Fanatics Sportsbook goes live in Iowa, Burlington casino to be renamed


Global digital sports platform Fanatics Betting and Gaming has launched its Fanatics Sportsbook in Iowa, making it the 12th state for the company’s sportsbooks to go live. Sports fans living in and visiting Iowa will be able to download the Fanatics Sportsbook on iOS and Android and begin their Fanatics Sportsbook experience. 

In August 2023, Fanatics Betting and Gaming began acquiring the US Businesses of PointsBet and planning the migration of PointsBet customers to the Fanatics Sportsbook app. “Today in Iowa only, each PointsBet customer’s username, password, account balance, rewards points, and responsible gaming settings will be automatically migrated to the Fanatics Sportsbook,” the company said. 

The Fanatics Sportsbook asserts that it “makes being a fan easy with fast signup, easy betting, and transparent withdrawals” and is disrupting the sports betting industry with the following new features:

  • Building a better sportsbook: The Fanatics Sportsbook app was built natively on iOS and Android. The design, speed, and quality of the navigation experience rival the sports betting apps in the market today that were not built specifically for iOS and Android.
  • FanCash: The Fanatics Sportsbook is the only sportsbook that gives customers up to 5% of your wager back in FanCash. Every dollar of FanCash is a dollar to spend on bonus bets or Fanatics.com.

Earn 5% FanCash on Same Game Parlay (SGP) bets.
Earn 3% FanCash on parlay bets.
Earn 1% FanCash on straight bets and odds boosts.

  • Discover: Everything a customer cares about, including marquee games, key stats, and trending bets, is delivered straight to one location – the Discover feed.
  • Search: The Fanatics Sportsbook offers industry-leading search functionality, including a search bar, recent searches, autocomplete, synonym/alias, and deep linking. Customers can search easily for the bet they want and bet directly right from the search results.

Catfish Bend Casino in Burlington

As of Tuesday, the retail sportsbook at Catfish Bend Casino in Burlington, Iowa began the process of undergoing a name and management change from PointsBet to Fanatics Sportsbook. 

In the coming weeks, Fanatics Betting and Gaming will install new self-service betting kiosks from Suzohapp to better serve customers. The new look Fanatics Sportsbook at Catfish Bend Casino will continue to be an upscale lounge and the place to watch the game in comfort with a multiscreen video and odds display wall, a sports bar, and slot machines.

Fanatics Betting and Gaming believes that responsible gaming is a core tenet and a part of the organization’s DNA. Online customers will have access to Responsible Gaming tools to manage their time and money alongside a best-in-class Help Center, chat experience, and knowledgeable agents with 24/7 coverage.