Lakeside casino to gain maiden DRF retail sportsbook

Lakeside Hotel and Casino, located in Osceola, Iowa, has confirmed that its first full owned sportsbook is to open on March 3, 2022, at 12pm local time with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The DRF Sportsbook will be launched by Lakeside’s sister company, the Daily Racing Form and DRF Bets, and follows a recent maiden outing in Iowa via the launch of its first online sportsbook offering.

In addition to the digital sports betting entity, DRF Sports provides fans with exclusive, up-to-date sports betting stats, insights, and analysis on all major US sports and leagues.

Lakeside casino, Daily Racing Form, DRF Bets and DRF Sports all form part of Affinity Interactive, a portfolio company of Z Capital Partners, which boasts an expanded suite of omni-channel casino and online gaming offerings, as well as a roster of regional casinos in Nevada, Missouri and Iowa via its Affinity Gaming subsidiary.

In addition to Lakeside, this includes Nevada gaming venues Primm Valley Resort & Casino, Whiskey Pete’s Hotel and Casino, Buffalo Bill’s Resort and Casino, Silver Sevens Hotel & Casino, and Rail City Casino, as well as Missouri’s St Jo Frontier Casino, and Mark Twain Casino.

James Zenni, Chair of Affinity Interactive, said of the group’s impending opening: “The opening of the DRF Sportsbook is a significant event for Affinity Interactive’s expanding platform. 

“This opening advances our overall strategy towards becoming the prominent omni-channel gaming provider in the US.”