Fanatics Betting and Gaming, a prominent player in the global digital sports arena, has expanded its footprint in the US online betting sector by initiating the Fanatics Sportsbook in Iowa. This strategic move, occurring on February 6, further cements Fanatics’ position in the competitive landscape of sports gambling.
Iowans, as well as visitors to the state, now have the convenience of accessing the Fanatics Sportsbook through iOS and Android devices. By downloading the app, users can swiftly set up their accounts and dive into the thrilling world of sports wagering.
With Iowa becoming the twelfth state to welcome the Fanatics Sportsbook, the platform has successfully established its presence across the nation, following its launch in Pennsylvania. The Fanatics Sportsbook is accessible in a diverse range of states, including Colorado, Connecticut, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Ohio, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia, enhancing its reach to a broad audience of sports betting enthusiasts.
Aligning with the Super Bowl’s timing, Fanatics enters a dynamic Iowa market already home to 16 operators. Together, these entities recorded a substantial $282.72 million handle and generated $26.25 million in gaming revenue in December, showcasing the vibrant betting ecosystem in the state.
Seamless Transition for PointsBet Customers to Fanatics Sportsbook
In August 2023, Fanatics Betting and Gaming initiated the acquisition of PointsBet’s US operations, laying the groundwork for migrating PointsBet’s clientele to the Fanatics Sportsbook application. Specifically in Iowa, as of February 6, all PointsBet customer accounts were automatically transferred to Fanatics Sportsbook. This transition included the seamless transfer of usernames, passwords, account balances, rewards points, and responsible gaming preferences, ensuring a hassle-free shift for bettors.
The Fanatics Sportsbook platform is designed to offer a user-friendly experience with quick sign-up processes, straightforward betting options, and transparent withdrawal procedures. It introduces a variety of innovative features aimed at enhancing the betting journey, such as the FanCash system. This system rewards players with up to 5% of their wager in FanCash, applicable towards bonus bets or purchases on Fanatics.com, depending on the type of bet they place.
Additionally, the platform is equipped with a search bar and a discovery feed, offering personalized content, essential statistics, and trending bets to users. Fanatics Betting and Gaming is committed to promoting responsible gaming, providing tools for users to manage their gaming activities effectively and a 24/7 Help Center staffed by expert agents.
Transformation of Catfish Bend Casino’s Sportsbook to Fanatics Brand
Following the transition on February 6, the retail sportsbook at Catfish Bend Casino in Burlington, Iowa, has been rebranded from PointsBet to Fanatics Sportsbook. Fanatics Betting and Gaming plans to enhance the customer experience by introducing new self-service betting kiosks from Suzohapp.
The revamped Fanatics Sportsbook at Catfish Bend Casino aims to offer an upscale lounge atmosphere, perfect for game viewing with a multi-screen video and odds display wall. This venue also features a sports bar and slot machines, ensuring a comprehensive and enjoyable betting environment for all visitors.