Iowa hits monthly record of sports betting
Cedar Rapids Gazette: A “perfect storm” of overlapping professional and college sports in September helped drive sports wagering to a record month in Iowa and aid state-licensed casinos trying to reestablish themselves as a viable entertainment option in a COVID-19 pandemic. Most of that wagering was done online, not in a casino, as attendance has dropped. But Iowa’s casinos are looking at ways they can attract more patrons with options like betting that does not rely on cash changing hands. Bets on college and professional football, as well as pro baseball, basketball, ice hockey, NASCAR, soccer and horse racing, pushed last month’s handle to nearly $72.4 million.