By: Alex Taub,

Last night’s event in NYC with our friends Derby Jackpot was so much fun, we are going to do it all over again in DSM on Saturday night!

The NYC team had a holiday party last night with our friends, Derby Jackpot, and the NY tech scene. Derby Jackpot recently integrated Dwolla as a method to get money in and out of their platform – and to show it off we rented out a sports bar and turned it into a real-time horse race betting parlor.

This weekend Dwolla is hosting our 2nd anniversary meetup, a hackathon, and now announcing that we are going to have the same party in DSM that happened in NYC! Our friends from Derby Jackpot are coming to town and we’re hosting a Dwolla + Derby Jackpot party at Johnny’s Hall of Fame on Court Avenue from 6-8PM. You are all invited, just RSVP.

Derby Jackpot is the only online, social, and legal betting site in the US and, even though it’s still in closed-beta, their team is opening up the horse race betting fun to everyone coming to the party.

We’re upping the ante, too. Anyone that comes to the Johnny’s with a Dwolla account (you can create one here) and a Derby Jackpot account (you can request one here) will get a free $10 to bet on horses and buy drinks.

When: Saturday, December 1st at 6PM – 8PM
Where: Johnny’s Hall of Fame, 302 Court Avenue Des Moines, Iowa 50309
What: Free $10 to bet on horses, drink alcohol (over 21+ only), and hangout with the DSM tech scene.

RSVP: Dwolla + Derby Jackpot Des Moines Party

Here are some great photos of last nights event. See you Saturday at Johnny’s Hall of Fame!


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