Fanatics Betting and Gaming launches sportsbook in Iowa

February 7, 2024
Leer en Español

The digital platform is now live in 12 states.

Fanatics Holdings’ subsidiary, Fanatics Betting and Gaming, has released its Fanatics Sportsbook in Iowa. Iowa joins 11 other US states that have embraced Fanatics Sportsbook.

Players throughout the state can download the mobile app on their iOS and Android devices. The Fanatics Sportsbook allows users to search for specific bets and wager directly from their search results.

Along with the launch, the global digital sports platform will aid Catfish Bend Casino in changing its retail sportsbook from PointsBet to Fanatics.

The company said in a statement, “The Fanatics Sportsbook makes being a fan easy with fast signup, easy betting, transparent withdrawals. In the coming weeks, Fanatics Betting and Gaming will install new self-service betting kiosks from Suzohapp to better serve customers. 

“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, a sports bar and slot machines.”

Iowa's PointsBet players will have their current usernames, passwords, rewards points, account balances and responsible gaming settings migrated to the Fanatic Sportsbook automatically.

Fanatics Betting and Gaming first started acquiring PointsBet’s US businesses last summer. The company soon began migrating PointsBet customers to the Fanatics Sportsbook app as part of the transition.

In other company news, Fanatics recently partnered with Make-A-Wish to help grant sports-related wishes for children in the United States with critical illnesses. As part of the agreement, Fanatics became the official sports betting partner for Make-A-Wish.

The duo also created a co-brand called Fanatics Make-A-Wish.


Product Spotlight


Things get unruly in the company of some fleecy characters in the new Konami Gaming’s new Unwooly Riches slot series.

John Connelly - Interblock preparing to launch online by the end of year

John Connelly, the Global CEO of Interblock, joins the Huddle to talk about:
- The company's conversion to the online space
- The performance of ETGs
- Interblock's new philanthropic efforts
- The trend of companies going private
- And more!

Michael Hershman - Dispelling casino 'myths:' New York needs to lose fear of the unknown

Michael Hershman, CEO of the Soloviev Group, joins Tim Poole on the Huddle to put forward his case that the Freedom Plaza is the way to go for one of New York's casino licences. He fields a variety of questions - not shying away from any of them - on why 'myths' about casinos and a fear of the unknown should be dispelled, as well as acknowledging the strength of rival bids and discussing opposition to the project.

Five years ago, before the mass proliferation of social media we see today – and even before the Covid-19 pandemic – I think you would be hard pressed to find a CEO talking about “Instagrammable moments.” KPIs w...

The Global Gaming Awards: Looking ahead to 2024's ceremonies.
After more than a decade of celebrating gaming's best, Gaming America looks ahead to a bright 2024 for the Global Gaming Awards in the Americas and Asia-Pacific.
From the top: The Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention
Tribal gaming is a uniquely American institution and all its uncommon attributes were on display this April at the Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention in Anaheim, California.
Review: Terre Haute Casino Resort and Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino
Terre Haute Casino Resort vs. Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, Gaming America's Laura Mack reviews each property.
Eureka Casino interview: CEO Andre Carrier on resort expansion
We spoke with returning guest, CEO Andre Carrier, about Eureka Casino Resort's expansion. He aims to not only change the look and feel of the casino, but to also build residential housing around it.