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Q Casino opens sports book - KWWL
28th August, 22:38DUBUQUE, Iowa (KWWL) - The Q Casino has unveiled their new sports book; just in time for football season.
Sports betting has only been legal in Iowa for about two weeks. However, this sports book was months in the making.
Brian Rakestraw, General Manager of the Q Casino, said they converted their original sports bar and added betting kiosks. They wanted to combine traditional sports betting amenities with a bar-like atmosphere.
"It's going to be a place where a group on people, friends, come down," said Rakestraw. "They have pizza and wings, beer, watch the game, make a few bets, and just enjoy themselves."
With dozens of electronic kiosks and paper wagers, there are multiple ways to place a bet.
"You can do simple straight bets, as far as coming down and picking your team," said Rakestraw. "And you can do a part-ways, where you add a few teams together. Where if you pick three-teams, then all three of them have to win. Or you can do what's called "teasers," which a person can pick two teams and you can adjust the points."
And for those who prefer to place bets at home or on-the-go, the casino will roll out a mobile sports betting app.
However, Brain Ohrilko from the Iowa Gaming and Racing Commission, said that you must first come inside of the casino to verify your age. Then, you have to stay within state lines.
"Pretty much, when it comes to baseball and football, they can bet anything they want," Said Ohrilko. "Basketball hasn't started quiet yet. But the U.S. Tennis Open is going on right now, so you can place a bet on tennis. There's NASCAR this weekend. So there are many different sports you can place a bet on."
And if you're not a football fan, then there's no need to worry. There are still plenty of other options available to get in on the action.
"Pretty much, when it comes to baseball and football, they can bet anything they want," said Rakestraw. "Basketball hasn't started quiet yet. But the U.S. Tennis Open is going on right now, so you can place a bet on tennis. There's NASCAR this weekend. So there are many different sports you can place a bet on."
The Q Casino will host football specials beginning Thursday. They plan to have the app available in October.