Ameristar Online Casino Preview 2019: Sportsbook & Promos

Since legal sports betting in Iowa was made available on August 15th, Ameristar Casino Council Bluffs launched their sportsbook as one of three sports betting operators in the state. Final rules have been defined and all licensing issues have been resolved in the last week of July, which was the main prerequisite for the approval. The sportsbook is launched in the newly renovated Amerisports Bar & Grill.

Ameristar Online Casino Preview: Sportsbook & Offers

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Sports and markets available

The variety of different sports on offer is pretty respectable as punters can choose one of eleven sports. This list is certainly going to be expanded further since the sportsbook has been launched just a couple of days ago. The most important is that Ameristar Casino Hotel sportsbook doesn’t lack the number of different sports on offer in comparison to bookmakers in the other states. What was important for Ameristar Casino Hotel sportsbook is to get it launched before the start of football season and they managed to get ready everything on time. A broad range of various events and tournaments are available for punters, from the most reputable ones in the US or internationally to the less popular leagues and tournaments. This is the current list of sports offered by this bookmaker:

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Hockey
  • Soccer
  • Baseball
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Auto racing
  • Cycling
  • Boxing
  • UFC

Wide range of betting markets is also available to players since you can place parlays, spread bets, straight bets, futures, round robin or match-ups. Although in-play betting is also available, proposition bets still haven’t been offered.

Odds & Limits

Although we still didn’t have the chance to check the odds in person, since Ameristar Casino Hotel is a retail sportsbook, we investigated a bit and heard from other players that the odds are on par with the similar bookies in other states. Since the odds cannot be found online, we will more than happy to check them live and try out betting experience at Ameristar Casino Hotel sportsbook in the first occasion available. In case you want to give a visit to this bookmaker at Amerisports Bar & Grill, make sure to check opening hours that are listed below:

  • Monday to Thursday: 11AM – 11PM
  • Friday: 11AM – 2AM
  • Saturday: 9AM – 2AM
  • Sunday: 9AM – 11PM

Available promotions  & Ameristar Online Casino Promo Code

Ameristar Casino Hotel still hasn’t launched any promotions for its sportsbook, but we expect them to announce something very soon. Their generous offers for casino players give us a valid reason to believe that promos are going to be very attractive for the punters. All kinds of casino players, whether they are new or existing ones, can enjoy money multipliers, giveaways or free play money in Ameristar Casino Hotel’s regular promotions. Currently, all new players can get up to $500 in free play money. We will monitor the sportsbook’s activities in this area and get you informed as soon as any of these offers is available.

Ameristar Online Casino Preview: Additional Features

Live streaming

We have already mentioned that this bookmaker operates as a retail sportsbook, therefore players cannot find online live streaming available. However, Amerisports Bar & Grill, which got renovated just recently, provides great facilities for all players. It can accommodate more than 500 players which can enjoy comfortable seating while watching the most popular events broadcasted live. Amerisports Bar & Grill is equipped with 50 HDTVs for the enhanced betting experience, while the customers can also have a drink or grab a bite.

Mobile App: Not Yet Available

Unfortunately, the mobile application is currently not available and according to the casino’s general manager, Paul Czak, it won’t be launched before mid-2020. Although we all agree that wagering on the go is one of the most important features, there are several reasons behind this decision. Ameristar’s parent company, Penn National Gaming Inc. decided to develop its own application which can be used for wagering in other states where sports betting is legal.

Another reason which slows down the expansion of mobile betting in Iowa is the fact that players need to make a visit to a casino in order to open heir account prior to placing their online bets. Physical presence is needed so the players can provide a valid ID and prove that they are 21 years old or more. We all agree that it is way much easier to create an online account just in a few clicks, however, this process won’t take you more than 10 minutes, although it seems a bit complicated. This procedure will be in place until 1st January 2021 and after that date, punters won’t be required a physical presence while opening an account. The fact that none of Iowa neighbors have legalized sports betting is very important for all sportsbooks since this procedure won’t have a negative impact in terms of losing players. We expect that welcome bonuses and other promotions will be offered to all new players who register their account by using the mobile app after moving fully the registration process online.

Final Thoughts: A Big Potential, We Can’t-Wait

Ameristar Casino Hotel sportsbook has the potential to become very popular with punters, especially since they are one of just three available sportsbooks in Iowa. Players are offered with great experience thanks to the newly renovated Amerisports Bar & Grill which can be proud of its comfortable space and six sports wagering terminals. Besides that, players can follow live broadcasts of all popular events, place wagers on different kind of sports. The list of sports available is certainly going to be enriched in the future. Competitive odds and a number of betting markets give a big range of varieties to all players.

There are also several points of improvements, and the first one is the lack of mobile application. Customers need to be patient and wait for almost a year to get it available, but since it is going to be developed just for the needs of Ameristar Casino Hotel’s sportsbook, we believe that the application is going to be top-notch. Players are not offered any welcome offers, which definitely needs to be improved very soon, however, we are positive about this as the sportsbook has been launched just recently and casino players are offered with lucrative promos. Live betting would be better with prop bets, but their launch has been announced.

Overall experience with this bookmaker is positive and although Ameristar Casino Hotel sportsbook is fresh on the market, it might become a leading bookmaker in the state. Of course, several downsides are present at the moment, but it is encouraging that all of them have been worked on and we are expecting further improvements soon.

Ameristar Online Casino Preview Last Update: August 2019