Diamond Jo Worth casino getting ready for start of sports gambling in Iowa

first_imgNORTHWOOD — The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission earlier this week approved the rules for sports gambling in the 19 state-licensed casinos, and the Diamond Jo Casino near Northwood has been getting ready for the start of the new gaming opportunity in less than two weeks.Diamond Jo general manager Scott Smith says sports gambling has created a lot of talk around the casino.  “A lot of anticipation, a lot of excitement as it’s just another gaming experience that we can add on for our guests as we’re a full-service casino. A lot of people ask about it, even before this year before it passed, we always have people asking if we had sports wagering available at the property. Now we can finally do that come this month we will be able to offer all of that.”Smith says construction is continuing on their sports wagering lounge in the casino.  “It’s going to be located between the Big Wheel Bar and our main cage. We’ll have our betting windows, our kiosks, our full set of TVs, lounge area so people can enjoy the games as well. So it’s a nice synergy right there between the Big Wheel Bar and the cage. When people need to drink that’s right there, and when they need to cash in their tickets, that’s available too.”The new Iowa law allows people to sign up at the casino to use an app as long as bets are made inside the state’s borders. Smith says Diamond Jo has partnered with a nationally-known company to run their sports betting app.  “We actually partnered with FanDuel, who is an industry leader within the sports wagering world. Currently, they are the number one sports book in the state of New Jersey, and so we’re excited that Boyd Gaming has partnered with FanDuel across the country and is able to bring that product to our property here as well. Initially, we will open up with the sports book and then we’ll have the app then available shortly after that as well.”Smith says people will be able to wager on a variety of sports. “The big ones will really be pro football, college basketball are the two sports that most people wager on. But we’ll be taking bets on baseball, hockey, pretty much you name it across the board, sport wagering offers will be available to them.”Smith says you can stay up to date with the Diamond Jo’s sports betting opportunities by heading to their website at diamondjoworth.comlast_img read more

SOCCER NEWS: CAPPRY U18s BEAT GWEEDORE CELTIC

first_imgCAPPRY ROVERS NOTESCAPPRY ROVERS LOTTOThe numbers drawn in this week’s draw were 2, 11, 16, 23. There was no jackpot winner.The winner of the €50 lucky ticket was John Doherty, Woodland, Dooish.Next weeks jackpot is €2300.Remember if you’re not in, you can’t win!!! SENIORSOur senior team are at home to Gweedore Celtic on Sunday with a 2pm kick off.All support welcome.CAPPRY YOUTHSU18’s beat Gweedore Utd on penalties in the 1/4 final of the Colin Breslin Cup today after the game finished 1:1 after extra time. Stephen Carr scored the Cappry goal with a delightful chip in the second half of normal time. The lads were unlucky not to win the game in normal time as they hit the woodwork several times. Well done to all the boys for coming through a difficult game and they will now face Swilly Rovers away in the semi-final. CAPPRY ROVERS U16Our u16’s were away to Castlefin in the Cup Semi-Final and came away with an excellent 4-0 win with Shaun Rodgers, Kyle O’Meara and Sean McBride (2) grabbing the Cappry goals.This set up a Cup Final against Convoy Arsenal which will be played on Wednesday evening in The Curragh with a 7.30pm kick off.Best of luck lads. CAPPRY ROVERS U14Our u14’s played 2nd placed Drumkeen Utd in the league and came away with a very good point. Joel Bradley Walsh getting the all important goal for Cappry.Next up is a home game against Convoy Arsenal on Wednesday evening in Cappry Park with a 6pm kick off.CAPPRY CRUSADERS U12Cappry Crusaders U12 team made the long journey to Keadue for the first game of the cup on Saturday 28th March. Having only played one competitive game in the last 6 weeks, our boys found it hard to adapt to the windy conditions. Playing with the wind in the first half Cappry failed to use it to their advantage and went in at half time 1-0 down. A strong half time talk brought our boys out fighting in the second half but try as they might they could not find an equalising goal. Tim Scanlon and Johnny Griffin were simply outstanding in defence with Jason McElchar putting in a great display on the right wing. Many thanks to Keadue for their hospitality and for a great game. Next game is against Letterkenny next weekend at Cappry!SOCCER NEWS: CAPPRY U18s BEAT GWEEDORE CELTIC was last modified: March 31st, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Cappry Rovers noteslast_img read more