Sports betting in Iowa casinos has taken off since it became legal in recent years. State law permits up to three different sports books per casino and Wild Rose Casino & Resort Jefferson reached that maximum on Friday. Circa joins DraftKings and Bet Rivers as the this sports book. A contingent from Circa Casino & Resort in Las Vegas made the trip to Jefferson for the occasion.

CEO Derek Stevens was on hand and told Raccoon Valley Radio his company is happy to be in Iowa and Greene County. “We’ve found the people wonderful to work with. Our stay here was tremendous and we look forward to the future.”

Only months ago Stevens opened the world’s largest sports book, located in Las Vegas. The outdoor part of the facility features a 40 foot tall TV screen hovering over six swimming pools with a hotel and large indoor sports betting facility. Also known for his generosity, Stevens  paid for over 2,000 flights to Las Vegan to bring people in to help the city’s economy during the height of the pandemic.