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Prairie Meadows recently finished renovations and is ready to open the states first sports book once the Legislature approves it. Brian Powers, bpowers@dmreg.com

DES MOINES, Iowa — Placing a bet on your favorite sports team is officially legal after Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed legislation Monday allowing gambling on college and professional sports in the state.

There are now eight states in addition to Nevada and opened sportsbooks ever since in May 2018 to either allowing or prohibiting betting on professional and college sports. 

The others are Delaware, New Jersey, Mississippi, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and West Virginia.

allows residents 21 years and older to wager on sporting events at any of Iowa’s

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