Long awaited online sports betting is now in full operation at the Hard Rock Casino in Iowa. Fans have voiced their opinion on the subject in the last year, saying it’s something that was very important to them, having online sports betting access. After some bumps and hurdles, sports betting online has finally launched just in time for Christmas travelers. In an official announcement from the Hard Rock Casino, they advised their customers who previously signed up to make sports wagers online.

The casino said ‘you can go ahead and place your sports bets online, we are live.’ The Director of Sports Book Operations at Hard Rock Anthony Torres explained the process. Torres said, “We are excited to introduce online sports betting to our players. Our plan since day was to ensure that guests will receive the same exemplary experience online as they would if they were to walk directly into the sportsbook. We here at the Hard Rock believe our players will be very pleased with the results.”

To Place Bets Online Customers Have To Set Up An Account At The Hard Rock Casino

The official release by the Hard Rock Casino gave customers more information about what’s necessary to set up an online account. The release said in part, ‘in order for customers to begin placing sports bets online, there are a few things that must be done first.

The customers must come the Hard Rock Casino in Sioux City, Iowa in person to start the process. In order to create an account that a person can use online, they will need some personal information. Their full legal name, date of birth, physical address, cell phone number, and a valid email address. Once the account is authenticated, customers can place sports bets online at any time.

They can place bets on their favorite sports teams from a laptop or a mobile device from the comfort of their homes or offices via HardRockSportsbook.com.’ There is one tiny snag that has a few people crying fowl. In order to have an account that will allow sports betting players to make a bet with, they have to put down a cash payment at the Hard Rock Casino. They can also make payments at any ‘Pay Near Me’ locations. Other forms of payments will be added in the future.

There Are A Few Glitches That Have To Be Worked Out But This Is A Great First Step

While officials at the sports book department at Hard Rock, say their payment system thus far is limited. The officials say that’s common when something is new, ‘very few industries start out, right out of the gate perfect. Everything has to be perfected, and that takes time, we don’t expect it to be long they added. They said on Tuesday, other forms of payments will be acceptable by early winter 2020.

As a promotional giveaway, The Hard Rock is offering a risk free $100 bets to their customers who sign up for an online account. Customers can redeem the promotional offer in person when they are setting up their online accounts at the Hard Rock Casino. There is also additional ‘RockStar Points’ that can be redeemed at restaurants or for free slot machine plays.