Iowa is known to many as the Hawkeye State, which is home to three million people throughout the state which comes in at number 30th throughout the United States as far as population. As far as area, the state ranks at 26th because it covers 56,272. The state is bordered by South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, Missouri, Illinois & Wisconsin.
Land Based Gambling
The state of Iowa permits many different kinds of gambling for players who are 21 and over. A state lottery is available for players with a wide variety of games like Powerball, Mega Millions, Hot Lotto, $100,000 Cash Game, Pick 3, Pick 4, Iowa Lottery & Pull Tabs. The state lottery started in 1985 and was enacted to give Iowans a better place to live, work & raise a family from it’s profits. Iowa introduced slots to it’s first pari-mutuel racetrack, Prairie Meadows Race Track in December of 2004, the racetrack is located in Altoona and it welcomes players who are 21 and over and offers slots, table games and horse racing. Casinos are also located in Iowa throughout the state, they too allow players who are 21 and over. Some of those casinos are Terrible’s Lakeside Casino, Riverside Casino & Golf Resorts, Isle Casino, Meskwaki Bingo & Casino, & Diamond Jo Worth Casino. Bingo & Charity events for money are also available for players at events, players must be 21 and over to participate in these as well.
Though there are many casinos to choose from in Iowa, some players still prefer to gamble online which, in Iowa is not illegal. The federal law permits players to gamble online at age 18. Players in Iowa currently have no legal restrictions when gambling online. One of the federal laws pertaining to online gambling is the UIGEA which does not allow players in any state to make deposits into online casinos with their bank account or credit card information. Online casinos offer the hottest promotions and widest variety of games most online casinos offer games into the hundreds with tables, slots, card games, keno & more. When it comes to promotions at an online casino, players can choose from many different kinds of promotions from deposit match bonuses to no deposit bonuses which work out great for players who want to test the software before they make a deposit. Online casinos welcome both Mac & PC players, the Mac version is available with a flash portal right on the website and does not require a download, the PC version is a downloadable file that allows the player to keep all of the games right on their computer for easy access.