Betway Arrival Increases Iowa Sports Betting Options
Iowa sports betting has gone from strength to strength in 2021 thanks to the removal of the in-person registration requirement. Since January, sports fans have taken full advantage of being able to legally wager from the comfort of their own home. There is a wide choice of mobile apps in Iowa from some of the biggest brands in US sports betting. DraftKings, BetMGM, PointsBet, BetRivers and Caesars Sportsbook are among the operators competing for market share. And now there’s now a new challenger in town: Betway Sportsbook.
Betway was first introduced to the betting public in 2006 under the ownership of Super Group. It primarily offers sports betting access to bettors and has established itself in online gambling across Europe.
As was the case with other top European bookmakers like Bet365, William Hill, and Unibet, management at Betway saw an opportunity to cross the pond. The legal US market for both sports betting and online casino is expanding fast. This makes it an obvious target for experienced outside bookmakers. It has taken a while to gain a foothold, but it now looks like Betway can become a sports betting force to be reckoned with in the coming years.
Currently, Betway is operating in Colorado, Indiana, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
Betway App In Iowa
It took a while to get licensing in the state of Iowa, but Betway is now officially live. It’s an addition that sports bettors throughout the state are sure to appreciate. More choice, more competition and more bonuses.
The Betway app went live in Iowa on October 1st, 2021, with a soft launch. After the first few days of strong betting activity, the flood gates were opened on October 5th. Within the first month, Betway was already making an impact on the competitive Iowa market. Gaining market share won’t be easy though; there are 14 other Iowa operators who got there before them.
What Betway Has to Offer
When Iowa sports bettors hit the Betway landing page, they are greeted by the traditional Betway colors of Black and Green. The website is highly functional and easy to navigate. Bettors can access the bonus menu, a robust list of sports betting markets, and any administrative information they might need. New players can register and bet via their PCs/Laptops with a standard web browser or through the website’s native mobile app. The app is compatible with the Android and Apple (iOS) operating systems.
As far as the available betting markets, Betway provides a comprehensive list from both the US and internationally. From the US, the following betting markets are available (depending on seasonality): NFL, MLB, NHL, NASCAR, PGA Golf, NBA, WNBA, MSL, NCAA BB, and NCAA FB. From overseas markets, bettors have access to favorite European sports like boxing, MMA, cricket, rugby, darts, motorsports, tennis, and all of the top international soccer leagues.
Having been a top bookmaker for over 15 years, management at Betway have obviously done their homework on US sports bettors. Betway provides all the favored betting options like point spread straight bets, money line straight bets, parlays, teasers, round robins, futures odds betting, live in-game betting, and prop bets on players and teams.
Of course, Betway has to compete for business. They are successfully doing that by offering a wide range of bonus promotions. They cover profit boosts, betting insurance, refer a friend offers, and the obligatory welcome bonus. The welcome offer for new customers is a risk free first bet up to a max of $250. It’s small in comparison to the competition, but it’s enough to draw in new customers.
In New Jersey and Pennsylvania, players can also try out the online casino. Yes, Betway also offers a full-service online casino that will likely be made available to other legal casino states over time.
The Future of Betway
With major states like Ohio, Florida, and California looking at the possibility of legalizing online sports betting in their respective states, Betway has made clear they intend on competing in as many markets as possible. The fact they are now in five states gets their foot in the door. In the future, you could see the Betway name appearing in at least half the states across the country. That’s not out of the realm of possibility by any means. The demand for sports betting operators looks to stay strong into 2022 and beyond.