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APNewsBreak: New governor toured Iowa on casino tycoon's jet

For her first trip across Iowa as governor, Republican Kim Reynolds sought and accepted the free use of a jet owned by a wealthy businessman who is lobbying for state approval to build a lucrative casino.

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3/25/2019

article Iowa Lawmaker Proposes 3-Percent Sports Betting Handle Tax Paid By Bettors
(Iowa) -- Iowa’s sports betting debate in 2019 is reaching its later stages, as lawmakers are working on amending legislation ahead of an early May legislative...
article Iowa Lawmaker Proposes 3-Percent Sports Betting Handle Tax Paid By Bettors
(Iowa) -- Iowa’s sports betting debate in 2019 is reaching its later stages, as lawmakers are working on amending legislation ahead of an early May legislative...

3/24/2019

article Iowa sports betting debate centers on in-state college gambling
(Iowa) -- Basketball tournament fever is gripping Iowa but the real madness may not set in until next March when adult residents could have the chance to legally place...

3/23/2019

article Rep. Jeff Kurtz says sports gambling bill needs ‘fixing’ before it can pass House
(Iowa) -- Whether Iowa will legalize sports betting has been a hotly debated topic at the Capitol this year, one Rep. Jeff Kurtz was unsure if he supported. “There...
article State Rep. Mary Wolfe: Sports betting mobile convenience fee would be win-win
(Iowa) -- This week the House Ways & Means Committee, on which I serve, took up House File 648 – this bill legalizes sports betting in Iowa, and puts sports...

3/22/2019

article Betting on college sports pivotal to gambling debate
(Iowa) -- Basketball tournament fever is gripping Iowa but the real madness may not set in until next March when adult residents could have the chance to legally place...
article Odds shrink in Iowa's sports gambling debate: Betting on UI, ISU teams will likely be approved
(Iowa) -- Basketball tournament fever is gripping Iowa, but the real madness may not set in until next March when adult residents could have the chance to legally place...

3/21/2019

article Working with Democrats, Republicans could limit in-game betting on college athletes
(Iowa) -- Iowans wouldn't be able to place bets on in-game actions by their favorite college athletes under a measure Iowa lawmakers changed this week to legalize...

3/20/2019

article Changes in Iowa Bill Should Advance State Sports Betting with Better Partisan Support
(Iowa) -- Legislation on Iowa sports betting is on the House floor, having passed through the trials of the Ways and Means committee and partisan sparing. Things look...

3/19/2019

article Compromise advances sports betting bill in Iowa House
(Iowa) -- Iowa bettors would not be allowed to make in-game “prop” wagers on contests involving Iowa athletes, their colleges or their opponents under a...

3/11/2019

article Wild Rose Casino of Clinton ready for sports betting
(Iowa) -- With sports betting legalization under consideration in Iowa, one casino in the region of Clinton is anticipating the new opportunity. The Wild Rose Casino and...
article County Endowment Fund builds giving in 84 counties without casinos
(Iowa) -- Iowa counties which do not have a state-licensed casino in them did receive some gambling revenue again this year. Iowa Gaming Association president Wes...

3/10/2019

article Iowa casino looks forward to sport gambling becoming legal
(Iowa) -- An Iowa casino says it's getting ready for sports gambling to be legalized. But people working with people with gambling addiction say they have some...
article Sports gambling, judicial nominating reform among bills still alive
(Iowa) -- By this summer, Iowans may be able to bet on Cubs games, use medical cannabis for more ailments and get birth control without a doctor’s prescription, if...

3/9/2019

article Sports gambling, judicial nominating reform among bills still alive
(Iowa) -- By this summer, Iowans may be able to bet on Cubs games, use medical cannabis for more ailments and get birth control without a doctor’s prescription, if...

3/7/2019

article Larchwood, Sioux City Casino Licenses Renewed
(Iowa) -- The license of the Grand Falls Casino near Larchwood and the Hard Rock Casino in Sioux City have been renewed for another year, along with those of the other...

3/6/2019

article College betting sticking point in Iowa sports-gambling proposals
(Iowa) -- Gambling on college sports could become a regulated industry in Iowa after this legislative session. In order to gain enough support to pass, though,...
article Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission Renews Licences of State Regulated Casinos
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission renewed the licenses of the 19 state regulated casinos at their meeting this week. Racing and Gaming administrator, Brian...
article Casinos in Sioux City and Jefferson fined $20,000 by regulators for violations
(Iowa) -- Casinos in Sioux City and Jefferson agreed to fines of $20,000 each at the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission meeting Tuesday for violations of rules. Iowa...
article Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission Renews Licences of State Regulated Casinos
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission renewed the licenses of the 19 state regulated casinos at their meeting this week. Racing and Gaming administrator, Brian...

3/5/2019

article Economic impact of casinos on the state increases
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission renewed the licenses of the 19 state regulated casinos at their meeting Tuesday in Altoona. Racing and Gaming...

3/4/2019

article Leagues Loathe Iowa Sports Betting Legislation In Both Chambers
(Iowa) -- Iowa sports betting legislation advanced through the House State Government Committee late last week. It joins a companion Senate bill as live for the final...

3/3/2019

article Will all counties reap benefits of sports betting in Iowa?
(Iowa) -- Iowa legislators are poised to approve a statewide sports betting program this year. It remains to be seen whether revenue from the new industry will benefit...

3/2/2019

article Sports betting advances in Iowa
(Iowa) -- Legalized sports betting would come to Iowa under a proposal now being considered by the state Legislature. State Rep. Mike Sexton, R- Rockwell City, told a...

2/27/2019

article Iowa Poll: Most oppose legalizing betting on pro sports; even more oppose it for colleges
(Iowa) -- A majority of Iowans oppose legalizing sports betting on professional or college sports, according to a new Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll. Just over...
article Iowa Sports Betting Bill Moves to House Committee for Thursday Vote
(Iowa) -- An Iowa sports betting bill is now making its way through the General Assembly and faces a key vote on Thursday. HSB 198 is scheduled to go before the House...

2/26/2019

article Lawmakers talk sports gambling legislation
(Iowa) -- Some of Iowa’s lawmakers want to add sports betting to the list of legal gambling citizens can partake in, and local representatives have varying...

2/24/2019

article Sports Betting Bills Ready For Committee Action In Iowa House & Senate
(Iowa) -- The Iowa House and Senate are considering two similar plans to legalize sports betting after hearing from several competing interests that want a stake in the...

2/23/2019

article Sports gambling revenue is just one side of the coin
(Iowa) -- The Iowa legislature took another step forward on a bill that would legalize sports gambling in Iowa. On Thursday a full senate committee approved a bill that...

2/22/2019

article Casinos would get power over sports betting in new proposal
(Iowa) -- Iowa's 19 casinos are the winner in new legislation aimed at bringing sports gambling to Iowa. Leaders in the House and Senate on the issue both released...
article Iowa Sports Betting Legislation Moving Swiftly Through Statehouse
(Iowa) -- Mirroring Iowa sports betting bills are quickly advancing in the state legislature. On Thursday, Senate Study Bill 1168 passed the Senate State Government...
article Sports betting bills advance at Iowa Capitol
(Iowa) -- The legalization of sports betting in Iowa took two steps forward Thursday at the Iowa Capitol. Committees in each chamber approved separate but similar...
article Sports betting bills ready for committee action in Iowa House, Senate
(Iowa) -- The Iowa House and Senate are considering two similar plans to legalize sports betting after hearing from several competing interests that want a stake in the...

2/21/2019

article Casinos, daily fantasy sports big winners in new sports betting bill
(Iowa) -- Sports betting would be legalized and hosted by the state’s 19 casinos — with an online option as well — under a new legislative proposal....
article Prairie Meadows bets big on Iowa sports gambling
(Iowa) -- Some might call it a roll of the dice. But Prairie Meadows officials believe the odds of sports betting becoming legal in Iowa are in their favor. The Altoona...
article Sports betting bills advance at Iowa Capitol
(Iowa) -- The legalization of sports betting in Iowa took two steps forward Thursday at the Iowa Capitol. Committees in each chamber approved separate but similar...
article Sports betting bills advance at Statehouse
(Iowa) -- Legislation allowing betting on professional and college sports events at casinos is on the fast track in the Iowa Legislature. On Wednesday, a Senate...

2/20/2019

article Bet On Iowa: Lawmakers Making Quick Work Of Latest Sports Betting Bill
(Iowa) -- If you’re taking bets on which state will be the first to legalize sports betting in 2019, you might want to consider laying down some money on Iowa. On...
article Casino industry calls sports betting bill ‘ideal solution’
(Iowa) -- A plan has emerged at the statehouse that would give the state’s casinos authority to take sports bets from customers in the casinos and from customers...
article Casinos big winners in sports betting bills Neither House nor Senate see role for Iowa Lottery
(Iowa) -- Sports betting would be legalized in Iowa and hosted by the state’s 19 casinos — with an online option as well — under a legislative proposal...
article Casinos win legislative support for running Iowa sports betting market
(Iowa) -- Casinos would be in charge of running sports betting in Iowa under new bills in the Iowa House and Senate to legalize the practice. Wagering on both college...

2/19/2019

article New Iowa Sports Betting Bill Includes Online Wagering, Could Be On Fast Track To Passage
(Iowa) -- Iowa sports betting could be on the fast track now that a new bill has dropped in the capitol. A variety of sports betting bills had already been introduced in...

2/11/2019

article Iowa Legislature debates who should run sports betting
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Legislature is moving forward a series of bills that would legalize sports betting. Lawmakers discussed four bills Wednesday in a Senate subcommittee...

2/10/2019

article Competitive Cornhole at Iowa Casino
(Iowa) -- Cornhole, also known as bags, is a fun game to play at a cookout. But, there are competitors in our area this weekend who take the game much more seriously.

2/8/2019

article Iowa lawmakers are writing a whole new bill on sports betting after debates this week
(Iowa) -- Lawmakers debated four bills to legalize sports betting this week, and none of them are going anywhere. Instead, legislators will use the hours and hours of...

2/7/2019

article Governor not showing her hand in sports gambling debate
(Iowa) -- Governor Kim Reynolds is offering few public clues about her views on how a bill legalizing sports betting should be structured. “I’m going to...
article Iowa Horsemen Seek Sports Wagering License
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association announced today their intent to become the single license holder in Iowa for sports wagering....
article Indianapolis development firm eyed for former casino site in Cedar Rapids
(Iowa) -- An Indianapolis development firm vying to lead the lengthy redevelopment of First & First West foresees an investment of more than $50 million on the site...

2/6/2019

article Iowa Lottery Says it is Already Prepared to Take Sports Bets if Lawmakers Give Them Green Light
(Iowa) -- On Wednesday the Iowa legislature began what will likely be a long conversation over legalizing sports gambling in Iowa. A legislative subcommittee considered...
article Possibility of sports betting draws multiple potential stakeholders
(Iowa) -- If sports betting is to be made legal in Iowa, there is no shortage of agencies and organizations that want their piece of the action. State legislative...

2/4/2019

article Does sports betting belong in casinos or grocery stores? Iowa Legislature begins deciding
(Iowa) -- A battle over who will benefit from legalized sports betting in Iowa will soon arrive at the Capitol, bringing with it competition ingrained in high-stakes...

1/28/2019

article Lawmakers, casinos preparing for potential sports betting legalization
(Iowa) -- Iowa lawmakers may soon address a new form of revenue: legalizing sports gambling- and some in the business say preparations are already being made, and it may...

1/26/2019

article Lawmakers, casinos preparing for potential sports betting legalization
(Iowa) -- Iowa lawmakers may soon address a new form of revenue: legalizing sports gambling- and some in the business say preparations are already being made, and it may...
article Sports betting bill coming, lawmakers say
(Iowa) -- Every Iowan who wants to place a bet on their favorite baseball or football team would be impacted by a proposal that area lawmakers expect to spend a lot of...
article Sports Betting Likely To Legalize “Mobile Wagering”
(Iowa) -- A key member of the Iowa House says there’s a “very good shot” sports betting will be legalized in Iowa this year – and he predicts the...

1/24/2019

article Forbes: Iowa sports betting laws require thorough vetting
(Iowa) -- The future of sports betting in Iowa may change dramatically in the relatively near future. A United States Supreme Court ruling last May allowed states to set...
article ‘Good shot’ at legalized sports betting in Iowa this year, key lawmaker says
(Iowa) -- Sports betting has “a very good shot” of being legalized in Iowa this year, a key state lawmaker says. An unsuccessful attempt last year to pass...

1/16/2019

article Prairie Meadows announces sports betting partnership with William Hill
(Iowa) -- Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino on Wednesday announced a partnership that will make William Hill, one of the world's leading betting and gaming...
article Prairie Meadows Casino including potential sports betting area in remodel plans
(Iowa) -- Legalizing sports betting is one issue the Iowa Legislature is expected to take up in this new session, and the state-licensed casinos are preparing to get...
article Prairie Meadows Partners With William Hill Pending Iowa Sports Betting Law
(Iowa) -- An Iowa casino is making plans for sports betting in advance of possible legalization this year. On Tuesday, Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino announced a...

1/12/2019

article GOP leader says ‘good chance’ sports book legalized in Iowa this year
(Iowa) -- The 2019 Iowa legislature convenes on Monday and odds are that lawmakers will consider a bill to make it legal to bet on sporting events. “I think we...

1/10/2019

article Dubuque chamber, state lawmakers talk taxes, sports betting
(Iowa) -- Dubuque-area business leaders will watch closely as state lawmakers consider further reforming Iowa’s tax code and possibly turn to sports gambling to...

1/9/2019

article Sports gambling debate a sure bet at Statehouse
(Iowa) -- It’s a sure bet sports wagering will be debated this year in the Iowa Capitol, and Statehouse leaders expect robust discussions. “I know we’...

1/8/2019

article GOP leader says ‘good chance’ sports book legalized in Iowa this year
(Iowa) -- The 2019 Iowa legislature convenes on Monday and odds are that lawmakers will consider a bill to make it legal to bet on sporting events.

1/2/2019

article Iowa’s Casinos on Track to Pay State Hundreds of Millions of Dollars
(Iowa) -- The state’s top gambling regulator says Iowa’s casino industry appears on track to pay the State of Iowa about 320 million dollars in taxes during...

12/20/2018

article Iowa Lawmakers Look to Online Lottery Sales for More Revenues
(Iowa) -- Summary: Lawmakers in the state of Iowa are considering allowing ticket sales online via a website and mobile application. Online gambling continues to be a...

12/15/2018

article Man arrested for failing to disclose conviction on gaming job application
(Iowa) -- A Waterloo man has been arrested for allegedly failing to disclose his criminal history when he applied for a job at the Isle Casino Hotel. Adam Christopher...

12/11/2018

article Playing the Iowa Lottery? There could be an app for that
(Iowa) -- Iowa Lottery officials who believe they’ve “pulled the rabbit out of the hat as many times as we can” to increase sales are now proposing to...

11/30/2018

article Woman arrested for false statements on gaming license application
(Iowa) -- A Waterloo woman has been arrested for allegedly concealing her criminal history when she applied for a job at the local casino. Police allege Nicole Marie...

11/26/2018

article CCDA hears sports betting update
(Iowa) -- The Wild Rose Casino and Resort is taking steps to prepare for the potential implementation of sports betting in Iowa. Wild Rose Resort and Casino General...

11/19/2018

article Jefferson casino pays $10,000 for accounting error
(Iowa) -- The Wild Rose Casino in Jefferson will pay $10,000 for an accounting error. The administrator of the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission, Brian Ohorilko, says...

11/17/2018

article Prairie Meadows introduces first Siamese Baccarat table in the US
(Iowa) -- To meet a heightened demand among its players, Prairie Meadows is adding a new, larger baccarat table that the casino says is the first of its kind in the U.S...

11/9/2018

article Iowa Greyhound Park sees wagers soar, faces long-term issues
(Iowa) -- Wagering soared at the Iowa Greyhound Park in Dubuque this year, but the state's only dog track still faces a host of problems that leave its future in...

11/1/2018

article In response to recent mass shootings, Prairie Meadows adds rapid response team
(Iowa) -- In response to recent mass shootings across the U.S., Prairie Meadows has launched a new rapid response team to help protect visitors at its casino, racetrack...

10/28/2018

article Rhythm City Casino raises money for River Bend Foodbank
(Iowa) -- During the month of September, Rhythm City Casino Resort club members played the slot machines and raised money to fight hunger. Participating members could...

10/23/2018

article Gaming advocate suggests sports betting in Iowa
(Iowa) -- In May, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal ban on wagering on sports. The head of the Iowa organization that represents the state’s commercial...

9/20/2018

article All Counties Get Casino Money, But Amounts Vary Widely
(Iowa) -- At the Wild Rose Casino in Jefferson, Connie Wehmeyer says she likes the slots tournaments, the free Tuesday donuts and the fact that Wild Rose puts money into...

9/18/2018

article Reynolds, Hubbell: Don't rush legalizing Iowa sports bets
(Iowa) -- Neither Gov. Kim Reynolds nor Fred Hubbell, her Democratic challenger, appear to be in any rush to legalize sports betting in Iowa. Reynolds told reporters...
article Strong August financials cap red-hot summer for Dubuque casinos
(Iowa) -- Dubuque casinos reported a combined 5.5 percent increase in revenue in August, capping a summer that provided many reasons for optimism.

9/1/2018

article Brew Brothers bring fast-casual dining to Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo (PHOTOS)
(Iowa) -- Torta Di Mele Fritta. Whether you speak Italian, pronounce the phrase phonetically or simply point to it on the menu, the dessert that arrives at your table in...

8/25/2018

article Meyer Lansky: A man of many faces
(Iowa) -- Husband, father, businessman, gangster. Meyer Lansky’s life encompassed them all. But who was he really, and what brought him to Council Bluffs in 1941?...

8/22/2018

article Iowa casino revenue up 1.2 percent
(Iowa) -- Iowa’s 19 casinos drew $1.46 billion in revenue last year, up 1.2 percent over 2016. That marked the third year of what the American Gaming Association...

8/18/2018

article Iowa needs just a little more Vegas
(Iowa) -- Election machine and social engineering vulnerabilities were at the top of my mind as we headed to DEFCON. Returning, however, my thoughts centered on the Iowa...

8/10/2018

article Dismissal of Iowa casino lawsuit ends long legal battle
(Iowa) -- The dismissal of a lawsuit in Iowa involving the former Argosy Sioux City riverboat casino owner and its nonprofit partner has ended years of litigation.

8/7/2018

article Visitors to Iowa Casinos Down
(Iowa) -- Visitors to Iowa casinos dropped from 21-point-eight million last fiscal year to 20-point-seven million this year, while overall revenue was up slightly to...

8/6/2018

article Keokuk considers options for former Rhythm City Casino barge
(Iowa) -- Almost a year after its removal from Davenport’s riverfront, the former Rhythm City Casino barge’s future is up for grabs. While talks of turning...
article Two organizations working to increase awareness of problem gambling
(Iowa) -- Nine out of 10 Iowans gamble, and while most people its just a fun recreational activity, for others, it can become an addiction. This week is National...

8/3/2018

article Casino revenue tops $1.46 billion in Iowa
(Iowa) -- State-licensed casinos in Iowa saw a slight bump in revenue in the 2018 fiscal year even though attendance lagged due to weather and economic factors,...

8/1/2018

article Keokuk continues to eye commercial development for former Rhythm City Casino barge
(Iowa) -- Almost a year after its removal from Davenport’s riverfront, the former Rhythm City Casino barge’s future here is up for grabs. While talks of...

7/24/2018

article Iowa casinos have had a positive and lasting impact on residents and workers
(Iowa) -- As part of its Get to Know Gaming initiative, which most recently focused on gaming in Iowa, the American Gaming Association (AGA) has published an...

7/23/2018

article American Gaming Association study finds $2.5 billion casino impact on state
(Iowa) -- A report by the American Gaming Association finds the impact of the 19 state-licensed casinos is bigger than previously estimates. Iowa Gaming Association...

7/20/2018

article Iowa tax revenue grows, fueled by federal income tax change
(Iowa) -- Iowa’s overall tax revenue increased 4 percent in the past 12 months compared to 1.6 percent growth the previous year, the Legislative Services Agency...

7/19/2018

article Gaming association brings promotional campaign to Des Moines
(Iowa) -- When companies hold ceremonial groundbreakings to announce facility openings or expansions, oftentimes surrounded by community leaders and public officials,...

7/12/2018

article Burlington casino pays $20,000 state penalty after tax reporting error
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission approved a fine of $20,000 today for the Catfish Bend Casino in Burlington for an error in gambling tax reporting.

7/8/2018

article Legalized Sports Betting Imminent in Iowa
(Iowa) -- The United States Supreme Court’s recent ruling that sports betting can be legalized throughout the country has led to a race by individual states to...
article OUR OPINION: Sports betting is a win-win for Siouxland
(Iowa) -- If you’ve ever tossed money into a football, basketball or baseball pool, you’ve been a part of sports betting. Now, with the Supreme Court saying...

7/6/2018

article Lawmaker Says Everyone Is ‘All In’ For Legalizing Iowa Sports Betting Next Year
(Iowa) -- Gambling interests in Iowa are gearing up for another push to legalize sports betting. Leading the charge is Rep. Jake Highfill, who says the issue has...

7/5/2018

article Iowa lawmakers, casinos, lottery 'all in' for sports betting
(Iowa) -- It’s estimated that Americans spend somewhere between $100 billion and $150 billion annually on illegal sports betting. Following a U.S. Supreme Court...

6/28/2018

article Public and private hunger for gambling profits points to 'corrosive effects' of gambling
(Iowa) -- Earlier this month, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Des Moines released a statement that said nearly $850,000 in grants issued by Polk County to private...

6/19/2018

article Report: A mixed month for Dubuque's 2 casinos
(Iowa) -- Dubuque casinos achieved mixed results last month, with one facility seeing an uptick in revenue and another seeing a slight decline. Q Casino and Hotel...

6/5/2018

article BLOG: Iowa Tribe of OK Resets with Grey Snow Poker
(Oklahoma) -- The Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma has been trying to launch an online poker site since 2015. The project has been through the courts, software platform changes,...

5/26/2018

article CAL THOMAS: Gambling on sports: A bad bet on many levels
(Iowa) -- Human nature being what it is it should come as no shock that the next level of approved gambling in America is sports betting. States already have casinos,...

5/23/2018

article Casino looks forward to sports betting
(Iowa) -- Now that the United States Supreme Court has ruled that it is unconstitutional to ban online sports gambling, the question is how this will affect local...

5/14/2018

article Iowa free to legalize sports betting, but it won't happen soon
(Iowa) -- Iowa is free to legalize sports gambling thanks to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling delivered Monday. Some proponents in the state are lamenting a missed...
article Iowa Gaming Association ready to push for sports betting law again after federal ruling
(Iowa) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned a law which limited sports betting to the state of Nevada.
article Iowa will consider sports betting in wake of U.S. Supreme Court ruling
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Legislature will consider a bill to legalize sports betting statewide next year in the wake of Monday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that strikes...

4/14/2018

article Sioux City casino to pay $20K penalty for underage gambler
(Iowa) -- Officials say the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Sioux City has agreed to pay a $20,000 penalty for letting an underage person gamble. The casino's...

4/13/2018

article Casino to pay $20K penalty for underage gambler
(Iowa) -- Officials say the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Sioux City has agreed to pay a $20,000 penalty for letting an underage person gamble. The casino’s...

4/9/2018

article Iowa Riverboat Casino Settles Revenue-Sharing Lawsuit for $1.5M
(Iowa) -- The owners of a former Sioux City, Iowa, riverboat casino have agreed to pay $1.5 million to a nonprofit group that had filed a lawsuit over unpaid revenue-...

4/7/2018

article Iowa riverboat casino settles lawsuit for $1.5M
(Iowa) -- The owners of a former Sioux City riverboat casino have agreed to pay $1.5 million to a nonprofit group that had filed a lawsuit over unpaid revenue-sharing...

3/25/2018

article New redemption bill considered in Iowa
(Iowa) -- Legislation aimed at bringing Dave and Buster's FEC chain to the US state of Iowa is set to go before the Governor for consideration.

3/21/2018

article Dubuque casino numbers drop in February, but local industry has reasons for optimism
(Iowa) -- Dubuque’s casinos collectively saw a 6.4 percent decline in gaming revenues during the month of February, reflecting a rough stretch for facilities...

3/20/2018

article Dave & Buster's bill heads to Gov. Reynolds' desk, despite gambling fears
(Iowa) -- Legislation aimed at bringing the Dave & Buster's restaurant and arcade chain to Iowa is headed to Gov. Kim Reynolds' desk for her consideration....

3/12/2018

article Endowment fund sends gambling money to counties without casinos
(Iowa) -- The president of the Iowa Gaming Association presented the annual report on the County Endowment Fund during the recent meeting of the Iowa Racing and Gaming...

3/9/2018

article Iowa Casinos Submit Updated Security Plans
(Iowa) -- When Sioux City’s Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and other Iowa casinos went through their license renewal process this past week, they also submitted new...
article Iowa gaming regulator renews commercial casino licenses
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission held its most recent meeting on Tuesday morning and reportedly renewed every one of the 19 licenses attached to the...

3/7/2018

article Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission Renews Casino Licenses
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission renewed the licenses for the 19 casinos it oversees during its meeting this week. The state issues one license to the...

2/22/2018

article Casino 'holding its own'
(Iowa) -- Through terminal video gaming across the river and two gambling boats gone land-side, the Wild Rose Casino and Resorts in Clinton is holding ground.

2/18/2018

article New hotel, possible sports betting on the table for Great River Entertainment
(Iowa) -- As an entertainment hub of southeast Iowa, Great River Entertainment, which includes Catfish Bend Casino, Fun City and Pzazz, does not plan to stop expanding...

2/6/2018

article Bigger Prizes Proposed for Games of Skill; Casinos Object
(Iowa) -- Games of skill played in retail establishments for non-cash prizes would be expanded under proposed legislation at the statehouse, but some Iowa casinos are...
article Restaurant and arcade chain seeks change in Iowa law
(Iowa) -- Dave and Buster’s — a national chain of restaurants with video arcades — wants to expand in Iowa and give customers prizes like PlayStations...

1/29/2018

article North Iowa man arrested for punching, damaging gaming machine at Diamond Jo Casino
(Iowa) -- A North Iowa man is accused of breaking the screen of a gaming machine at Diamond Jo Casino early Saturday morning.

1/6/2018

article Malfunction prompts evacuation of Waterloo casino hotel
(Iowa) -- A technical malfunction caused the evacuation of the Isle Casino Hotel in Waterloo, Saturday evening. It happened around 7:00 p.m. One patron told TV9 she was...

1/5/2018

article Casinos in Marquette, Davenport fined for violations of self gambling ban
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission handed out fines to two casinos Thursday for three violations involving people who had banned themselves from gambling.
article Water from frozen pipes that burst damages Iowa casino
(Iowa) -- Water from frozen water pipes that burst has damaged a casino resort in northwest Iowa. Subzero temperatures outside froze the fire system pipes at the Grand...

12/15/2017

article Iowa’s Casinos Are Betting Their Salvation on Sports
(Iowa) -- They’re taking a chance. Gambling in Iowa isn’t what it used to be, with sagging revenues and a moratorium on new casinos. But gaming entrepreneurs believe...

12/13/2017

article Corbett supports legalizing sports betting in Iowa
(Iowa) -- Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron Corbett said Wednesday he would favor legalizing sports betting in Iowa if the U.S. Supreme Court opens that option to...
article GOP candidate Corbett calls for legalized sports betting, if court allows
(Iowa) -- Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett, a Republican candidate for governor, today said the state can raise millions in new taxes for the mental health system by...

12/10/2017

article Waterloo may seek casino grant for University landscaping
(Iowa) -- The city may ask for a cut of casino gaming revenue to help spruce up the University Avenue corridor. Waterloo City Council members will be asked Monday to...

12/1/2017

article Council Bluffs officials will ask courts to block tribal casino
(Iowa) -- Leaders in the western Iowa city of Council Bluffs say they'll ask the courts to block a proposed tribal casino in a nearby city. Government leaders in...

11/25/2017

article OP/ED: Iowa casino market remains saturated
(Iowa) -- Members of the Black Hawk County Gaming Association were obviously pleased with the vote Nov. 16 that denied a casino license to all three proposals for a new...

11/11/2017

article Why GOP-led Iowa doesn't support free market for casinos
(Iowa) -- Much of American industry is based on a free market where competition spurs better products and lower prices and determines which businesses thrive or fail.

10/25/2017

article Iowa's greyhound racing park faces uncertain future
(Iowa) -- Revenue increased last season at Iowa's only greyhound racing operation, but the track's future is uncertain because it depends on temporary funding...

10/24/2017

article Around 550 Iowans Request Removal of Lifetime Gambling Ban
(Iowa) -- The Iowa gambling regulator has revealed that around 550 state residents that had previously opted for lifetime self-exclusion from gambling have submitted the...

10/16/2017

article Three casinos given penalties for banned gambler violations
(Iowa) -- Three casinos in the state agreed to pay penalties during the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission’s recent meeting for violations involving those who had...

10/15/2017

article OP/ED: Can Monster force open the door to legal online gambling in the U.S.?
(California) -- You’ve probably heard of Monster, also known as Monster Cable, and now, you’re about to hear a lot more about it for reasons totally...

10/12/2017

article Analyst: Iowa casinos are increasingly local attractions
(Iowa) -- Casinos in Iowa increasingly are local attractions and not destinations, bolstering the potential of how much new money a downtown Cedar Rapids casino could...
article Recap of Thursday’s gaming commission meeting
(Iowa) -- Iowa’s gaming regulators completed one of their finals steps before deciding which— if any— of the Cedar Rapids casino proposals are worthy...
article With future generations in mind, Iowa's Meskwaki tribe looks to diversify business profile
(Iowa) -- The Meskwaki Nation has long been known for its marquee casino and bingo hall. Now, 25 years after the casino opened, the tribe is expanding its business...

10/4/2017

article Native American Tribe In Oklahoma Snags Online Poker License From Isle Of Man
(Oklahoma) -- A Native American tribe located within Oklahoma says that it has made history by receiving an internet gambling license from the Isle of Man, located some...

9/26/2017

article Iowa Lottery says winners’ Social Security numbers posted
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Lottery says the Social Security numbers of nearly 3,000 Iowa Lottery winners were inadvertently posted to a website this month.

9/23/2017

article Building casinos downtown grows more popular in Sioux City
(Iowa) -- As the license for the Argosy riverboat casino was expiring a few years ago, Sioux City officials wanted to renew it but move gambling to downtown, which was...

9/3/2017

article Fun the name of the game at Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo
(Iowa) -- Michele Murphy has a great time at work. As an employee of Isle Casino Hotel, that’s as it should be, she said. “The guests come here to have fun,...

8/31/2017

article Rhythm Casino barge move finally underway
(Iowa) -- After several starts-and-stops and a few frustrating delays, the former Rhythm City Casino barge and canopy is finally being dismantled and moved down to...

8/13/2017

article Editorial: Nothing’s changed: Iowa still has plenty of casinos
(Iowa) -- Even after a new state casino license was denied for Linn County just three years ago, three separate casino projects in Cedar Rapids are now under...

8/2/2017

article Iowa casinos participating in Responsible Gaming Education Week
(Iowa) -- Iowa’s 19 state-licensed casinos are making an extra effort to reach out to customers this week as part of Responsible Gaming Education Week.

7/23/2017

article State profit from Iowa Lottery drops $7M from last year
(Iowa) -- The state has shared the lack of luck with people who played Iowa Lottery games over the last fiscal year. Lottery figures released Thursday show the lottery...

7/17/2017

article Iowa casinos face penalties for gambling violations
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission has found two casinos in the state to be in violation of the self-ban on gambling just recently, settling penalties for...

7/16/2017

article Casinos in Davenport and Riverside fined for banned gambler violations
(Iowa) -- Two Iowa casinos were assessed penalties this week by the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission for violations of the self-ban on gambling.

7/14/2017

article Opinion: Pitching optimism to skeptics
(Iowa) -- So we were served our annual cocktail of Iowa gambling revenue numbers this week, for the fiscal year just ended. But is our $1.45 billion glass half-full or...

7/11/2017

article Casinos moved to land in eastern Iowa help state to small revenue increase
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission reports a slight increase in gross revenues as the 19 state-licensed casinos counted their chips at the end of the fiscal...
article Iowa casino revenue shows modest growth; Diamond Jo in Northwood reports decline
(Iowa) -- Overall revenue for Iowa’s 19 state-licensed casinos grew modestly in fiscal 2017, but the increase was driven mostly by upgraded Quad-City facilities...
article Post-CF project, Hard Rock revenues drop
(Iowa) -- Gaming revenue at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City fell by $6 million in fiscal 2017 as thousands of temporary construction workers who frequented...

7/10/2017

article Iowa casino revenue shows modest growth
(Iowa) -- Revenue for Iowa’s 19 state-licensed casinos grew modestly in fiscal 2017, but the increase was driven mostly by upgraded Quad-City facilities. Twelve...

7/8/2017

article Riverside Casino in Iowa to spend $10 million to update and remodel
(Iowa) -- In Iowa, the state’s Racing and Gaming Commission has unanimously approved a request by the Riverside Casino and Golf Resort to spend $10 million to...

7/7/2017

article $10 million update and remodeling of Riverside Casino planned
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission unanimously approved a request by the Riverside Casino and Golf Resort to reinvest $10 million to update and remodel the...

7/4/2017

article Iowa Lottery dealing with change in law covering gambling self-ban
(Iowa) -- The state law that allowed someone to sign a lifetime self-ban for gambling changed July 1st to give people the option of also signing a 5-year ban. Anyone who...

6/29/2017

article Iowa Lottery to strengthen security
(Iowa) -- Iowa Lottery authorities are set to improve the security of the tickets, as there was allegations that a failure spotted years ago is still present in the...

6/26/2017

article Iowa Supreme Court overturns conviction in lottery scandal, but it may not save Tipton from prison
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday overturned the conviction of a lottery employee implicated in a nationwide fixing scandal, saying his trial over a rigged $16....

6/24/2017

article Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is in the running for best in the nation
(Iowa) -- Could the best casino in the U.S. actually be located outside of Las Vegas? The answer may be yes -- and even more surprising for some -- it could turn out to...

6/20/2017

article Riverside Casino getting $10 Million makeover
(Iowa) -- Riverside Casino will get a $10 million face-lift. The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission approved the remodeling plan. It will include an LED light show in...

6/19/2017

article Regulators reviewing rules for self gambling bans as law is about to change
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission is reviewing the way lifetime gambling bans are handled as a major change in the law approaches. Commission administrator...

6/15/2017

article Iowa side casinos celebrate first year on land with IRGC
(Iowa) -- Two casinos in the Iowa Quad Cities are celebrating their first year on land after a quarter-century of gaming on the Mississippi River. Rhythm City Casino...

6/5/2017

article Reynolds defends private jet use, says she may do it again
(Iowa) -- Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds is defending her use of a jet owned by a wealthy businessman who is lobbying the state to build a casino, and Reynolds said she might do...

6/4/2017

article APNewsBreak: New governor toured Iowa on casino tycoon's jet
(Iowa) -- For her first trip across Iowa as governor, Republican Kim Reynolds sought and accepted the free use of a jet owned by a wealthy businessman who is lobbying...

5/24/2017

article Davenport casino authority gives out $1.2M in grants
(Iowa) -- Area nonprofit agencies received $1.2 million in free money Wednesday. It was the spring grant cycle of the Regional Development Authority in which 57 groups...

5/23/2017

article Bettendorf casino authority hands out $1.58M in grants
(Iowa) -- The Scott County Regional Authority announced $1,577,243 in grants to 65 projects and organizations during a news conference Tuesday in Davenport.

5/9/2017

article Keokuk prepared to accept Davenport casino barge
(Iowa) -- A Davenport casino finally has a taker for a barge that once was its home as Keokuk city officials say they'll accept the barge with plans to use it for...
article Keokuk prepared to accept Rhythm City Casino barge
(Iowa) -- The Rhythm City Casino Resort has a taker for its barge. Keokuk City Administrator Aaron Burnett said the City Council unanimously approved a motion...

5/2/2017

article Casino, eastern Iowa city to partner on $1.1M park project
(Iowa) -- A casino will team up with a city in eastern Iowa to build a $1.1 million park along the Mississippi River where a riverboat casino stood for many years.

4/24/2017

article Growing pains: New casino has pros, cons for Iowa town
(Iowa) -- A small community northwest of the metro is experiencing growing pains since the opening of a new casino. The Wild Rose Casino in Jefferson opened in August of...
article Iowa poker revenue grows 3.4% in March
(Iowa) -- Iowa's poker rooms and tables have reported a 3.4% growth in revenue for March 2017. Its 78 poker tables generated $882,000 in March, according to figures...

4/21/2017

article Casino numbers down from ’16, but up from ’15
(Iowa) -- It was good news/bad news when the Southeast Iowa Regional Riverboat Commission met Tuesday. The good news is the projects under way at the casino for the past...

4/18/2017

article Judge denies Argosy's motion to dismiss nonprofit lawsuit
(Iowa) -- A federal judge on Tuesday denied the former Argosy Sioux City riverboat casino owners' motion to dismiss a lawsuit concerning nearly $2 million in revenue...

4/7/2017

article Clinton first non-racing casino to offer off-track betting
(Iowa) -- A Clinton casino has become the first in Iowa without live racing to offer off-track betting. Wild Rose Casino and Resort in Clinton has installed 56...
article Iowa casino debuting simulcast horse, dog racing
(Iowa) -- Iowans looking to bet on video simulcasts of horse and dog races will no longer have to go to a casino with live racing to make their wagers. On Friday, Wild...
article Wild Rose Casino debuts para-mutuel betting
(Iowa) -- Wild Rose Casino and Resort in Clinton has become the first Iowa casino to offer off-track betting. The first day of wagering included races from 16 different...

3/27/2017

article Casino barge on agenda
(Iowa) -- The Clinton City Council on Tuesday will discuss the possibility of obtaining a former Davenport gambling and casino barge. The Rhythm City Barge has sat...

3/21/2017

article Iowa to regulate lifetime ban for gamblers
(Iowa) -- Iowa passed a legislation last week that would allow problem gamblers to enter a gaming floor five years after the initial issuance of a gambling ban. After...

3/14/2017

article Isle of Capri, Casino Queen wrap up deal
(Iowa) -- Isle of Capri Casinos Inc. has wrapped up its $40 million sale of an Iowa casino to an affiliate of the Casino Queen. The sale of the Lady Luck Casino...

3/11/2017

article Iowa court says impact of new casino on existing ones valid
(Iowa) -- Iowa's gambling regulators may consider the economic impact of proposed casinos on existing ones when deciding new casino license applications, the Iowa...

3/10/2017

article Court upholds Iowa gambling commission’s licensing practices
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Supreme Court says the state’s gambling regulators may consider the impact of proposed casinos on existing ones when deciding new casino license...
article Iowa court says impact of new casino on existing ones valid
(Iowa) -- Iowa’s gambling regulators may consider the economic impact of proposed casinos on existing ones when deciding new casino license applications, the Iowa...

3/9/2017

article Editorial: Casino audits should remain public record
(Iowa) -- Like many states today, revenue from casinos around Iowa has become a substantial component of the state’s economy. In 2015, Iowa’s casinos paid...

3/8/2017

article Casinos in Council Bluffs and Northwood fined for gambling violations
(Iowa) -- Two Iowa casinos were issued penalties from the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission Tuesday for gambling violations. Harrah’s Casino in Council Bluffs was...

3/7/2017

article Cannibals before the high court
(Iowa) -- It didn’t get much attention at the time, but oral arguments in a local attorney’s lawsuit against the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission are...

3/6/2017

article Rick's Six: Windy with showers, roads update, body found and casino barge
(Iowa) -- 1. Breezy with showers later today. A good Monday to all. Some wind, some rain and an enhanced risk of grass fires top the weather today.

3/4/2017

article OP/ED: Fighting to help you gain access to public records
(Iowa) -- Casino gambling is not just any business. Last year, gamblers plunked $13.7 billion into slot machines in Iowa, and casinos kept $1.3 billion of that. Iowans...

3/3/2017

article Editorial: Casino finances shouldn't be secret
(Iowa) -- What happens to all the money gamblers drop in slot machines and toss on blackjack tables in Iowa’s 19 state-regulated casinos? We know because Iowa law...

2/17/2017

article Time to mandate Emergency Medical Services in Iowa?
(Iowa) -- Since the November, 2016, General Election, it's been said: the rural areas have spoken - the heartland has felt left out - the cities and big counties...

2/13/2017

article Three proposals for a casino license in Iowa
(Iowa) -- Iowa State would possibly host a new casino in Cedar Rapids, the largest city of Linn County. Local authorities will debate this week the potential project to...

2/12/2017

article Cedar Rapids casino backers 'thread the needle' with options
(Iowa) -- A new push for a casino in Cedar Rapids is getting support locally from people saying it would be a good addition to downtown, but there’s also...

2/1/2017

article Prairie Meadows CEO takes home $200k bonus
(Iowa) -- Prairie Meadows' board gave CEO Gary Palmer a nearly 40 percent bonus Wednesday, which is at least $198,000. The bonus was based on Palmer’s...

1/31/2017

article Long-running Iowa casino dispute gets court date
(Iowa) -- In Iowa, a long-running legal dispute between the owner of the former Argosy Sioux City and the shuttered riverboat casino’s past operator, Penn National...

1/9/2017

article Osceola casino ownership change moves ahead
(Iowa) -- The change in ownership of the Lakeside Casino in Osceola is almost complete after state gambling regulators gave their approval during a meeting last week....

1/5/2017

article Online gaming operators skirt law, critics say
(Iowa) -- The director of an Iowa horse racing group was in Waterloo Thursday to urge action from the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission against unlicensed online horse...
article Dubuque plans to freeze some jobs due to casino revenue decrease
(Iowa) -- Competition from casinos in Iowa and gaming in surrounding states is causing a city-owned casino in Dubuque to adjust its budgets for the year. Gaming revenues...

12/25/2016

article Court rules Davenport violated Iowa Open Records Act
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Court of Appeals this week ruled the City of Davenport violated the Iowa Open Records Act twice in relation to the city's involvement with a land-...

12/22/2016

article Officials say Altoona casino retains non-profit status
(Iowa) -- Officials at Prairie Meadows casino say the Internal Revenue Service has withdrawn its challenge of the Altoona center’s tax exempt status. Prairie...
article Prairie Meadows can keep its tax-exempt status, IRS says
(Iowa) -- Prairie Meadows will keep its federal tax-exempt status, ending a battle that could have cost the Altoona casino upward of $60 million, officials announced...

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