Elite Sportsbook Review 2021

Elite Casino Resorts’ sportsbook site has been available to players in Iowa since its launch in 2019. Building on that, Elite Sportsbook has moved into Colorado, which began allowing sports betting in May 2020.

The company has brought all its customer service expertise to its online sportsbooks. We also love that the Elite Sportsbook site runs without glitches, and is super simple for new players.

Elite Sportsbook is offering great welcome promotions at both online sportsbooks. In Colorado, your first five wagers will be matched at 25%, up to the value of $200 each. This means you could receive up to $1,000 in bonus funds to spend on the site.

In Iowa, players can take advantage of a risk-free bet up to $500. This means you’ll receive a refund up to that amount if the bet doesn’t work in your favor.

Keep reading to find out more about Elite Sportsbook and its welcome offers in CO and IA. We’ll also be reviewing the sportsbook, so you’ll know everything it has to offer when you register for an account.

Pros of Elite Sportsbook

  • Fresh welcome offers regularly.
  • Website operates smoothly.
  • Friendly customer-focused team.
  • Good range of sports and leagues.

Elite Sportsbook welcome bonus in CO

There are two main things you need to know about Elite Sportsbook’s welcome offers. The first is they’re frequently changing to keep things fresh, and the second is your promo will depend on your state.

Colorado bettors will currently receive a 25% wager match on their first five bets at Elite Sportsbook. You can receive up to $200 per wager, and the book will add the funds to your account as soon as you place a bet. This gives all new Elite Sportsbook players the chance to receive up to $1,000 in bonus wagers.

The welcome offer is valid only on your first five bets, and any bonus cash you receive will become invalid after seven days — so move fast with this one.

Promo info for Elite Sportsbook CO

There isn’t a bonus code to go with this offer, but you should still familiarize yourself with the information below. Elite Sportsbook’s offers change often, so refer back to this table for all the most recent info. Please note that this offer is only available to players in Colorado.

Online Sportsbook Elite Sportsbook CO
Promo codeNot applicable
Free bet match25% on your first five bets
Last updatedApril 2021

Elite Sportsbook welcome offer in IA

Elite Sportsbook is offering a different bonus to sports bettors in Iowa. Users will receive a free bet up to $500 when they sign up for an Elite account. That’s your chance to wager, risk-free, during your first 24 hours of play. The offer only applies to your first wager.

If your first wager ends up being a loss, Elite will provide you with a free bet equal to the amount of the loss, up to $500. Then, if you receive a free bet, you’ll have seven days to wager the bonus cash. Elite will remove the funds from your account once the time limit has expired.

Promo info for Elite Sportsbook IA

Once again, you won’t need a promo code to access your risk-free bet. You will, however, need to keep an eye on this table for any changes. Elite Sportsbook welcome offers change fast. Here’s everything to know about the current promotion for new players.

Online Sportsbook Elite Sportsbook IA
Promo codeNot applicable
Risk-free betMaximum $500 on your first wager
Last updatedApril 2021

How to sign up for an Elite sportsbook account in Colorado

You’ll need to register for the Elite Sportsbook specific to your state. Colorado residents can register for the site by following the instructions below — simply make sure you verify your location for complete access.

  1. Open Elite Sportsbook CO and select “sign up” on the homepage.
  2. Allow Elite Sportsbook to access your location to confirm you are in CO at the time of registering.
  3. Create a user ID and secure password for your account.
  4. Enter your name, email and date of birth. You’ll also need to type in the last four digits of your Social Security number — the sportsbook will use this to check your identity.
  5. Read and agree to the site’s terms. Click to complete the registration process.

How to sign up for an Elite sportsbook account in Iowa

The rules for registering at Elite Sportsbook are a little different in Iowa. If you’re not already an Elite Casino Resort Club Card holder, you’ll need to create an account in-person before heading online.

To do this, you’ll need to visit any Elite Resort in Iowa. Take a piece of ID with you to verify your identity at the desk. Ideally, this should be a driver’s license. Sign up at any of the following locations:

  • Grand Falls Casino & Golf Resort
  • Riverside Casino & Golf Resort
  • Rhythm City Casino Resort

Once completed, you’re then free to register for an online account using the website. Simply click the login button and type in your resort club card information to get started.

More Elite Sportsbook offers

Elite Sportsbook often receives praise for its list of ongoing promotions open to all players. Offers can change on a monthly or even weekly basis, so check the promotions page to make sure you’re up to date with the most recent. Some sportsbook promos also appear on the homepage for easy access. Here are a few promotions that may be available to you:

Progressive Parlays: Elite Sportsbook is well known for its Progressive Parlays offer, which works similarly to acca insurance in Europe. If you place a parlay of four or more legs and only one bet loses, you’ll still receive your winnings.

Four or More for $50: Place four wagers each of $50 or more to land a free $50 bet.

Early cash-out: Allows you to claim your winnings early. You can use this feature if your bets are doing well and you don’t want to take any risks.

Cash bonus: Elite Sportsbook will offer you personalized cash bonuses based on your play.

Online features of Elite Sportsbook

Players in Colorado and Iowa have access to the same Elite Sportsbook site. While the sportsbook’s offers vary, most online features remain the same across both sites. Elite aims to keep things simple, which is great for players who are new to sports betting, as well as more advanced players who don’t enjoy busy sites.

Elite Sportsbook’s homepage advertises all current offers, so you’ll never miss out on a cash bonus or risk-free bet. You can also place all your main bets on the homepage. Use the left column to select your league, and the site’s middle section to select your betting odds. Your selection will then move to the right, and onto your bet slip. This is where you can add your wagers and confirm your bets.

Find more promotions, banking options and your account settings using the site’s top menu. Read Elite Sportsbook’s various policies using the list in the site’s footer. You’ll also find a house rules page to help with any uncertainties.

Elite Sportsbook app

Most online sportsbooks have an app for players to place bets while on the go. Elite Sportsbook has yet to launch an app, but it has promised to do so in the near future. While we’d have liked the app to launch alongside the site, the sportsbook has created a great mobile website that makes betting on smaller screens easy.

The site works well across Apple andAndroid smartphones and tablets. It’s compatible with Wi-Fi and mobile data, too, so you can still place bets easily when you’re away from home. Simply load the sportsbook site on your mobile device to use it.

Sports available at Elite Sportsbook

Elite Sportsbook lists all of the sports you can bet on in the left section of its homepage. A search bar is available if you don’t feel like browsing the full offering:

Betting options available to players

Elite Sportsbook has a pretty normal list of bet types for players to use. The site’s house rules page goes into more detail on each, in case you need any further assistance on what’s available. Here are all the current betting options at Elite Sportsbook:

Live betting

Players at Elite Sportsbook in both Colorado and Iowa can take part in live betting on certain games. Simply log on to the site just before your chosen event is about to start, select the sport, and your betting options will load.

In game betting is currently limited, but Elite is working on expanding its offering in both states. See a schedule of all live games by clicking “view all” on the live betting section of the homepage.

Overall, live betting at Elite Sportsbook is very basic. The site doesn’t offer live game updates, so you’ll have to find another way to watch the game play out.

Elite Sportsbook’s deposit and withdrawal methods

Most online sportsbooks offer a good list of banking options. Elite Sportsbook is falling behind with its offering of just two — neither of which is particularly straightforward. To bank at Elite CO or IA, you’ll need to visit a local Elite casino or use a prepaid card. We’ve explained both methods below.

Depositing your cash

Elite Sportsbook asks that players deposit funds by visiting an Elite location in their state, or by using a Play+ prepaid card. First, here are the casinos you can visit to deposit money in Iowa:

  • Rhythm City Casino Resort
  • Grand Falls Casino
  • Riverside Casino

In Colorado, players who wish to deposit at the casino cage will need to do so at Red Dolly Casino in Black Hawk.

If you’d prefer to use a prepaid card to fund your Elite Sportsbook account, here’s how:

  1. Transfer cash onto your Play+ account via a banking card or PayPal.
  2. Open Elite Sportsbook and click the deposit option in the site’s menu. Select Play+.
  3. Enter the amount of cash you’d like to move to your sportsbook balance.
  4. Add and verify your banking information.
  5. Wait for a confirmation screen to load, and check your Elite Sportsbook balance.

Withdrawing funds

When you’re ready to take cash out of your Elite Sportsbook account, you’ll need to visit one of the resorts listed above or wait for a loaded prepaid card to be sent out to you. To use Play+, go through the online cash-out process. You’ll then receive a card within a week for you to withdraw your cash.

If you’re near an Elite location, visiting the casino cage is likely the easiest withdrawal process. If not, please note that online withdrawals can take up to 72 hours to be approved.

Is Elite Sportsbook legal?

Elite Casino Resort has been operating legally for years, and its online sportsbooks run in the same fashion. Elite Sportsbook is legal in both Colorado and Iowa, providing you are of the legal betting age and within your state at the time of wagering.

The site uses SSL encryption and a firewall to protect player information. Geolocation technology verifies the location of players.

Customer service at Elite Sportsbook

If we had to pick one thing we know Elite prioritizes, it’s customer support. The sportsbook has a team of friendly staff members who are ready to help customers 24/7. First, however, you should check the website’s frequently asked questions page. Use the main menu to click through to the FAQ, then scan through the categories. There’s also a search bar to make finding specific answers easy.

On the rare occasion you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, Elite Sportsbook has a great customer support team on hand. To get in touch, click the contact button in the navigation menu on the homepage. From there, you can choose to speak to a member of the team by phone, email or live chat.

The team will respond the fastest when you choose the live chat option. You’ll first need to use an AI-operated chat, which will send you through to an operator. Alternatively, phone or email during regular business hours for a quick response.

History of Elite Sportsbook

Elite Sportsbook is operated by Elite Casino Resorts LLC, a company that owns and runs various casinos across Iowa. Bob and Ruth Kehl are joint owners of the company. They have been in the gambling industry since 1990 when they were granted the first-ever riverboat gambling license in IA.

Since then, the pair opened the Mississippi Belle II, Catfish Bend Casino and Saint Joe Frontier Casino. The Kehls later acquired majority ownership of Elite Casino Resorts, which operates Riverside Casino & Golf Resort in Washington County, Rhythm City Casino Resort and Grand Falls Casino Resort, both of which are in Iowa.

The company opened its first online sportsbook in Iowa in August 2019, and went on to launch in Colorado in 2020. Elite Resorts is partnered with Red Dolly Casino in Black Hawk for its operation in the state.

Elite Sportsbook summary

Elite Sportsbook makes online gambling simple. With a stripped-back, three-part site and a good list of sports to bet on, the book really has made sports betting as easy as possible for its players.

Elite always has fresh offers for players new and old, and ensures all the main info users need to know appears on the site’s homepage. In the future, we’d like to see Elite launch an app to work alongside its site, as well as more banking options.

As far as new sportsbooks go, Elite Sportsbook is up there. Don’t forget to claim the welcome offer when you sign up, and check back to this review for updated promotions info.