Iowa Super Bowl Bets Could Set A Record — We Have Offers To Get You Started

Written By Russ Mitchell on February 9, 2022 - Last Updated on July 22, 2022
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If you plan on making 2022 Super Bowl bets, you’re not alone, according to the American Gaming Association.

The AGA expects a record 31.4 million American adults to bet $7.61 billion on Sunday’s game between the LA Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals. The amount is an expected 78% increase from the $3.33 billion wagered nationally a year ago.

How many 2022 Super Bowl bets will be placed in Iowa?

Iowa sportsbooks collected $16.3 million in wagers on Super Bowl 55 last year. That was an increase of $9.8 million from the first Super Bowl Iowans could legally bet on in 2020.

The Super Bowl, incidentally, is the only sporting event tracked for betting volume by the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission (IRGC). State regulators require monthly reports — not event reports — from Iowa casinos.

Put another way, Iowans will know March numbers after the month ends, but they won’t know how much of that was March Madness betting.

IRGC administrator Brian Ohorilko works with casinos to pass along special Super Bowl totals because of interest in the game.

“It’s a voluntary report,” Ohorilko said after the numbers were released last year. “It’s unaudited, but we have no reason to believe they’re not accurate — so that is what we try to tell people.”

The market for Super Bowl bets has never been more competitive. Iowa customers had 11 sportsbooks to choose from a year ago. Iowa has 18 sportsbooks going into this Super Bowl weekend.

How to watch the 2022 Super Bowl in Iowa

  • What: Super Bowl LVI
  • When: 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13
  • Where: SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, CA
  • TV: NBC

Best ways to bet on the Super Bowl in Iowa

Even if you already have a favorite sportsbook account, Super Bowl week is a good window to:

  • add another sportsbook app to your mobile device
  • or set a new sports-betting bookmark on your browser.

The companies offer different betting lines and have distinct Super Bowl prop bets to add excitement on Sunday night. A sign-up during the workweek can free you up to focus on the chips and dip this weekend.

Take a moment to read through the terms and conditions with any of the offers you like below:

DraftKings Sportsbook

The state’s 18 sportsbooks mean Iowa customers have a lot of offers to choose from. DraftKings Sportsbook IA has a “bet $5, win $280” offer for customers to try.

Just open a DraftKings account and place a $5 bet on the Super Bowl moneyline.

Once the Super Bowl bet is settled, DraftKings will give you seven $40 free bets. You’ll then have seven days to place the wagers on other sports like college basketball, the NBA, NHL, Winter Olympics or MMA events.

BetMGM Sportsbook

BetMGM Sportsbook IA will give new Iowa customers a $1,000 risk-free bet plus a $50 free bet when you sign up.

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For this offer:

  • Be sure to use the PLAYBONUS50 code to unlock the promotion.
  • Also, be sure to use a cash deposit toward the up-to $1,000 risk-free offer.
  • If you use the $50 free bet for your first wager it won’t be eligible as the $1,000 risk-free bet.
  • You certainly don’t have to bet a full $1,000 for the BetMGM risk-free offer. That’s just the maximum risk-free amount offered by BetMGM.

FanDuel Sportsbook

New Iowa customers can use their desktop computer to sign up for FanDuel Sportsbook Iowa, but they’ll need the FanDuel app on their mobile device to unlock this offer.

Get a $1,000 No Sweat First Bet at FanDuel Sportsbook
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With this offer, just place a $5 bet on the winning Super Bowl team as a new customer. FanDuel is giving you 56-to-1 odds so that $5 bet becomes $280 with a correct guess.

FanDuel will issue the win in cash. You can either keep it in your FanDuel account for future bets or move it into your personal checking account. The payout takes about 72 hours.

Unibet Sportsbook

This is Unibet Sportsbook’s first Super Bowl for Iowa bets. From now through Saturday, visit their website for “Game Week Bet Boosters.” The offers will be good for both new and existing customers.

They also have a “Big Game Booyah Boost” right up until kickoff on Sunday. Unibet invites customers to place a single game parlay bet for a 100% profit boost as part of the offer.

Final word on 2022 Super Bowl bets

The AGA says 45 million more Americans have access to legal Super Bowl bets compared to Super Bowl LV one year ago. The count comes from states that have added sports betting as an entertainment option in the past year:

  • Arizona
  • Connecticut
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • South Dakota
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

That means 30 states and Washington D.C. are now open to sports betting. All of the locations want residents and customers to be responsible with the entertainment option. The AGA established the national Have A Game Plan program. Iowa residents can find support through the 1-800-BETS-OFF program as well.

Photo by John Locher / AP
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Russ Mitchell has been covering news and sports in northwest Iowa since 1997, including 11 years as managing editor for one of the most acclaimed community newspapers in the state. He looks forward to keeping readers up to date on the growing sportsbook industry in Iowa.

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