Lakeside Hotel and Casino in Osceola, Iowa, has announced that its first fully-owned sportsbook, DRF Sportsbook, will open on 3 March 2022.

The new DRF Sportsbook is run by Lakeside’s sister company, the Daily Racing Form (DRF), a leading provider of premium data and authoritative editorial coverage to sports and horse racing enthusiasts in North America, and DRF Bets, one of America’s fastest-growing online and mobile wagering platforms.

The announcement comes after the recent launch of its first online sportsbook in Iowa (, as well as the launch of DRF Cash Grab, a rapidly growing, free-to-play mobile sports app. In addition to the online sportsbook, DRF Sports provides fans with exclusive, up-to-date sports betting stats, insights, and analysis on all major U.S. sports and leagues.

Daily Racing Form, DRF Bets, DRF Sports, and DRF Cash Grab are part of Affinity Interactive, an omni-channel gaming industry leader with advanced technology, digital and media platforms, and an online betting presence, with nearly one million combined customers.

“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,” James Zenni, Chairman of Affinity Interactive, said.

DRF Sportsbook will have a grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony at 12 p.m. CT on 3 March 2022.

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