Iowa Sports Betting Reached Close To $60 Million In November: Sports Betting continues to gain popularity across the state of Iowa and other states in the corn belt. Hasan Ramic a player at the Grand Falls Casino, arrived at the casino this week to collect his winners from a previous bet he placed. Ramic lives out of Iowa, but now regularly places sports bets at the Grand Falls Casino in Larchwood, Iowa. Ramic said “it’s so much more exciting now when I watch a game.
Just knowing by end of it, I can make a few bucks is so exciting.” Ramic didn’t elaborate on where he lives, but did say, “it’s not far, and well worth the short trip, to come here to watch games and place bets.” According to gaming officials in Iowa, the November numbers for sports handles were $59.3 million. Iowa ushered in legalized sports betting in August of 2019. The revenues have just continued to grow steadily. The Grand Falls Casino in particular, has seen huge gains in the last three months of 2019.
Grand Falls Casino Will Be Expanding Their Sports Betting Industry In The Next Month
The Marketing Director of Grand Falls Casino, Damon John announced some new happenings at the casino. John said the September handle at the casino was $1.1 million, in October it was $1.3, and in November it was $2 milion. John said the numbers are steadily growing, and he and the rest of the staff are optimistic about the future. John has a theory for the increased numbers, he said, “We attribute most of that to it being a new product in the market.
So everyone is excited more and more people are finding out about it. It’s also a prime time for sports betting. We have the NFL playoffs, the Super Bowl. college basketball is just around the corner, so we are in full swing.” John said the entire area of Grand Falls will be available for people to place sports bets.
Betfred Sports Sportsbook Will Be Coming To Grand Falls Casino This Winter
John said, “very soon we will be opening up the Betfred Sports Sportsbook at Grand Falls Casino. The area the sportsbook will be located at is where the hotel lounge was at. It’s a very very large high tech Vegas-style sportsbook that we will have. So naturally, we are all really excited about that. I think the sky’s the limit on sports betting here in this market. We do expect it to grow substantially in the next few months and beyond.”
People in nearby Kansas and Missouri still don’t have sports betting, so they have been regularly crossing state lines to place their sports bets in Iowa. Brothers Winky and Dwight Bush, regularly come from their home in Emporia, Kansas, to their favorite casino Horseshoe in Iowa. They said they get their rooms free, so it’s worth the three-plus hour drive.’
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