champion. Once teams are set, you’ll see current game lines. Toggle through the menu at the top of the feed to switch between odds boards. Click on any odds to go directly to the Iowa online sportsbook, claim your bonus and start locking in your bets.
In Iowa, you no longer have to visit a retail casino to register for an account with an online sportsbook. You can create your online sports betting account on your phone, tablet or computer from anywhere in the state.
Click the link to the sportsbook of your choice here on PlayIA.com to register for an account directly. If you prefer to download the app first, look for the Android or iOS app download link on the sportsbook’s landing page. Then, click on it to start the download, install the app and register there.
You’ll need to share a little personal information to create the account, but it won’t take much more than your name, address and the last four digits of your Social Security number.
You may have to provide a Super Bowl bonus or promo code. You’ll also find that for the Iowa online sportsbook of your choice here on PlayIA.com. Just enter it there so you can claim the new player bonus available.
If you are opting to bet via your mobile web browser instead of the sportsbook’s app, you may need to install a geolocation app. However, sportsbook apps will ask you to share your location. Geolocation technology is what Iowa online sportsbooks use to make sure you’re inside state lines when you bet.
Once you’ve registered and confirmed your account, you will see your free bets or bonus added to your account. The sportsbook will distribute any deposit match bonuses after any deposits/play.
Once you’ve registered, you’ll need to deposit money in your Iowa online and mobile sportsbook account to bet on Super Bowl LVI. You can use any one of the available deposit methods, including:
Once you’ve made a deposit, you can browse through the available Super Bowl 56 betting markets. You’re then free to fill out bet slips, including Super Bowl moneyline, spreads, totals and prop bets.
There, you can view potential payouts, combine bets to make parlays and place bets, and you can do it all through the Iowa online sportsbook or sportsbook app.
The top three online sportsbooks in the country are all operational in Iowa now. DraftKings Sportsbook, FanDuel Sportsbook, and BetMGM run various promotions, bonuses and odds boosts surrounding the Super Bowl.
Popular Super Bowl promos, bonuses and odds boosts have included:
Super Bowl betting lines aren’t much different than the lines that Iowa online and mobile sportsbooks post for about every football game. Here’s an example of a Super Bowl line you might have seen at an Iowa online and mobile sportsbook for last year’s game:
|Kansas City Chiefs||-1.5 (-110)||-128||O 53 (-110)|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||+1.5 (-110)||+112||U 53 (-110)|
The first number shows the spread with the NFL Super Bowl odds on the bet within the brackets. The Kansas City Chiefs were slight 1.5-point favorites over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
That meant the Chiefs had to win by two or more to cover the spread. When they did, spread bets paid $100, plus the original bet back, for every $110 wager.
It also meant the Buccaneers had to win outright or lose by one for spread bets on the Bucs to win. If that had happened, Tampa Bay spread bettors would have been paid $100, plus their original bet back, for every $110 they wager.
The next number shows the moneyline. The Chiefs were -128 favorites and Bucs +112 dogs. That meant when the Chiefs won, Chiefs moneyline bets paid $100, plus the original bet back, for every $128 wager.
It also meant if the Buccaneers would have won the game outright, Buccaneers moneyline bets would have paid $112, plus the original bet back, for every $100 wager.
The final number shows the totals line with the odds on the bet in brackets. Here, you would have been betting that the total combined score of both the Chiefs and Buccaneers would have landed over or under 53 points. The under came in and paid $100, plus the original bet back, for every $110 bet.
There are more props available to bet on for the Super Bowl than any other sporting event.
Most Super Bowl props are either player or team props and involve betting against an over/under line on game statistics. Player props surround individual player stats and team props are about team totals.
As an example, you can bet an over/under line on one running back’s total rushing yards or the other team’s total rushing yards.
There’s also a Super Bowl MVP props market offering various odds on who will win the award. There’s normally no real favorite, even though the winning quarterback usually wins MVP.
Iowa sportsbooks may also run props involving events on the periphery of the game. That might mean bets on the coin toss, certain aspects of the broadcast, singing of the national anthem and even the halftime show.
Plus, there will be crossover Super Bowl props that involve betting on the Super Bowl and any NHL or NBA games also happening on Super Bowl Sunday. Or there could be futures crossover props where you bet on the Super Bowl winner and make picks for championships in other major sports.
Like crossover props, many of the most popular Super Bowl props also surround combinations, making them parlays of sorts. For example, DraftKings Sportsbook offered one in 2020 that combined the result of the coin toss and the game. Tails and the Chiefs came in at +255.
The availability of online and mobile sports betting in Iowa means live Super Bowl betting is also here, adding even more excitement to Super Bowl Sunday.
Live betting involves betting during the Super Bowl, on many of the same lines you bet on before the game, at live odds that change alongside the action on the field. Plus, it includes betting on quarter and half Super Bowl lines and an increased number of in-game Super Bowl props at odds that are all adjusted throughout the game.
Retail sportsbooks in Iowa may post live odds as well, but Iowa sportsbook apps are the best way to get in on the action. The odds change too fast to make getting a bet down at a retail sportsbook counter possible. Bets require just a click or two online, making Iowa sportsbook apps perfect for the speed of live betting.
The American Gaming Association (AGA) estimates more than 26 million Americans bet on the Super Bowl.
They also estimate close to $7 billion is bet on the big game and an increasing amount of it is bet in person at new brick-and-mortar sportsbooks and through legal online and mobile betting platforms each year.
Of course, the AGA also says a lot of that increase is due to the fact Americans have never had so many legal options for betting on the NFL or Super Bowl, as the number of states with legal sports betting continues to grow.
So, what are Americans betting on during the big game? The most popular Super Bowl bets remain standard point spread, moneyline and totals bets. However, Super Bowl props are also increasing in popularity as more states expand their Super Bowl prop offerings to things happening inside and outside the game.
Unfortunately, there’s no real secret to Super Bowl betting success. No betting system or gut feeling can guarantee your Super Bowl bets will pay off.
As with any game, those who research the teams involved best reap the reward of being able to make educated guesses as to what will happen.
Unfortunately, those planning to lean on past Super Bowl results won’t find much there. Favorites are 27-26-2 against the spread in the history of the Super Bowl. Overs are 27-27-1 all-time. You might as well flip a coin unless you’re willing to look at this specific matchup a little closer, both teams’ recent play, and who they matched up against in the postseason. This is where you may find that elusive betting edge — if there is one.