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OP/ED: We do not need more gambling in 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 want to legalize Internet gambling. I would agree with that assessment.

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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...
article Online gambling? Iowans say no, poll finds
(Iowa) -- Iowans' opinions about legalizing Internet gambling are hardly a coin toss: 73 percent oppose the idea, according to a Des Moines Register Iowa Poll taken...

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