The totals are in for the first full month of sports betting in the state. Gamblers wagered around $38.5 million at the 15 casinos that offered sports betting in September.
Nearly $21.8 million of that came in on-line bets and the rest was at the on-site betting parlors. Ten of the casinos took in one-million or more dollars in bets — led by Prairie Meadows Casino in Altoona at a little more than $14.5 million.
The Ameristar in Council Bluffs was second in betting at nearly $3.8 million, followed by the Isle Casino in Waterloo with around $3.5.
Casinos and their sports betting partners kept around five million dollars in September — and paid the state $334,552 in taxes.
Sports gambling began on August 15th and there were around $8.5 million in bets placed in those first 16 days.
Here are the casinos in alphabetical order and the amounts bet in September:
Catfish Bend Casino
Diamond Jo Dubuque
Diamond Jo Worth
Grand Falls Casino Resort
Hard Rock Casino
Harrah’s Council Bluffs Casino & Hotel
Horseshoe Casino Council Bluffs
Isle of Capri -Bettendorf
Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo
Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino
Q Casino (Dubuque)
Rhythm City Casino