Circa Sports Goes Live in Iowa Mobile Sports Betting Market

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The Circa Sports mobile betting app went live in Iowa at 10 am CDT on Thursday through a partnership with Wild Rose Casino & Resort.

Wild Rose has three properties in Iowa and these are in Jefferson, Clinton, and Emmetsburg. Circa Sports is tied to the Jefferson property.

Circa Sports becomes the 13th mobile sports betting operator to go live in Iowa, including industry giants FanDuel and DraftKings, and the fifth to launch this year after BetMGM, BetRivers, The ScoreBet, and Bally Bet.

Said Circa Sports CEO Derek Stevens in a statement:

“We are thrilled to expand Circa Sports to Iowa and the Midwest. Iowa marks the third state of operation for our mobile app, and we’ve appreciated the collaboration with Wild Rose and Iowa Racing & Gaming Commission on bringing this launch to fruition.”

Can Be Accessed Anywhere in the State

The Circa Sports mobile app can be downloaded at Circa’s webpage and it allows users to access a mobile sportsbook with both completed and live odds 24/7 for as long as they are withing the Iowa State boundaries. The app also has a futures bet service and two-sided Yes-or-No futures betting markets. Funds can be transferred using wire transfer, ACH, and Sightline.

In a press release from Circa Sports, the company boasted the best customer service support, highest betting limits, and the lowest hold percentages of any mobile sportsbook provider in the State. Circa now has presence in three different states after launching in Nevada and Colorado earlier this year as it pursues an aggressive expansion bid in the United States.

Iowa Top 10 in Betting Handle

Since allowing in-person registration for mobile betting access at the start of the year, Iowa has stayed in the Top 10 states when it comes to betting handle. The Hawkeye State has surpassed the $100 million monthly betting handle mark except July 2021. It’s biggest month this year was March when it generated $164.1 million.

Despite the presence of industry giants, newcomers have been able to get a good slice of the Iowa pie. BetMGM has surpassed the $60M total handle via its partnership with Diamond Jo Casino in Worth. The ScoreBet has generated at least $1 million in handle for six consecutive months. Meanwhile, BetRivers- which is also a skin of Wild Rose, has racked up a total betting handle of $3.2M in two months.

Circa Sports Expands at Off-Strip Tuscany Suites

Circa Sportsbook
Circa Sports is expanding outside its properties by opening a physical sportsbook at the off-strip Tuscany Suites located at Flamingo Road, just east of the Las Vegas Strip.

The Tuscany sportsbook had a soft opening on Monday before a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday. It is located at the same space that housed the William Hill book, across Pub 365, near the casino’s entrance. It was closed earlier this month for remodeling.

Said Circa owner Derek Stevens:

“We’re excited to open up (at Tuscany) right before March Madness. The Tuscany is a great property with great ease of access, and I like what we’re doing in Henderson on Water Street.”

Tuscany Suites Expansion

The Tuscany Suites expansion is much smaller than the sportsbook at Circa Las Vegas, which is one of the largest in the world with a multi-level 1,000 seat facility with a 78-million pixel TV screen that can show two dozen sporting events at once. The Tuscany book is also the first Stevens sportsbook to open outside his casino lineup. However, it won’t be the last one.

Stevens is also planning to open a Circa Sports shop at the Pass, the new property set to open at the former Eldorado property in downtown Henderson. That sportsbook is expected to start taking bets on May 1st, pending regulatory approvals. The Pass, also subject to final regulatory approval, is slated to open on April 1st.

Circa Sports Takes Big NCAA Bets Right Away

Circa Sports had set its eyes on the NCAA men’s basketball Tournament and it wasn’t a surprise why it was the first sportsbook to post the opening odds for all of the 32 opening games of the tournament, scheduled on March 18th.

Circa Sports released its NCAA betting lines concurrent to the Selection Sunday show.
It took bets even before the full bracket was revealed and there was no such thing as a soft opening. The Derek Stevens brand sportsbook took big bets right away, with $10,000 limits on sides in each of the 32 opening games.