Can I Bet on Sports in Des Moines if I’m Visiting From Minnesota?

Written by:
Aaron Goldstein
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When visiting Des Moines from Minnesota the Prairie Meadows Casino now offers sports betting at its facility and will soon offer a mobile app available statewide.  AmericasBookie is also accessible from the state and allows for registration online.

*100% signup bonus all deposits up to $1500
*Available from Iowa and Minnesota
*Mobile online registration permitted
*Fastest payouts available from anywhere
*Credit cards, gift cards, bitcoin, bank wires all accepted
*Accessible all states
*Build your own sportsbook option

Once the Prairie Meadows Casino mobile sports betting site goes live, they will require in-person registration.  As such, you will not be able to register while still in Minnesota prior to your travels to Des Moines.  This could prove especially inconvenient to those visiting the state, especially with the Democratic Primary upcoming.  

It also remains to be seen how visitors from the state will be paid once they depart Iowa.  Payments made across state lines could fall under Wire Act restrictions. 

Other restrictions include: Must be 21 and up and no player prop bets on games featuring Iowa state teams.

While Minnesota is a neighbor state, Des Moines sits in the middle of Iowa.  Driving from Minneapolis to Des Moines will take three-and-a-half hours. 

Delta offers five daily nonstop flights between Minneapolis and Des Moines.

Make sure to get your bets in prior to leaving the gate.


Prairie Meadows has teamed up with William Hill, America’s leading sportsbook operator, to bring you the best in sports betting. Powered by innovative wagering technology, including best-in-class mobile and online sports book products, Prairie Meadows is the place to be for sports betting in Iowa. Wager on a variety of professional and collegiate sports including football, basketball, baseball, and much more.

Monday - Friday: 10am - midnight
Saturday: 8am- 1am
Sunday: 8am - midnight

- Aaron Goldstein, Gambling911.com

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