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A bill that would direct the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission to study how the state’s casinos might run on-line poker games has cleared a key senate committee.

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10/22/2014

article Officials: Construction of Iowa casino on track
(Iowa) -- Officials say the construction of a casino in Jefferson remains on schedule despite some unfavorable weather. The Wild Rose Jefferson company says construction...

10/16/2014

article Casino reps, foes make pitch to aldermen
(Iowa) -- When trying to find the right location in Davenport for his land-based casino, Scott County Casino CEO Dan Kehl said that four sites along Interstate 80 were...

10/9/2014

article Consultant chosen to divvy up greyhound racing buyout
(Iowa) -- A New Jersey company that has helped state lotteries and gaming authorities adjust to online gaming and assess market support for casino development will help...

10/6/2014

article Closed Sioux City riverboat casino expected to float away this week
(Iowa) -- The riverboat casino in Sioux City that’s been closed for two months will be leaving its Sioux City dock soon. The former “Argosy Belle” and...

10/5/2014

article Sold. One floating riverboat casino in Iowa
(Iowa) -- The owner of the former Argosy floating casino in Sioux City has sold the three-deck boat and two barges. Mike's Inc., an Illinois company, says it...

10/1/2014

article Keep public money out of casinos
(Iowa) -- Casino patrons are systematically cheated by unscrupulous, unethical fellow humans who manipulate the odds of their gambling games. There appears to be a...

9/29/2014

article Hatch questions Branstad leadership
(Iowa) -- As a property developer in Cedar Rapids’ Oak Hill Jackson neighborhood, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jack Hatch has had a front row seat to flood...

9/18/2014

article 8,000 “problem” gamblers in Iowa
(Iowa) -- Gambling is a very popular pastime in the state of Iowa, although many people hardly consider themselves gamblers. Fantasy football has taken gambling to a new...
article Iowa problem gamblers growing; 1 in 5 Iowans negatively affected by gambling
(Iowa) -- The number of adult Iowans exhibiting problem gambling behavior has increased to 16 percent, 369,000 people, according to a recently released survey by the...

9/16/2014

article Gambling jumps in popularity in Iowa
(Iowa) -- Gambling has become more popular in Iowa lately, but the number of Iowans becoming addicted to it is holding steady, a new survey shows.
article Study: more Iowa adults gambled in 2013
(Iowa) -- A just-released study estimates nearly 1.8 million Iowans gambled last year. Researchers found nine percent more Iowa adults gambled in 2013, compared to 2011...
article More than three-fourth of Iowans gamble
(Iowa) -- The number of Iowans who gamble jumped 9 percent from 2011 to 2013, according to a study published Tuesday.

9/2/2014

article Proposed casino will ruin future residential growth, neighbors say
(Iowa) -- The proposal for a seven-story casino and hotel isn't sitting well with some Davenport residents. Several who said they represented the 90 homes that make...

8/27/2014

article City gets first look at land-based casino
(Iowa) -- Scott County Casino's vision for its land-based Rhythm City Casino is now in the hands of Davenport's planning department.
article Former Mystique employee suing casino over firing
(Iowa) -- A former Mystique Casino employee is suing the casino, claiming she was fired because she would not dress more femininely.

8/25/2014

article Chamberlin to leave Riverboat Development Authority
(Iowa) -- The search began for a new president and CEO after Mary Ellen Chamberlin announced she will retire from the Riverboat Development Authority at the end of 2014.

8/24/2014

article RDA opens application process for CEO
(Iowa) -- The Riverboat Development Authority's search for a new president begins today, giving candidates two weeks to apply. Mary Ellen Chamberlin, current...

8/15/2014

article Branstad, Hatch differ on gaming regulation
(Iowa) -- Gov. Terry Branstad is taking a status-quo view of state gaming regulation, while state Sen. Jack Hatch — his 2014 Democratic opponent — wants...

8/12/2014

article Online lotto sales? Iowa Lottery is looking into it
(Iowa) -- Wally McCoy regularly heads to to the counter, hoping for some help from Lady Luck as he buys his lottery tickets. "I like it," said McCoy, who lives...
article Despite court ruling city of Rock Island will continue to push for Jumer’s Crossing
(Iowa) -- It’s back to the drawing board for the city of Rock Island after a judge dealt their Jumer’s Crossing development plans a blow yesterday. However,...

8/11/2014

article Tama won’t seek new casino license approval
(Iowa) -- Tama County voters gave approval for the City of Tama to seek a casino license in 2006. That referendum vote was good for seven years and expires at the end of...
article Time is coming for online Iowa Lottery ticket sales, CEO says
(Iowa) -- Nothing seems farther away from the world of the smartphone, computer tablet and the future than the line at the grocery or convenience store to buy a lottery...

8/6/2014

article Gaming commission takes pause on applications
(Iowa) -- Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett has been looking to the Iowa Legislature for help since the moment the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission in April turned down...

8/4/2014

article Corbett proposes statewide gaming reform stew
(Iowa) -- There is more wrong with Iowa’s gaming industry and its 19 state-licensed casinos than an absence of a Cedar Rapids casino in the state’s second...
article Hard Rock staff has busy opening weekend
(Iowa) -- With opening weekend on the books, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino staffers and surrounding businesses were catching their breath Monday after serving bigger-than...
article OP/ED: Iowa needs Q-C gaming leadership
(Iowa) -- Our thanks to Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission members who issued a unanimous and unambiguous call for help to the Iowa legislature. On Thursday, all five...
article OP/ED: Seeking a pause in gaming applications is warranted
(Iowa) -- With the worry of an oversaturated casino market in the state, Iowa’s gaming commissioners said last week they will not accept new applications for...

8/2/2014

article Iowa gaming officials won't consider license proposals for 3 years
(Iowa) -- Members of the commission that oversees casino licenses in Iowa said Thursday they will not consider new license proposals for three years, but the panel...

8/1/2014

article Iowa gaming commission wants halt on new casino licenses for three years
(Iowa) -- State gaming commissioners said Thursday they will not welcome new applications for additional state casino licenses for the next three years.

7/31/2014

article Iowa Gaming Commission places 3-year pause on new casino applications
(Iowa) -- Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett has been looking to the Iowa Legislature for help since the moment the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission in April turned down...
article IRGC Chairman Warns of Casino Moratorium
(Iowa) -- Don't expect to be seeing any more new casinos popping up in Iowa. Officials with the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission say they won't be welcoming any...
article No new Iowa casino licenses for 3 years
(Iowa) -- Members of the commission that oversees casino licenses in Iowa said today they will not consider new license proposals for three years, but the panel stopped...
article Racing and Gaming: no new gambling licenses for now (Audio)
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission sent a unified message today that they are not interested in approving any new gambling licenses in the next few years.
article Racing, Gaming Commission won't consider any new casinos
(Iowa) -- The commission that oversees casino licenses in Iowa says it will not consider new projects for the next few years, but stopped short of imposing a formal...
article Two casinos in eastern Iowa pay penalties for gambling violations
(Iowa) -- Casinos in Burlington and Dubuque received fines today from the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission for violations. Commission administrator, Brian Ohorilko,...
article Riverboat casino ends operation in Sioux City
(Iowa) -- After fighting for months to remain open, Sioux City's floating casino has ended two decades of legalized gambling on the Missouri River. The Argosy Sioux...

7/30/2014

article Mechanical issue causes smoke haze at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
(Iowa) -- Smoke in an exercise room caused some anxious moments at the soon-to-open Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in downtown Sioux City on Wednesday.

7/29/2014

article County creates new process for gambling revenue grants
(Iowa) -- Woodbury County has created a competitive grant process to dole out gaming revenue to local groups in need of financial help. Previously, any interested agency...

7/28/2014

article Final city payment to Hard Rock waiting on occupancy permit
(Iowa) -- The new Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is set to open this Friday, but Sioux City officials say they're waiting to make the final payment of a $22-million...

7/26/2014

article New gaming reports point to Iowa slump
(Iowa) -- Iowa doubled down on negative gaming news Thursday. One report showed jobs, wages and revenues dipped at the state’s 18 commercial casinos last year.

7/24/2014

article New gaming reports point to Iowa slump
(Iowa) -- Iowa doubled down on negative gaming news Thursday in separate reports showing that jobs, wages and revenues dipped at the state’s 18 commercial casinos...

7/21/2014

article Casino’s June revenue down, looking up in July
(Iowa) -- Catfish Bend Casino and the Southeast Iowa Regional Riverboat Commission groups met Tuesday night at the Pzazz Convention and Events Center in Burlington. Rob...
article MRHD, SCE file motions resisting move by Argosy's owner to stay open
(Iowa) -- Both Missouri River Historical Development, that's the floating casino's former non-profit partner, and the Sioux City Entertainment, the owner of the...

7/18/2014

article Gambling revenue down slightly in the last fiscal year
(Iowa) -- The report for the end of the latest fiscal year shows a drop in the revenue generated by the 18 state casinos. The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission report...
article Iowa tax revenue down $200 million over past 12 months
(Iowa) -- Net revenue from all taxes deposited to state government in Iowa for the past 12 months totaled $7.325 billion, a decrease of $200.4 million, or negative 2.7...
article Riverboat casino appeals against closure
(Iowa) -- In the US, the Argosy Sioux City has filed an 11th-hour appeal with the Iowa Supreme Court to keep the riverboat casino from closing next week. In court...
article Iowa Supreme Court Issues Stay For Argosy Casino
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Supreme Court has potentially given the Argosy riverboat casino in Sioux City more time to stay open. The high court on Friday granted an emergency...

7/16/2014

article Iowa gambling receipts drop in fiscal 2014
(Iowa) -- State-licensed riverboats and racetrack-casinos operating in Iowa are coming off a second straight down year in which adjusted gross receipts fell by nearly 4...

7/11/2014

article Bettendorf casino admissions, revenues fall; declines higher than statewide gambling fall-off
(Iowa) -- The steady decade-long decline in admissions and revenue at Bettendorf's Isle of Capri casino continued during fiscal 2014. Admissions for the 12 months...

7/10/2014

article Ground broken for new casino near Jefferson in Greene County
(Iowa) -- Supporters and developers of the new casino in Greene County gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony today). Work got started on the site for the Wild Rose...
article Groundbreaking ceremony for Iowa casino is today
(Iowa) -- Construction equipment has begun dirt work on the recently approved casino in Jefferson, Iowa, but local and state officials are gathering to turn a few spades...

7/8/2014

article Bettendorf, gaming commission support land-based casino
(Iowa) -- Scott County stands to gain with increased revenues from a land-based casino in Bettendorf, state and local gaming and Bettendorf city officials say.

7/7/2014

article Move to new land-based casino in Bettendorf comes as rumors surface Isle seeking a buyer
(Iowa) -- About the same time the Isle of Capri Casino, Inc. was telling Bettendorf officials last week it plans to move from its riverboat to a land-based facility,...

7/3/2014

article Dock, casino projects take steps forward
(Iowa) -- Davenport aldermen advanced two resolutions that will aid major development projects — a land-based casino and The Dock restaurant — during the...
article Riverboat Casino Moving To Land
(Iowa) -- Regular customers love their riverboat casino. Brett Sanders says, "After work, I get paid every Friday so I come down here on the weekends with my dad...

6/27/2014

article Hard Rock Hotel & Casino taking shape as Argosy gets reprieve
(Iowa) -- The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City is scheduled to open Aug. 1. Meanwhile the Argosy Sioux City riverboat won't have to shut down as soon as...

6/26/2014

article Iowa panel won't suspend ruling on casino closing
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission has refused to suspend its order that the Argosy riverboat casino in Sioux City must close.

6/25/2014

article Iowa's OK of 19th gambling facility questioned
(Iowa) -- Iowa gambling regulators narrowly voted to approve the state’s first new casino in four years, but sent strong signals it’s likely to be the last...

6/22/2014

article Report: Nearly quarter of Iowa casino revenue comes from Nebraskans, where gambling is banned
(Nebraska) -- Iowa's gaming industry relies heavily on Nebraska gamblers for revenue and would lose a lot of business if its western neighbor decided to allow...
article Sioux City riverboat casino faces make or break week
(Iowa) -- With the clock ticking, Argosy Sioux City's owner this week embarks on a last-ditch effort to save the embattled riverboat casino. The Iowa Racing and...

6/15/2014

article Iowa gambling regulators ponder casino moratorium
(Iowa) -- Iowa gambling regulators last week narrowly voted to approve the state’s first new casino in four years but sent strong signals it’s likely to be...
article July statement from regulators likely to put hold on new gambling licenses
(Iowa) -- The gambling license awarded Greene County is likely the last opportunity for a new casino that’ll be approved by the Racing and Gaming Commission...

6/2/2014

article Jefferson casino hearing consumes five hours
(Iowa) -- More than 500 Greene County residents and other Iowans Thursday afternoon swelled the historic Sierra Community Theatre just a skip from the Jefferson town...
article New greyhound law makes for uncertain future
(Iowa) -- Iowa's new greyhound racing laws are drawing mixed reactions. On Friday, Gov. Terry Branstad signed legislation that will change Iowa's dog racing laws...

6/1/2014

article Iowa Dog Tracks become thing of the past
(Iowa) -- Governor Terry Branstad has approved a bill that will get two Iowa casinos out of the greyhound racing business. The Bluffs Run track in Council Bluffs will...

5/31/2014

article Casino finds a home; Dock is downsized
(Iowa) -- The land-based Rhythm City hotel and casino has found a home in Davenport. Scott County Casino LLC, which owns the Rhythm City, has negotiated a development...
article Branstad OKs bill ending Council Bluffs dog races
(Iowa) -- Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad has signed a bill into law that will end greyhound dog racing in Council Bluffs by 2016. Branstad's office said the governor...
article Branstad signs phase-out of dog racing
(Iowa) -- Gov. Terry Branstad signed legislation Friday that will dramatically reduce the number of greyhound races run in Iowa. The compromise legislation hammered out...
article Iowa Gov. Branstad signs bill to end greyhound racing in Council Bluffs at end of 2015
(Iowa) -- Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad on Friday signed a bill ending greyhound racing in Council Bluffs at the end of 2015. The bill, Senate File 2362, was overwhelmingly...

5/30/2014

article Lawmakers, local leaders applaud Branstad's backing of greyhound bill
(Iowa) -- Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad has signed into law a measure that allows Mystique Casino to cease greyhound racing operations at the end of 2014 but allows an...
article Jefferson casino plan draws hundreds to hearing
(Iowa) -- A plan to build a $40 million casino in the Green County city of Jefferson drew hundreds of people to a public hearing Thursday before the Iowa Racing and...

5/29/2014

article Reviewing the $40M plan to build new Iowa casino
(Iowa) -- Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission officials are visiting Jefferson Thursday. They are conducting a site review of a proposed $40 million casino seeking a...
article State regulators hear from public on Greene County casino proposal
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission toured the site of the proposed new casino in Jefferson Thursday morning, then held a public hearing on the Green County...

5/7/2014

article OP/ED: Change needed on what's required of Iowa casinos
(Iowa) -- Not germane. That’s how the Democratic leadership of the Iowa Senate recently described an amendment proposed by state Sen. Wally Horn, D-Cedar Rapids,...

4/27/2014

article Hard Rock leaders show off Sioux City casino construction
(Iowa) -- The screech of saws and drills and hum of compressors and generators echoed inside the juxtaposition of contemporary steel and concrete with century-old timber...
article 2 armed robberies reported in Sioux Falls casinos
(Iowa) -- Police in Sioux Falls say two armed robberies were reported at casinos this weekend and the descriptions of the robbers were “very similar.”

4/26/2014

article Week in review: Iowa Senate approves greyhound racing bill
(Iowa) -- After months of negotiating and public debate over the future of greyhound racing in Iowa, resolution appears close. In a 46-2 vote, the Iowa Senate on Friday...
article Patrons of Dubuque dogtrack recall its early days
(Iowa) -- With the future of greyhound racing in Iowa uncertain -- and a bill before the state Legislature -- several hundred people attend the racing season's...
article Cedar Rapids dodged gaming bullet
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Gaming Commission has determined that Cedar Rapids will not be granted a state gambling license. The surrounding area can’t sustain another...
article Hard Rock Casino & Hotel Construction Tour
(Iowa) -- Sioux City Entertainment President and CEO Bill Warner and Hard Rock Casino General Manager Todd Moyer guide the Sioux City Journal on an exclusive tour of the...
article Iowa Senate approves deal to phase out dog racing
(Iowa) -- Fast-track legislation that would dramatically reduce the number of greyhound races run in Iowa won near-unanimous approval in the Iowa Senate on Friday.

4/25/2014

article Bill to end dog racing advances in Senate
(Iowa) -- A bill ending greyhound racing in Council Bluffs but allowing dog owners to operate a track in Dubuque has passed the Senate committee process and could be...

4/24/2014

article Greyhound racing bill advances in Iowa
(Iowa) -- GREYHOUND BILL: The Senate Appropriations Committee gave unanimous approval Thursday to fast-track legislation that would dramatically reduce the number of...

4/20/2014

article Sioux City Casino Closing
(Iowa) -- A Sioux City riverboat casino is preparing to close its doors this summer, but is hoping a court fight will save it.
article No Casino, Now What?
(Iowa) -- No casino, no problem. Or at least that’s how some in Cedar Rapids are trying to put a positive spin on devastating news for the city. On Thursday the...

4/19/2014

article Legislation on dog racing possible next week
(Iowa) -- New legislation to address greyhound racing in Iowa is being drafted, top officials say. A key state lawmaker said Friday that representatives of Mystique...
article Argosy braces for closing, court fight
(Iowa) -- The Argosy Sioux City is gearing up for a court fight to save the embattled floating casino, while also preparing for the worst. The company officially...
article Iowa House speaker suggests reviewing role of gaming commission
(Iowa) -- Not this year, but House Speaker Kraig Paulsen thinks it would be appropriate to look at the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission’s role in overseeing the...
article Sioux City riverboat casino prepares to close
(Iowa) -- A Sioux City riverboat casino is preparing to close its doors this summer, but is hoping a court fight will save it. The Argosy Sioux City officially notified...

4/18/2014

article Argosy's fate impacts city and county budgets
(Iowa) -- Thursday, the Iowa and Racing and Gaming Commission unanimously decided the Argosy would close as of July 1st. That decision came after a long legal battle...

4/7/2014

article Deal to end greyhound racing close, sources say
(Iowa) -- A deal to end greyhound racing in Iowa is close, multiple sources have told TH Media. Lobbyists for Dubuque's Mystique Casino and the Iowa Greyhound...

4/1/2014

article Casino study sparks differing views among supporters, foes
(Iowa) -- Iowa's former top gambling regulator has prepared a report which points out that the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission has historically considered the...

3/18/2014

article Greyhound tracks in Iowa are hurting, which worries breeders
(Iowa) -- Most afternoons you can find Meyer “Mickey” Coren in front of a simulcast TV at Bluffs Run, sipping Diet Coke from a plastic cup, smoking a cigar...

3/17/2014

article Carroll supervisors back Greene County casino
(Iowa) -- Citing what they believe will be a boost to regional economic development and revenue advantages for the state, the Carroll County Board of Supervisors Monday...

3/8/2014

article Casino studies: No new licenses in Iowa
(Iowa) -- Iowa should not issue any new gaming licenses and should instead focus on reinvestment in the state’s existing casinos, a consultant hired by the Iowa...
article Leaders tell dog racing industry to resolve their differences
(Iowa) -- Top leaders in the Iowa Senate and House said Thursday they have told both sides in an ongoing dispute over ending dog racing in the state to resolve their...

3/3/2014

article Iowa Poll: Little support for Internet gambling
(Iowa) -- Iowans sounded off on a range of issues under discussion by lawmakers this year for The Des Moines Register’s latest Iowa Poll, revealing widely shared...

1/24/2014

article Iowa Lawmaker Makes Case for Online Poker
(Iowa) -- An Iowa lawmaker has come out in favor of online poker legislation less than two weeks after a state gaming association president indicated the likelihood that...

1/23/2014

article Lawmaker wants Iowa in on online poker
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Lottery has no plans to get into online gaming this year, but at least one lawmaker thinks it might be in Iowans’ best interest to offer online...

1/14/2014

article Online Poker in Iowa No Go in 2014
(Iowa) -- Iowans who were hoping to perhaps be playing regulated online poker this year will apparently have to wait until 2015 at the very least.

12/4/2013

article Iowa lawmaker calls for moratorium on gaming licenses
(Iowa) -- Calling the Iowa Legislature “addicted to gaming at the budget level,” a Sioux City lawmaker is calling for a moratorium on gambling licenses.

3/21/2013

article Lobbyist Matt Eide Explains Status of Online Poker in Iowa
(Iowa) -- One year ago, the Iowa Senate approved an online poker measure that allowed state casinos and racetracks to offer Internet poker. Despite a study by the Iowa...

3/11/2013

article Iowa Internet Poker Bill Dead For 2013 [sub req'd]
(Iowa) -- This year’s Internet poker effort in Iowa folded last week when Democratic state Senator Jeff Danielson could not muster enough support in the committee...

2/28/2013

article Iowa Poll: Iowans' approval not in the cards for online gambling
(Iowa) -- Iowans aren’t eager to join a push by other states to legalize and regulate online gambling, The Des Moines Register’s latest Iowa Poll shows.
article Iowa Senate panel backs Internet poker bill
(Iowa) -- An Iowa Senate panel has approved a bill legalizing and regulating Internet poker. Members of the State Government Subcommittee approved the
article ONLINE GAMBLING: Senate Bill Discussed
(Iowa) -- A Senate subcommittee will discuss a bill Thursday morning that would allow some online wagering in Iowa. Senate Study Bill 1068 would allow businesses that...

1/29/2013

article Sponsor Of Iowa Internet Poker Bill Plays Cautious Hand [sub req'd]
(Iowa) -- Most politicians are passionate advocates of legislation they introduce, but Iowa state senator Jeff Danielson seems almost clinically detached when discussing...

1/28/2013

article ANALYSIS: Iowa Online Poker Bill Details
(Iowa) -- Iowa Senate Study 1068 has been introduced for the 2013 Iowa legislative session. A similar bill passed the Iowa Senate in 2012 but was never read in the Iowa...
article Iowa Tests the Waters Again with Online Poker
(Iowa) -- Iowa legislators revived a bill last week that may lead to the regulation of online poker in the Hawkeye State. State Senate Study Bill 1068 (SSB 1068}, to be...

1/4/2013

article Iowa Lottery Urges Congress To Reject Online Gambling Proposals
(Iowa) -- According to a recent report by Omaha.com, the Iowa Lottery is appealing Congress to reject the proposals of federal regulation for online gambling. Terry Rich...

1/3/2013

article Iowa Lottery Against Federal Online Poker Plan
(Iowa) -- The CEO of the Iowa Lottery has joined in with other members of the industry to oppose the federal legalization of Internet gaming, according to the Associated...

1/1/2013

article Iowa Lottery CEO lobbies against federal regulation of online gambling
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Lottery wants Congress to turn down proposals to authorize federal regulation of internet gambling. Lottery CEO Terry Rich recently traveled to...
article Iowa lottery chief opposes online gambling proposals
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Lottery is urging Congress to reject proposals to authorize federal regulation of Internet gambling. Lottery CEO Terry Rich recently traveled to...

12/28/2012

article Iowa Ready To Take A Look At Online Poker Regulation Again
(Iowa) -- After failing to pass legislation this year that would have brought the state into the online poker arena, reports are coming from the head of Iowa’s...
article Iowa regulator ready for online poker
(Iowa) -- The leader of the body responsible for supervising all licensed casinos in the Midwestern American state of Iowa has revealed that his organisation is prepared...

12/27/2012

article Leaders says Racing and Gaming is ready to regulate internet poker
(Iowa) -- The chair of the body that already regulates the state-licensed casinos says they are ready to add internet poker regulation to their duties.

12/22/2012

article Obradovich: Internet gaming gaining traction, but not good for Iowa
(Iowa) -- Iowa’s top gambling regulator said today that the Internet gambling is the future of the industry and the state would be prepared to regulate it if the...

3/16/2012

article Iowa House Shoots Down Online Poker Legislation
(Iowa) -- Reports indicate that the Iowa House of Representatives, after receiving potential legislation that would have added the Hawkeye State to the roster of...

3/15/2012

article Obradovich: Internet gambling may not lead to pot of gold
(Iowa) -- It was like St. Patrick’s Day had come early to the Iowa Senate. The debate Tuesday on whether to legalize Internet poker in Iowa centered exclusively on...
article Odds Lengthen For Iowa Internet Poker Bill [sub req]
(Iowa) -- The speaker of Iowa’s House of Representatives on Thursday said he does not plan to schedule a vote on an Internet poker bill that passed the Iowa Senate...

3/13/2012

article Iowa Senate approves Internet poker measure
(Iowa) -- A measure that allows existing gambling operations in Iowa to offer Internet poker passed the Senate on Tuesday night. Supporters said residents already gamble...
article Iowa Senate Passes Internet Poker Bill [sub req]
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Senate voted 29-20 on Tuesday to pass an Internet poker bill, moving the Hawkeye State closer than it ever has been to legalizing online wagering....
article Iowa Senate says yes to online poker
(Iowa) -- Iowa would be one of the first states in the nation to allow Internet poker under a bill approved Tuesday night by the Senate. No legislators spoke against the...
article Iowa Senate votes in favor of legalizing online poker play
(Iowa) -- Iowa could be among the first states in the country to legalize on-line poker. Officials in the state of Nevada and the District of Columbia have voted to make...
article Iowa takes a step toward legalizing some online poker
(Iowa) -- Iowa took a step toward legalizing on-line poker on Tuesday because supporters said the state is losing millions of dollars in revenue annually to companies...

2/22/2012

article Another American State Proposes Legalizing Internet Poker
(Iowa) -- The race for the internet poker market in the USA just got a little hotter with yet another state in the union suggesting it will legalize online poker for its...
article IA Looks At Legalizing Online Poker
(Iowa) -- Online gambling, mainly poker, used to be quite popular. However, most of it was illegal and the federal government has shut down many of the websites. But...
article Online poker bill clears Senate committee
(Iowa) -- A measure aimed at bringing illegal online poker under state regulation rolled through a Senate committee Wednesday evening.

2/21/2012

article Iowa Considering Bill to Allow Internet Wagering on Poker
(Iowa) -- An Iowa legislative subcommittee is meeting today to consider Senate Study Bill 3164, which is “an Act authorizing licensees authorized to conduct...
article Iowa Poker Bill Tipped To Advance [sub req'd]
(Iowa) -- Despite a poll showing overwhelming opposition to Internet gambling in Iowa, a state senator on Tuesday predicted his online poker bill will pass the Iowa...
article Poll: Meager support for Iowa Internet gambling
(Iowa) -- Little more than a quarter of those who responded in a recent poll backed the legalization of Internet gambling.

2/20/2012

article Bill would allow internet poker, within Iowa’s borders
(Iowa) -- A senate committee this Wednesday will consider a bill that would have the state-licensed casinos run internet poker games.
article Iowa and Illinois use the internet to boost income
(Iowa) -- Iowa and Illinois are trying to use the internet to generate income these days. Illinois is turning to online lottery sales while Iowa lawmakers mull over...
article Iowa Internet poker bill moves ahead
(Iowa) -- Iowa casinos could expand into the Internet poker arena under a bill that unanimously passed a three-person Senate subcommittee today. People would be able to...
article Iowa Senate subcommitte approves online poker bill
(Iowa) -- A Senate subcommittee on Monday approved a bill designed to legalize online poker in Iowa. The bill would bring online poker under state regulation despite...
article Should Iowa Legalize Online Gambling?
(Iowa) -- After more than a year of analysis and debate, online gambling could soon become legal in Iowa. A legislative subcommittee is discussing the bill today....

2/1/2012

article IowaPolitics.com: Iowa will attempt to follow lead of Nevada, DC in legalizing online poker
(Iowa) -- Jody Miller played online poker for three to four years before the government cracked down on the practice a couple of years ago. Before that, Miller said,...

1/29/2012

article Iowa readies for 'wild west' of online gaming
(Iowa) -- Proponents seeking to rein in the unregulated "wild, wild West" environment of illegal online poker in Iowa are girding for another legislative...
article Pressure mounts for online poker in Iowa
(Iowa) -- Proponents seeking to rein in the unregulated “wild, wild West” environment of illegal online poker in Iowa are girding for another legislative...

1/28/2012

article OP/ED: We do not need more gambling in Iowa
(Iowa) -- It won’t be long before our legislators and the governor will be dealing with Internet gambling. A recent poll of Iowans showed that 73 percent do not...

1/26/2012

article Casino: Proper regulation key to Internet poker
(Iowa) -- A proposal in the Iowa Legislature to legalize Internet poker would be fine with casino operators as long as the game is properly regulated, a spokesman for...

1/23/2012

article Legalizing Online Gambling in Iowa
(Iowa) -- One state senator in Iowa is preparing a bill to legalize internet poker in the state and the possibility is gaining some serious consideration. Over the last...

1/17/2012

article Multistate online poker possibility studied
(Iowa) -- State lawmakers who want to legalize Internet poker in Iowa are putting their chips on a new plan for online gambling that could open the door to multi-state...

1/7/2012

article Firearms, online gambling among hot-button items facing General Assembly
(Iowa) -- Should Iowans be able to carry a firearm at the local city hall? Or hit the poker table from wherever they can log onto the Internet? These are two of the...

12/9/2011

article Online gambling could be up for discussion by lawmakers
(Iowa) -- Recent reports indicate there might be possible debate during next year's legislative session over whether to allow Iowa's casinos to run Internet...
article Online gambling: Does it make any sense?
(Iowa) -- Does it make sense to take $60 million from the billfolds of Iowans to gain $13 million in taxes? Well, of course, say advocates of online poker, the latest...

12/1/2011

article Iowa Report Doubts Intrastate Poker’s Revenue Potential [sub req'd]
(Iowa) -- Instead of gaining tax revenue of up to $35m annually by legalizing Internet poker, Iowa would likely receive just $3m to $13m per year, according to a report...
article Report opens door for Internet poker debate by Iowa lawmakers
(Iowa) -- A report issued today by the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission opens the door for a full-fledged debate by state lawmakers in 2012 over allowing Internet poker...
article Report: Web gambling in Iowa could generate up to $60M
(Iowa) -- A new state Racing and Gaming Commission study projects an online poker operator could make between $13 million and $60 million yearly if lawmakers choose to...
article Report: Worth of online poker could approach $13 million a year for Iowa
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission opened the door for a full-fledged debate by lawmakers next year over allowing Internet poker within the state’s...
article State gaming regulators issue online poker assessment
(Iowa) -- A new study by the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission projects an intrastate online poker operator could expect to make between $13 million to $60 million...

11/28/2011

article Iowa Track, Horsemen Partner on ADW System
(Iowa) -- Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino and the Iowa Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association have announced they are collaborating on the development...
press release Prairie Meadows, IA HBPA Partner to Build Iowa’s First-Ever Online Wagering Platform
(Iowa) -- Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino and the Iowa Horsemen Benevolent and Protective Association (IA HBPA) announced today that they are collaborating on the...

11/22/2011

article BLOG: Insufficient data ends online poker study in Iowa
(Iowa) -- Over the summer Iowa put its online poker legislation on hold and commissioned a study to be completed by the end of this year on the affect online poker could...
article OP/ED: A gamble with in-home betting
(Iowa) -- In Iowa, it’s no gamble that you’ll be able to find a place to wager, and most likely lose, your money. “As of 2011, Iowans can choose from...

11/15/2011

article Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission approves ADW wagering
(Iowa) -- Horseplayers in Iowa will be able to legally wager on horse races by phone or on the Internet. The Gazette, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, reported that the Iowa...

11/11/2011

article Commission OKs system letting Iowa gamblers bet on horse races by phone, online
(Iowa) -- A new system unanimously approved Thursday by the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission will allow state gamblers to bet on horse races by phone or online.
article Iowa approves at-home horse bets
(Iowa) -- Iowans soon will be able to sit at home and wager on horse races, but before they place their bets by telephone or the Internet, they will have to take a trip...
article Panel OKs Online Horse Race Gambling
(Iowa) -- The state Racing and Gaming Commission has unanimously approved a system allowing Iowa gamblers to bet on horse races by phone or online.

11/10/2011

article Racing commission approves rules for new wagering option
(Iowa) -- State regulators on Thursday authorized a system whereby Iowa gamblers will be able to place bets on horse races either online or by phone via “advance...

11/8/2011

article Prairie Meadows to start online betting / Officials expected to approve rules Thursday
(Iowa) -- Playing the ponies at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino should soon be possible on the Internet. The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission is expected to...

11/7/2011

article Online gaming controversy being discussed in Iowa USA
(Iowa) -- The controversy surrounding the legality of online gaming in the United States has moved to the unlikeliest of places. Iowa in the USA has found itself the...

9/27/2011

article Supporters, opponents of pipeline rally outside Pershing
(Nebraska) -- Only the grim reaper's presence seemed to dampen the otherwise festive atmosphere outside Lincoln's Pershing Center, where more than 100 supporters and...

5/26/2011

article Branstad signs gambling bill, including Internet poker study
(Iowa) -- Gov. Terry Branstad today signed a gambling bill that could set the stage for a full debate next year on legalizing Internet poker within the state’s borders....
article Branstad signs online gaming bill
(Iowa) -- Gamblers can place their bets on the ponies over the phone or via a computer under gambling legislation that was signed into law by Gov. Terry Branstad...
article Iowa Politics Insider: Bill calling for online poker study is signed
(Iowa) -- Gov. Terry Branstad on Thursday signed a gambling bill that could set the stage for a full debate next year on legalizing Internet poker within the state's...

5/3/2011

article House sends gambling bill to governor
(Iowa) -- The Iowa House has sent the governor a wide-ranging gambling bill that calls for a study of how the state’s casinos might run an on-line poker network.
article Iowa House bill allows online gambling on horse races
(Iowa) -- A last-minute attempt to get a casino smoking ban in Iowa fell by the wayside as the House went on to pass a wide-ranging gambling bill today that includes a...
article Iowa House passes gambling bill
(Iowa) -- The Iowa House passed a wide-reaching gambling bill Tuesday that includes a measure to allow people to vote on horse races over the phone or via a computer.

4/27/2011

article IowaPolitics.com: Some fear increased risk of underage gambling through telephone, online bets
(Iowa) -- The House State Government Committee on Wednesday approved a gambling bill on a 20-3 vote, despite some concerns that allowing Iowans to bet on live horse...

4/23/2011

article Iowa, Nevada Move Forward With Online Poker Bills
(USA) -- Despite moves by the U.S. Government to crack down on the online poker industry, two states continue to move forward with legislation.

4/21/2011

article Senate passes gambling bill that includes internet poker study
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Senate has passed a bill which calls on the Racing and Gaming Commission to study how the state’s casinos might operate internet poker games....
article Senate passes proposal to study Internet poker
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Senate approved a gambling bill Wednesday that could set the stage for a full debate next year on legalizing Internet poker within the state's...

4/20/2011

article Iowa Senate approves gambling study bill
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Senate approved a gambling package Wednesday that looks to study Internet gaming for a year and takes care of two other long-standing legislative...
article Iowa Senate OKs bill for Internet poker study, casino election rule changes
(Iowa) -- A gambling bill approved Wednesday by the Iowa Senate could set the stage for a full-blown debate next year on the legalization of Internet poker within the...
article Senate approves bill to study Internet gambling, eliminate some casino referendums
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Senate on Wednesday voted 38-12 for a gambling bill that calls for a report on Internet poker and lifts the requirement that Iowa casinos face a vote...

4/19/2011

article Online poker would let Native American casinos expand, regulator says
(Iowa) -- Legalizing online poker at state-licensed casinos likely would clear the way for Indian casinos to offer an even broader range of Internet wagering to Iowans,...

4/18/2011

article Branstad’s revises casino tax hike plan
(Iowa) -- Governor Terry Branstad has given legislators a revised plan for raising the state tax on casinos, but it’s getting the same chilly reception from...

4/15/2011

article IowaPolitics.com: Plan for Iowa to legalize Internet poker delayed
(Iowa) -- A gambling bill on Thursday cleared the Senate Ways and Means Committee 9-6, but the bill would no longer make Iowa one of the first states in the nation to...
article Senate panel OKs gambling legislation
(Iowa) -- A stripped-down version of a gambling bill that doesn't include provisions to legalize in-state Internet poker was approved Thursday by the Iowa Senate...

4/14/2011

article Bill scaled back to just a study of online poker (audio)
(Iowa) -- A bill that would direct the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission to study how the state’s casinos might run on-line poker games has cleared a key senate...
article Iowa Senate panel strips Internet poker from gambling bill
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Senate Ways and Means Committee today approved a stripped-down version of a gambling bill that doesn’t include provisions in the original...

4/13/2011

article Inside Straight: Iowa and D.C. flirting with Internet gambling
(Iowa) -- There was talk in flyover land that Iowa, of all places, might be the first state to break the glacier-thick ice and become the first state to legalize online...

4/2/2011

article Iowa Intrastate Online Poker Bill May Be Dead
(Iowa) -- In breaking news from the Midwest, a bill in Iowa that would have created an intrastate online poker market appears to be dead for the foreseeable future....
article Iowa Online Poker Bill Dead
(Iowa) -- Legislative efforts to pass an intrastate online poker bill in Iowa have failed, at least for this year. State Senator Bill Dotzler (D-Waterloo) said that the...
article Lawmakers says Internet poker bill dead for now
(Iowa) -- Legislators said Friday they would continue working on a bill that would legalize Internet poker in Iowa, but it's unlikely to move forward in its current form.

3/30/2011

article Online gambling bill facing uphill battle
(Iowa) -- The odds of state lawmakers legalizing online poker remain long, but backers say they have not lost hope of dealing a winning hand yet this session.

3/29/2011

article Gambling backers seeking elusive votes
(Iowa) -- The odds of state lawmakers legalizing online poker remain long, but backers say they have not lost hope of dealing a winning hand yet this session.

3/27/2011

article Bill would give Iowa a cut of Internet poker pot
(Iowa) -- A bill to legalize Internet poker in Iowa is still on the table at the Statehouse, but whether it passes is anyone's bet. The measure has stalled in the...
article OUR OPINION: Iowa should license, regulate Internet poker within state
(Iowa) -- An estimated 150,000 Iowans play online poker today through overseas sites unlicensed and unregulated at either the state or federal level.

3/26/2011

article Online gambling seems inevitable
(Iowa) -- Placing virtual bets with actual cash is going to be a big part of Iowa’s gaming future, no matter what happens with the current proposal to allow...

3/25/2011

article Internet poker bill still alive but fate is uncertain
(Iowa) -- A bill to legalize Internet poker in Iowa is still on the table at the Statehouse, but whether it passes is anyone’s bet. The measure has stalled in the...

3/24/2011

article OP/ED: State should regulate online gambling
(Iowa) -- If the Iowa Legislature made decisions based on public opinion, the Register's March 22 Iowa Poll would doom a bill authorizing online gambling. But...

3/23/2011

article Online poker bill loses momentum in Senate
(Iowa) -- State lawmakers said Tuesday they're worried they would create more gamblers if they legalize online poker.
article OP/ED: Online poker not a safe bet for Iowa
(Iowa) -- Senate File 458 -- which includes provisions that would allow for the creation of an in-state, online poker network -- is moving through the legislative...

3/22/2011

article Senators put the brakes on legalizing online poker, at least for today
(Iowa) -- State lawmakers said today they’re worried they would create more gamblers if they legalize online poker. A proposal seemed to be sailing through Iowa...

3/21/2011

article Branstad says he’s studying online poker issue
(Iowa) -- Gov. Terry Branstad said today that Iowa is pretty much saturated with gambling opportunities, but he’s not prepared to slam the door on an expansion...
article Branstad: I won’t threaten to veto Internet gambling
(Iowa) -- Gov. Terry Branstad today said he need to further review a legislative proposal to legalize and regulate online poker and declined to threaten his veto power...
article Iowa Gov. Branstad considering Internet poker bill
(Iowa) -- Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad said Monday he has not ruled out the possibility of backing a measure to legalize Internet poker that is being debated in the...
article Obradovich: Branstad dislikes gambling, not its cash
(Iowa) -- Gov. Terry Branstad has long been a master of opposing gambling expansion while milking the casino industry for all it's worth. He's responsible for...

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