Slowly but surely, Iowa has built up an impressive list of online sports betting operators that are providing services to the Hawkeye State. Iowa sports bettors are now fortunate to have easy access to most of the best mobile operators in the US. They are also benefitting from the incentives the sportsbooks continue to offer new account holders. The stiff competition for market share translates into customers getting more free bets and bonuses than ever.

For any local sports fans who might be ready to take the mobile sports betting plunge, here are the top rated Iowa betting apps currently available.

1. Caesars Sportsbook Iowa

The Caesars brand has always loomed large in the US gambling landscape. After purchasing European bookmaker William Hill in 2021, Caesars Sportsbook made clear their ambitions. To become the biggest and the best mobile operator in the country. As part of that process, they are making huge marketing investments through sports partnership deals. For example, not long ago they signed a deal for the naming rights to the Superdome in Louisiana.

Clearly, they are making their presence felt among competitors and the general sporting public alike.

They also have the software to back up the hype. Caesars Sportsbook offers a full menu of betting markets and options every wagering day. They also offer customers access to an excellent menu of bonuses.

The current welcome offer for new customers is a first deposit matched bonus up to $1,500. No wonder so many Iowa sports bettors are choosing Caesars as their go-to betting app of choice.

2. PointsBet Iowa

While being a little less aggressive on marketing than some of their competitors, PointsBet has still been able to compete with the big-name brands by providing top-notch sports betting services. That includes giving Iowa sports bettors access to all the right betting markets and bet types. Additionally, they have a unique betting option fittingly called “Pointsbetting”. It is a type of bet that rewards the customer for how accurate a bet is whether it wins or loses.  Users also get access to a comprehensive bonus menu.

The current welcome bonus features not one but two free bets. The first one is a risk-free bet of up to $500 on a fixed-odds market. The second part involves a risk-free bet of up to $1,500 on a Pointsbetting market. That’s up to $2,000 risk-free for Iowa bettors to get the ball rolling.

3. BetMGM Iowa

BetMGM is yet another brand that has a significant history as part of the US gambling industry. The MGM Grand is one of the most famous casinos in Las Vegas. And MGM have shown themselves to be equally adept at establishing themselves among the elites of the new online sports betting game.

Behind such a powerful gambling and entertainment conglomerate, BetMGM has the leverage to assert itself across markets as they open up across the US. Iowa has been no different, and the BetMGM app is a popular choice there. It’s easy to navigate, has a full choice of markets and wagering types and has a regular menu of bonuses for players.

The current welcome bonus gives new Iowa customers a risk-free first bet of up to $1,000 with the promise they will get their money back in the form of a free bet if it loses.

4. DraftKings Iowa

After establishing itself as the premier Daily Fantasy Sports provider in the US, DraftKings successfully made the transition into becoming one of the country’s top online sports betting operators. Through acquisitions and aggressive marketing efforts, DraftKings has made clear they plan to remain a major player in the mobile sports betting markets for the foreseeable future.

Iowa sports bettors who sign up to the DraftKings app can enjoy having access to a massive range of national and international betting markets. There is probably no other app that offers as many betting options. Users can also take advantage of a small but decent menu of bonus promotions.

The current welcome offer features a 20% deposit match bonus up to a maximum of $1,000 with a 1x rollover requirement.

5. BetWay Iowa

BetWay is a fairly new name to the US sports betting community. With that said, the online bookmaker does have a significant history in Europe. Behind the power and experience of the European brand, BetWay is now working hard to compete stateside.

The BetWay app shows they mean business. Iowa bettors will find a full slate of US and international betting markets each day. While the bonus menu is a little smaller than some of the competition, the playthrough requirements are not onerous. Overall it’s a very user-friendly experience.

BetWay’s current welcome bonus offer gives Iowa sports bettors a chance to make a risk-free first bet of up to $250. This gives new users a chance to try out the BetWay app with some peace of mind. If their first bet loses they will receive the funds back in the form of a free bet.

6. BetRivers Iowa

Under parent company Rush Street Interactive, the BetRivers sports betting brand has quietly secured a place among the best mobile bookmakers in the country. You could still say it’s an online sportsbook of the “home-grown” variety. The BetRivers and SugarHouse brands were primarily known for their casino offerings. But they have taken to online sports betting like a duck to water.

The BetRivers app offers an excellent menu of bonuses that includes a welcome offer as follows: a 100% deposit match up to $250 with a 1x rollover requirement. BetRivers also offers betting access to all the top sports betting markets in a format that will feel familiar to users.

7. Unibet Iowa

Unibet has long been a top online gambling brand in Europe. Now Iowa sports bettors have access to this online bookmaker with a rich history of providing elite sports betting services.

Iowa was one of the early states in which Unibet offered its services. And users have expressed nothing but positivity towards their product. In fact, you can expect further state launches in Unibet’s near future.

The Unibet app offers a full roster of betting markets and options. The current bonus menu is somewhat limited, but it does include a welcome bonus of a risk-free first bet of up to $500.