DES MOINES — The totals are in for the first full month of sports betting in the state. Gamblers wagered around $38.5 million at the 15 casinos that offered sports betting in September.

Nearly $21.8 million of that came in on-line bets and the rest was at the on-site betting parlors.  Ten of the casinos took in one-million or more dollars in bets — led by Prairie Meadows Casino in Altoona at a little more than $14.5 million.

The Ameristar in Council Bluffs was second in betting at nearly $3.8 million, followed by the Isle Casino in Waterloo with around $3.5 million.

The Diamond Jo Worth casino near Northwood had the sixth highest take for the month of September with just under $2.3 million.

Casinos and their sports betting partners kept around five million dollars in September — and paid the state $334,552 in taxes.

Sports gambling began on August 15th and there were around $8.5 million in bets placed in those first 16 days.


Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino — $14,525,771.63
Ameristar II — $3,798,474.21
Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo — $3,537,218.54
Riverside Casino — $2,755,276.27
Horseshoe Casino Council Bluffs — $2,354,588.05
Diamond Jo ­Worth —- $2,297,106.75
Isle of Capri -Bettendorf — $2,214,581.14
Lakeside Casino — $1,587,337.92
Rhythm City Casino — $1,259,600.74
Grand Falls Casino Resort — $1,145,977.36
Diamond Jo ­Dubuque — $978,825.50
Harrah’s Council Bluffs Casino & Hotel — $835,214.20
Q Casino (Dubuque) — $566,870.85
Catfish Bend Casino — $389,425.19
Hard Rock Casino — $282,652.70