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Mayor Places First Sports Bet at Isle Casino Hotel

Sports betting is now legal in Iowa, and the William Hill Sports Book at Isle Casino Hotel in Bettendorf is open for business. At noon, Mayor Bob Gallagher placed the ceremonial first legal sports bet in Bettendorf on his alma mater.

"Seeing as though I am an Iowa grad, my son goes to school there, and I was actually Herky the Hawkeye while in school, I'm going to take the Hawkeyes in their season total wins to beat seven and a half."

Michael Grodsky, Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations for William Hill U.S. says they are ready for sports gamblers to come to Bettendorf.

"Any questions you have at all or any concerns you have about how to bet or what way to make a bet, we are here for you. We know this is brand new to the Midwest, and we're excited to be here."

18 of the 19 casinos in Iowa now offer sports betting.