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Sioux City casino to pay $20K penalty for underage gambler

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 agreement with the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission says a security officer didn't check the 20-year-old woman's identification on Nov. 21.

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8/24/2019

article Grand Falls preparing for sports betting
(Iowa) -- The wait is almost over to start sports betting at the Grand Falls Casino & Golf Resort near Larchwood. General manager Sharon Haselhoff said betting...

8/23/2019

article 'The Book' at Horseshoe Casino opens
(Iowa) -- With the first game of the college football season Saturday, another Council Bluffs casino is going all in. "The Book" at the Horseshoe casino opened...

8/22/2019

article State regulators approve more sports gambling agreements
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission approved more sports betting agreements today for casinos. Eighteen of the 19 state-licensed casinos have sports betting...
article Wild Rose Entertainment teams with DraftKings for sportsbook offer
(Iowa) -- A new partnership between Wild Rose Entertainment and DraftKings will bring sports betting at the former’s three Iowa casinos. Under the terms of the...

8/21/2019

article Clinton casino rolls out sports wagering plans
(Iowa) -- The Wild Rose Casino has reached an agreement with a partner for retail and the online app for sports wagering. Wild Rose Casino and Resort General Manager...

8/20/2019

article Iowa is now the 11th state to legalize sports gambling in the U.S.
(Iowa) -- Six Iowa casinos began accepting bets on sporting events Thursday, making the state the 11th in the nation and first in the Midwest to allow such wagering.

8/19/2019

article How big will the sports betting market be?
(Iowa) -- Sports gambling got underway in Iowa Thursday at the casinos which are already cleared to take bets. Iowa Gambling Treatment program manager, Eric Preuss ,...
article Not far from Peoria, sports betting becomes legal in Iowa
(Iowa) -- Good morning, troops. It’s Monday, Aug. 19. In June, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker signed into law a legislative bill that authorizes sports betting in the...

8/17/2019

article Six Iowa casinos launch sportsbooks on the first day they are legal
(Iowa) -- Casinos across the state of Iowa opened legal sports betting about three months after Governor Kim Reynolds signed a bill clearing the way for the vertical,...

8/16/2019

article Iowa Sports Betting Day 1 Winner Is William Hill In A Rout
(Iowa) -- If anything could be gleaned from Thursday’s occasionally awkward yet orderly opening day of sports gambling in Iowa, it’s that William Hill US is...
article Iowa Takes First Legal Bets as Sportsbooks Open for Business on Thursday
(Iowa) -- The first legal sports bets in Iowa were accepted on Thursday, just three months after legislation was passed to legalize sportsbooks in the Hawkeye State.
article Iowa the 11th state in U.S. to allow sports gambling
(Iowa) -- Iowa just became the 11th state to allow sports betting, and six casinos said they were ready to sign up players and begin taking bets. New regulations allowed...
article Bluffs casino goes live after sports betting becomes legal statewide
(Iowa) -- Many people waited in line at the Amerisports Bar & Grill inside the Ameristar Casino Thursday in celebration of Iowa’s lift on the sports gambling...
article Sports betting takes root in Iowa casinos
(Iowa) -- Giant steps down the road from testing your luck on pickle tickets a new door opens for gaming options in the metro as sports betting moves toward the 24-hour...

8/15/2019

article First day for sports betting in Iowa casinos
(Iowa) -- Sports gambling in Iowa is officially open Thursday and casinos in the state have been spending the time since it was given a thumbs up scrambling for the...
article Iowa casinos begin offering legal sports betting
(Iowa) -- Casinos across the state of Iowa opened legal sports betting at noon on Thursday, August 15. It comes about three months after Governor Kim Reynolds signed a...
article Iowans Get In The Game On First Day Of Sports Gambling
(Iowa) -- Iowa is officially open for business for sports betting. Several casinos across the state took their first wagers Thursday, making Iowa the 11th state in the U...
article Diamond Jo Casino prepares to kick off sports gambling
(Iowa) -- Iowa is now the 11th state in the country to allow sports betting. Today at noon, casinos began to take bets on professional, collegiate and international...
article How State Regulators Met Speedy Iowa Sports Betting Timeline
(Iowa) -- Iowa sports betting will launch today, an amazing statement given the quick timeline to get here. The state legislature initially tasked the Iowa Racing and...
article How will it work: Isle Casino officials explain how they will operate sports betting
(Iowa) -- Isle Casino Hotel Management opened its doors at noon Thursday to allow people to make some of the first bets in the state. They say a lot of planning went...
article Iowa Sports Betting Launch: What You Need To Know
(Iowa) -- Just 94 days after the Gov. Kim Reynolds signed the enabling legislation, Iowa sports betting joins the list of regulated US markets. The first sportsbooks...
article Legal Sports Betting Begins at Prairie Meadows Casino
(Iowa) -- Starting at noon on Thursday Iowans are able to place their first legal bets on sporting events. The William Hill Sports Book at Prairie Meadows Casino is...
article Waterloo’s Isle Casino welcomes first day of sports betting
(Iowa) -- Just more than a year after the U.S. Supreme Court lifted the ban on sports betting, people were able to place their bets at some Iowa casinos on their...

8/14/2019

article Casinos preparing measures to prevent underage sports betting
(Iowa) -- Legal sports betting in Iowa will begin for the first time Thursday at noon. One of the concerns is keeping people under the age of 21 from betting. Iowa...
article Sports betting in Iowa is now legal. Here are all the basics you should know
(Iowa) -- Betting on professional and college sports in Iowa is now legal. But how does it work? Here are some basics anyone planning to place bets needs to know.
article Sports Betting Moves Forward in Iowa
(Iowa) -- It seems almost every week a new state begins offering sports betting services. Since May of last year when the United States Supreme Court ruled that states...
article Sports Betting Takes The Field In Iowa
(Iowa) -- Classic hits play over the speakers on the casino floor at Lakeside Casino near Osceola, in southern Iowa. Players sit at slot machines with names like Buffalo...

8/13/2019

article These Casinos Will Offer Mobile Iowa Sports Betting At Launch
(Iowa) -- Eight casinos are primed to open sportsbooks at noon Thursday, the day legal Iowa sports betting starts in the state. Of those, seven are expected to offer...

8/12/2019

article Iowa’s Lakeside Casino to open William Hill sportsbook this week
(Iowa) -- William Hill and Lakeside Hotel & Casino, an Affinity Gaming property, announced last week their plans to open a new William Hill Sports Book on the lower...
article Panel delays collecting debt from sports gambling winnings
(Iowa) -- A legislative panel voted Monday to delay a portion of the new Iowa sports gambling rules that would allow the state to collect some the winnings of gamblers...
article Part II of our Wanna Bet sports gambling series: UNI, Iowa among schools doubling down on player education
(Iowa) -- Generally speaking, the legalization of sports wagering in Iowa will heighten awareness, but it won’t change much for the state’s NCAA athletic...
article Wanna bet? Gambling can become a high-stakes venture for some
(Iowa) -- An increased number of sports fans may have more than pride at stake when the college and professional football seasons kick off this fall. At noon on Thursday...
article Iowa's powwow trail had a campaign stop
(Iowa) -- Three presidential candidates reached out to powwow goers Saturday and talked about tribal sovereignty, reparations and removing Andrew Jackson from the White...
article Survey finds slight increase in number of Iowans who gamble
(Iowa) -- A new gambling study released by the Iowa Department of Public Health estimates more than 1.7 million adult Iowans gambled during the past 12 months. Iowa...

8/9/2019

article Iowa’s Lakeside Casino to open William Hill sportsbook
(Iowa) -- Affinity Gaming-owned Lakeside Hotel & Casino in Iowa is to open a new William Hill sportsbook on August 15, coinciding with the launch of regulated sports...
article Study finds more Iowans with symptoms of 'problem gambling'
(Iowa) -- Out of the 1.7 million Iowans who gambled in the last 12 months, a new study from the Iowa Department of Public Health finds 13.6% are "at risk",...

8/7/2019

article Penn National to launch sports betting at Iowa casino
(Iowa) -- Penn National Gaming Inc announced Wednesday that Ameristar Casino Council Bluffs in Iowa is scheduled to begin offering sports betting on Aug. 15th. “...

8/4/2019

article EDITORIAL: Sports betting expands Iowa’s gambling empire
(Iowa) -- Seldom has a new regulatory rollout in Iowa been accomplished as swiftly as the implementation of rules for sports betting, now set for an Aug. 15...

8/3/2019

article Casino managers look to sports betting to bring more customers
(Iowa) -- Casino operators say they are anxious to get sports betting underway after the Racing and Gaming Commission approved the emergency rules Tuesday setting the...
article Prairie Meadows Expects Mobile Sports Betting Will Start When William Hill Opens Iowa Retail Book on Aug. 15
(Iowa) -- When Prairie Meadows goes live with sports betting on Aug. 15, officials at the Iowa racetrack and casino anticipate they won’t just be celebrating the...
article Sports betting is just days away at Grand Falls Casino
(Iowa) -- Sports betting is just days from becoming legal in Iowa. You can officially start placing bets Aug. 15. “We’re just really excited to be able to offer this...

8/2/2019

article A year ago, Riverside Casino bet on sports gambling, now it's paying off
(Iowa) -- Riverside Casino & Golf Resort always played it safe with sports betting. “We did a significant renovation last year, spent about $10 million dollars...
article Sports Gambling In Iowa Will Kick Off In August
(Iowa) -- Iowa casinos are making preparations to take their first wagers on sporting events starting at noon on Aug. 15. The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission approved...
article What The Launch Of Iowa Sports Betting Will Look Like
(Iowa) -- The race is on for sportsbooks in Iowa to be ready for an Aug. 15 launch date. The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission (IRGC) approved emergency rules for sports...

8/1/2019

article Casinos finishing plans for sports books after approval from Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission
(Iowa) -- After final approval from the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission earlier this week, casinos across the state are preparing to open their sports books to take...
article Gambling lobby helped make sports betting in Iowa a solid wager
(Iowa) -- In July, interest groups and organizations filed reports on how much they spent on lobbying at the Statehouse. They may prompt some to question whether...
article Worries of gambling addiction increase as sports betting comes to Iowa
(Iowa) -- After the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission approved the rules for sports betting in the state of Iowa, some are worried about the impacts the gambling could...
article Iowa Lottery has record-breaking sales, proceeds, prize totals for fiscal 2019
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Lottery set records in sales, proceeds to state causes, prizes to players and retail commissions in fiscal 2019, Chief Executive Officer Matt Strawn...

7/31/2019

article Iowa takes final step to legalize sports gambling
(Iowa) -- Before the curtain rises on the 2019 college football season, Omaha-area betting enthusiasts will be able to place legal wagers on the Huskers or the Hawkeyes...
article Mobile apps to be included with Iowa sports betting
(Iowa) -- You can do just about anything with your cell phone. And in two weeks, Iowa will allow people to place a bet on a dozen sporting events with just the click of...
article Sports betting to be allowed in Iowa starting August 15
(Iowa) -- In just a couple of weeks, gamblers in Iowa can place bets on sporting events. The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission met in West Des Moines Tuesday and voted...
article Iowa Lottery has record-breaking sales, proceeds, prize totals for fiscal 2019
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Lottery set records in sales, proceeds to state causes, prizes to players and retail commissions in fiscal 2019, Chief Executive Officer Matt Strawn...
article Iowa treatment center expects surge in gambling problems when sports betting starts
(Iowa) -- With sports betting weeks away, some are concerned the easy access to gambling through apps on your phone or tablet could make it dangerous for those addicted...

7/30/2019

article Iowa sports betting: What to do now that official rules, start date for legal gambling are finalized
(Iowa) -- The final countdown for legal sports wagering in Iowa is officially on. The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission approved the final rules set for the state's...
article It’s Not The NFL Causing The Sprint To Start Iowa Sports Betting
(Iowa) -- As states new to legal sports betting scramble to launch before NFL and college football start, Iowa is ahead of the game. The Iowa Racing and Gaming...
article Sports betting could become reality in Iowa as early as August 15
(Iowa) -- Sports betting is going through its final phase before becoming a reality in Iowa. On Tuesday, members of the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission, who have been...
article Sports betting licenses, rules approved for Iowa casinos
(Iowa) -- Legal sports wagering in Iowa is a step closer to reality with Tuesday’s unanimous adoption of rules and licenses granted to 18 casinos by the state...
article Sports Gambling In Iowa Will Kick Off In August
(Iowa) -- Iowa casinos are making preparations to take their first wagers on sporting events starting at noon on Aug. 15. The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission approved...
article Lottery players would get refunds under $4.3M settlement
(Iowa) -- Thousands of lottery players who bought tickets for drawings that were rigged by an insider could be eligible for refunds under a tentative $4.3 million legal...

7/29/2019

article Iowa Could Begin Retail Sports Betting In Mid-August
(Iowa) -- The state of Iowa is moving full steam ahead toward launching in-person sports betting ahead of Week 1 of the upcoming NFL season and the beginning of college...
article Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission to decide on sports betting rules and licenses
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission will meet on Tuesday to vote to adopt proposed rules for sports wagering and to approve license applications from various...
article Iowa State Regulators Expect To Sports Betting To Be Live In August
(Iowa) -- Iowa is prepping for sports wagering to go live in August. Members of the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission (IRGC) will have a special meeting on July 30 and...
article Sports betting in Iowa to start Aug. 15 at noon, if rules pass this week
(Iowa) -- Aug. 15 at noon. That’s when gamblers in Iowa can place their first legal wager on professional and college sports events or fantasy sports contests....
article Sports Betting Rules To Be Approved Tuesday
(Iowa) -- Sports gambling will take the final step toward becoming reality Tuesday during a special meeting of the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission. Commission...

7/28/2019

article Sports betting on track to start in a few weeks if rules approved Tuesday
(Iowa) -- Aug. 15 at noon. That’s when gamblers in Iowa can place their first legal wager on professional and college sports events or fantasy sports contests....

7/27/2019

article Sports betting on track to start in a few weeks if rules approved Tuesday
(Iowa) -- Aug. 15 at noon. That’s when gamblers in Iowa can place their first legal wager on professional and college sports events or fantasy sports contests....

7/26/2019

article State regulators to consider Aug. 15 start for sports betting in Iowa
(Iowa) -- Sports wagering likely will come to Iowa within a matter of weeks. Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission members will convene for a special meeting on Tuesday,...

7/22/2019

article Casinos, state progressing toward Iowa sports betting
(Iowa) -- It appears a safe bet that Iowans will be able to wager on college and professional football games when the seasons kick off this fall. Casinos and state...

7/21/2019

article Barta: Iowa 'doubling down' on gambling education
(Iowa) -- Iowa has always worked to educate its student-athletes about gambling-related issues. Coach Kirk Ferentz has had guest speakers address the topic with players...
article Kickoff of sports gambling imminent
(Iowa) -- It’s a safe bet Iowans will be able to wager on college and professional football games when the season kicks off this fall. Casinos and state regulators...

7/19/2019

article Casinos, Iowa progressing toward sports betting implementation
(Iowa) -- It appears a safe bet that Iowans will be able to wager on college and professional football games when the seasons kick off this fall. Casinos and state...
article British Bookmaker Betfred to Start US Sports Betting Operations in Iowa, Plans Locations Nationwide
(Iowa) -- The US sports betting market is about to get a new competitor. Betfred has signed an agreement with Elite Casino Resorts to bring the British-based sportsbook...

7/17/2019

article Betfred inks first US betting deal with Iowa’s Elite Casino Resorts
(Iowa) -- UK betting operator Betfred is set to make its US market debut through a sports betting deal with Iowa’s Elite Casino Resorts. On Wednesday, the...
article Horse racing in Iowa doing well despite overall industry declines
(Iowa) -- A new report on the economic impact of the horse racing industry on the state is positive, but cautious. University of Kentucky researcher Alison Davis...
article Iowa’s Isle Casinos To Be Powered By William Hill
(Iowa) -- Residents of Iowa can take a trip to the Isle Casino Hotel in Waterloo to see the future spot of the casino’s sportsbook. The book will be operated by...

7/15/2019

article Bad weather drives down Iowa casino revenue
(Iowa) -- Iowa’s state-licensed casinos weathered a tough financial year marred by flooding — especially in western locations — that watered down...
article Tracking technology will be used in sports betting apps
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission got a look at some of the technology that will be used for sports gambling during their meeting last week. Iowa Racing...

7/13/2019

article Bad weather drives down Iowa casino revenue
(Iowa) -- Iowa’s state-licensed casinos weathered a tough financial year marred by flooding — especially in Sioux City and other western locations —...

7/12/2019

article Iowa Sports Betting Quietly Inching Toward September Launch Date
(Iowa) -- Football fans know it’s never too early to start looking forward to the 2019 NFL season. The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission (IRGC) has this date in...

7/11/2019

article Regulators Plan Final Vote On Iowa Sports Betting
(Iowa) -- State regulators will vote later this month on rules allowing sports betting in Iowa, fulfilling a law passed this year by the legislature. If the guidelines...
article Sports betting in Iowa closing into the final stretch
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission moved a step closer to having online wagering in the state on Thursday. The Commission held a public hearing in Altoona....
article Sports gambling rules move ahead after regulators hold hearing
(Iowa) -- Only two people spoke today at the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission’s hearing on the proposed rules for sports betting. The two who spoke were...

7/10/2019

article Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission to receive public input on sports betting rules
(Iowa) -- Iowans will have a chance to respond to proposed rules for sports betting in Iowa on Thursday. In 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal ban on...

7/8/2019

article Public meeting set for Thursday on Iowa sports betting rules
(Iowa) -- In May, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a bill into law which legalizes sports betting in the state. The bill allows for betting on professional, collegiate and...

7/1/2019

article $3 million and counting: What Polk County has paid a lobbyist to try to protect Prairie Meadows, tap federal dollars
(Iowa) -- A decade ago, Polk County hired a Washington, D.C., lobbying firm for $5,000 a month to help maximize what it could get accomplished on Capitol Hill. That firm...

6/26/2019

article Authorities: Card dealer helped players at Waterloo casino win
(Iowa) -- A Gilbertville man cheated while dealing cards at a Waterloo casino, authorities say. Jordan Michael Makinster, 27, used a “false shuffle” to...
article Iowa Lottery looks to record-smashing year
(Iowa) -- Iowa lottery players apparently have taken former Hawkeye football coach Hayden Fry’s “scratch-where-it-itches” mantra to heart in a big way...
article Casino dealer accused of trying to help players win in Waterloo
(Iowa) -- A Waterloo casino card dealer has been accused of cheating for the benefit of players. Black Hawk County court records say 27-year-old Jordan Makinster is...

6/25/2019

article Former casino worker arrested for cheating, helping patrons win
(Iowa) -- A Gilbertville man has been arrested for allegedly cheating while he was a card dealer at a Waterloo casino. Authorities allege Jordan Michael Makinster, 27,...

6/22/2019

article Grand Falls Casino planning $10M expansion
(Iowa) -- Sports betting is coming to the table as part of a $10 million expansion plan for Grand Falls Casino & Golf Resort northwest of Larchwood. The Show Lounge...

6/19/2019

article Grand Falls Casino moves quickly to add a sports book to the property
(Iowa) -- A Siouxland casino is making plans for a major renovation that includes a new sports betting venue. Grand Falls Casino and Golf Resort in Lyon County. Iowa is...
article Sports betting brings new regulatory fees for casinos
(Iowa) -- The implementation of legalized sports betting in the state will cost each of the state-licensed casinos a little more for state regulation. Iowa Racing and...

6/18/2019

article Iowa Casinos Requesting ‘Aggressive Timetable’ For Sportsbooks, Regulator Says
(Iowa) -- Iowa is slowly but surely moving toward kicking off sports betting this year. The state legalized sports wagering in May and officials expect to have books...

6/15/2019

article MRHD, other nonprofit gaming groups to collect share of Iowa sports betting revenues
(Iowa) -- Local charitable and civic endeavors will get a cut of the wagers placed on pro and college sports at Iowa casinos. The bill signed by Gov. Kim Reynolds last...
article Casinos in Larchwood and Osceola pay fines for gambling violations
(Iowa) -- The Grand Falls and Lakeside casinos each agreed to fines for gambling violations Thursday at the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission meeting. Commission...
article Local reaction to Grand Falls expansion and renovation project
(Iowa) -- A big gambling and entertainment destination in KELOLAND is about to get even bigger. Grand Falls Casino and Golf Resort will begin the $10 million expansion...

6/14/2019

article Three more casinos win approval to create sports book areas
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission approved renovation plans for three casinos Thursday to create areas for sports books. Commission administrator, Brian...
article Regulators Working Towards An August Launch Date For Iowa Sports Betting
(Iowa) -- It seems that football fans in Iowa will have a bit more to cheer for this upcoming Fall. Brian Ohorilko, the Commission Administrator for the Iowa Racing and...
article Iowa sees record-breaking casino revenue
(Iowa) -- Gambling continues to be a key tourism attraction in Iowa. The American Gaming Association's 2018 report on commercial gambling shows Iowa's gaming...

6/13/2019

article Iowa regulators set July 11 hearing for new sports betting rules
(Iowa) -- Iowa regulators say they are on track to finalize rules that would allow state-licensed casinos to accept bets on most professional and college sports by mid-...

6/6/2019

article Games of chance: 7 top casinos in Siouxland
(Iowa) -- WinnaVegas Casino. What: Owned and operated by the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, WinnaVegas has more than 54,300 square feet of gaming space. The casino has...

6/4/2019

article Creighton economist expects Nebraskans to hit Council Bluffs for sports betting
(Iowa) -- A Creighton University economics professor predicts many Nebraska sports fan will start trekking to Iowa for game days because the state’s casinos will...

5/27/2019

article ICYMI: WinnaVegas, Blackbird Bend tribal casinos eye now-legal sports betting in Iowa
(Iowa) -- Two tribal casinos in western Iowa are looking to join their state-licensed counterparts in offering sports betting. WinnaVegas Casino Resort, owned and...
article Iowa’s bank accounts swell thanks to gambling
(Iowa) -- Iowa received a windfall of cash in 2018, thanks to casinos. According to a report just released by the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission (IRGC), the state...

5/26/2019

article Iowa Casino Gaming Making Bank, ‘Significant’ Contributor to State Revenues in 2018
(Iowa) -- A new report from the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission (IRGC) indicates that the Hawkeye State hauled in approximately $1.5 billion in casino gaming revenue...

5/25/2019

article Sports betting in Iowa? What a concept
(Iowa) -- So this is really happening. Gov. Kim Reynolds signed the bill on May 13. As we near football season, you will be able to legally wager on professional and...

5/24/2019

article Iowa's Rhythm City Casino to include sports betting venue
(Iowa) -- "We included a sports lounge with the intent of someday being able to use it as a sports betting venue," General Manager Mo Hyder said. "I think...

5/22/2019

article Opinion: Time to end the fight against Prairie Flower Casino
(Iowa) -- In Carter Lake, Ia., a town of less than 4,000 citizens on the Nebraska side of the Missouri River, the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska has been working to develop...

5/20/2019

article Sports betting in Iowa: What new, experienced gamblers need to know
(Iowa) -- Bettor up, Iowa. Legal sports wagering is officially on its way to the Hawkeye State. Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed legislation passed in late April to...
article Sports Betting Legislative Lasso: Iowa Gets In; Tennessee Next In Line
(Iowa) -- Time is arbitrary, weekends are a simulation, and the Gregorian calendar is a religious construct. Happy Monday, everybody! If you’re like us, you prefer...

5/18/2019

article Casino prepares for sports betting
(Iowa) -- Clinton Wild Rose Casino and Resorts General Manager Steve Nauman believes sports betting in Iowa will be in place before the start of football season. Iowa...
article Commission works to set rules on Iowa sports betting
(Iowa) -- Now that Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed Senate File 617 into law legalizing wagering on professional, college, international and fantasy sports, it falls to the...
article EDITORIAL: It’s off to the races with sports betting
(Iowa) -- Iowa has become one of nine states to approve legal wagering on sports events, and is now racing to get things running by the start of football season. In the...

5/17/2019

article Grand Falls Making Plans To Offer Sports Betting By August
(Iowa) -- Some changes are in store for Grand Falls Casino near Larchwood as they prepare to offer sports betting. This week, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed the bill...

5/16/2019

article Iowa: Riverside Casino moving forward with sports betting
(Iowa) -- With Gov. Kim Reynolds signing the bill Monday to legalize sports betting in Iowa, the Riverside Casino and Golf Resort is ready to get in on the action....
article Riverside Casino moving forward with sports betting
(Iowa) -- With Gov. Kim Reynolds signing the bill Monday to legalize sports betting in Iowa, the Riverside Casino and Golf Resort is ready to get in on the action....

5/15/2019

article Diamond Jo Casino to add sports betting
(Iowa) -- On Monday, Governor Kim Reynolds signed a bill that would legalize sports betting in Iowa. Now, the Diamond Jo Casino has new plans in the works to incorporate...

5/14/2019

article Iowa Legalizes Sports Betting
(Iowa) -- Iowa is wagering that now that it has a signed bill legalizing sports wagering, the bettors will come.
article Peterson: Legal sports gambling is here. The next move should be allowing athletes to market themselves.
(Iowa) -- Add the Iowa gaming industry to the list of conglomerates legitimately making money off college student-athletes. Colleges make millions of dollars off its...
article When can Iowans start wagering on sports? Bet on football season.
(Iowa) -- Iowans eager to start placing bets on their favorite sports teams will have to wait just a little longer. Although Gov. Kim Reynolds signed legislation Monday...

5/13/2019

article Iowa Gov. Reynolds signs bill legalizing sports betting. Yes, Nebraskans will be able to participate
(Iowa) -- Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a bill Monday allowing sports betting through Iowa’s 19 state-regulated casinos, making it the second Midwestern state —...
article Is This Heaven? Governor Signs Iowa Sports Betting Into Law
(Iowa) -- With the stroke of the governor’s pen, Iowa sports betting emerged Monday from the cornfields. Gov. Kim Reynolds signed SF 617 into law after weeks of...
article Kim Reynolds signs sports betting and fantasy sports bill into law in Iowa
(Iowa) -- Placing a bet on your favorite sports team is officially legal after Gov. Kim Reynolds signed legislation Monday allowing gambling on college and professional...
article Reynolds signs sports betting bill into law
(Iowa) -- A new intersection of sports and money is coming to Iowa. Legislation that would legalize sports betting across the state has been approved by the Iowa...

5/11/2019

article Another growing season for Iowa gambling?
(Iowa) -- Ah, spring, a time when a certain four-letter state we all know and love has, historically, set its sights on gambling, and more gambling. This spring, Iowa...

5/6/2019

article Iowa groups push for gambling legalization to extend online
(Iowa) -- As legislators recently cleared the way for the state’s newest gambling expansion into online-based sports wagering, Sen. Joe Bolkcom waved his...

5/4/2019

article Pressure mounts for Iowa gambling to go online
(Iowa) -- As legislators recently cleared the way for the state’s newest gambling expansion into online-based sports wagering, Sen. Joe Bolkcom waved his...

5/1/2019

article Governor says input on sports gambling bill running 50/50
(Iowa) -- Governor Kim Reynolds says there has been a lot of input on whether she should sign or veto the sports gambling bill recently approved by the Iowa Legislature...
article Reynolds: Iowans split on legalizing sports betting
(Iowa) -- Iowans are split on whether Gov. Kim Reynolds should sign or veto legislation sent to her desk that would legalize sports betting in Iowa, the governor told...

4/30/2019

article Iowa Sports Betting Outlook Blurry, But No Hurry To Worry Because Gov Has 30 (Days)
(Iowa) -- The wait will carry on a bit longer to find out if legislation enabling Iowa sports betting is signed into law. Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds will have up to 30 days...
article Legislative session has ended while bills awaits Governor's approval
(Iowa) -- This is the third consecutive year the Republicans have occupied the majority in the Senate, the House of Representatives, and the Governor's office. Now...
article Reynolds: Iowans split on legalizing sports betting
(Iowa) -- Iowans are split on whether Gov. Kim Reynolds should sign or veto legislation sent to her desk that would legalize sports betting in Iowa, the governor told...

4/29/2019

article Casino looking to add a venue for sports betting
(Iowa) -- For the first time, the Iowa House has passed a bill legalizing betting on sporting events and fantasy sports. The bill is now waiting to be signed by Governor...

4/28/2019

article As Iowa Sports Betting Awaits Governor’s Signature, Sportsbooks Start Making Moves
(Iowa) -- Just how confident are some operators that the Iowa sports betting bill will be signed into law? Enough that they are lining up deals for when the day arrives...
article Sports betting is coming, whether we like it or not
(Iowa) -- I’m probably in the minority on this one. I’m a dedicated sports fan and always have been, but for a vast majority of the games I watch I don...

4/27/2019

article How key players fared at the Iowa Capitol in 2019: Casinos, solar customers among winners
(Iowa) -- The 2019 session of the Iowa Legislature, which ended Saturday afternoon, produced some victories for key players at the Capitol and defeats for others. Here...

4/25/2019

article Jones, Whiting opposed on sports gambling proposal
(Iowa) -- Now that the Legislature has approved sports betting in Iowa, the proposal moves to Gov. Kim Reynolds for a signature. State-licensed casinos have been...

4/24/2019

article Boyd Gaming: Sports gambling to be implemented at Diamond Jo if bill signed by governor
(Iowa) -- With sports gambling one step away from legalization in Iowa, it appears as though a sports book could be coming to north Iowa. David Strow, the Vice President...
article Catfish Bend Casino Preparing to Offer Sports Gambling Pending Governor Approval
(Iowa) -- Legislation to legalize gambling on college and professional sports teams as well as fantasy sports is sitting on the desk of Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds after...
article Iowa sports betting bill gets mixed reactions
(Iowa) -- Dan Franz, general manager of Riverside Casino & Golf Resort in Washington County, says right now, it's an exciting time for business. After a bill to...
article Sports betting bill raises concerns for addicts
(Iowa) -- Sports betting bill is making its way to Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds desk. The bill cleared the Iowa Statehouse this week. But still, a lot of questions remain...

4/23/2019

article Excitement in Iowa, concerns in Nebraska as sports gambling bill heads to Gov. Reynolds
(Iowa) -- A bill that would allow sports betting in Iowa is headed to Gov. Kim Reynolds for approval, and once again Nebraska is sitting on the sidelines. It's a...
article Experts worry legalizing sportsbetting will add to addiction, casino says no
(Iowa) -- Sports betting could be legal in Iowa very soon. While casinos could benefit from legalizing it, anti-gambling services say sports betting will hurt people who...
article Gov. Reynolds' signature all that's needed to bring legal sports betting to Iowa
(Iowa) -- Gov. Kim Reynolds so far isn't saying whether she'll sign a bill to legalize sports betting in Iowa finished its journey through the Iowa General...
article Iowa governor declines to commit on sports betting signature
(Iowa) -- Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds declined Tuesday to tip her hand on whether she'll sign a sports betting bill that's passed its final legislative hurdle....
article Kaufmann ‘Confident’ Iowa Governor Will Sign Sports Betting Bill Into Law
(Iowa) -- Iowa is poised to become the 12th state to legalize sports betting as a bill is now on the way to the governor’s desk. By a 67-31 margin on Monday, the...

4/22/2019

article Iowa House OKs legalization of sports betting, sends bill to Reynolds
(Iowa) -- A bill to legalize sports betting in Iowa is headed to the desk of Gov. Kim Reynolds after it passed the state’s House on Monday on a 67-31 vote. It...
article Iowa lawmakers approve sports betting and fantasy sports sites; bill heads to Reynolds
(Iowa) -- Iowans, get ready to start placing bets on your favorite college and professional sports teams. Iowa lawmakers on Monday finalized legislation that would...
article Iowa Sports Betting Almost A Done Deal: Bill Likely Heads To Governor Today
(Iowa) -- The Iowa legislature is ready to authorize the state’s casinos and racetracks to build sportsbooks, and it doesn’t take a giant leap of faith to...
article Legalized sports betting in Iowa passes, but still needs governor's signature
(Iowa) -- Whether sports betting will become legal in Iowa now rests with Gov. Kim Reynolds. A proposal to legalize betting on professional and college athletics, and on...
article On 67-31 vote, Iowa House sends sports betting bill to governor
(Iowa) -- The governor must now decide whether sports betting should be legal in Iowa. Tonight, the Iowa House gave final legislative approval to a bill that would let...
article Sports betting: What Iowans need to know about the Iowa Legislature's passed bill
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Legislature has passed a bill that would shape the future of sports betting in the state for years to come. There are a few steps left before sports...

4/20/2019

article Iowa casinos anticipate new law allowing sports betting
(Iowa) -- Iowa is one step closer to legalizing sports betting and fantasy sports. States began legalizing sports gambling last year after the U.S. Supreme Court ended...

4/19/2019

article Iowa casinos anticipate new law allowing sports betting
(Iowa) -- Iowa is one step closer to legalizing sports betting and fantasy sports. States began legalizing sports gambling last year after the U.S. Supreme Court ended...
article Grand Falls casino pays fine for underage gambler
(Iowa) -- The Grand Falls Casino in Larchwood in northwest Iowa agreed to pay a fine of $20,000 Thursday for a underage gambling violation. Iowa Racing and Gaming...
article Local senators split on sports wagering bill
(Iowa) -- A plan to legalize sports betting in Iowa has been approved by the state Senate, with one of the senators serving Webster County supporting it and the other...
article Sports betting moves ahead in Iowa Senate
(Iowa) -- Yesterday, Iowa's Senate passed a bill that would allow sports betting in Iowa. It still has some hurdles before it would become law but some are already...
article Grand Falls casino pays fine for underage gambler
(Iowa) -- The Grand Falls Casino in Larchwood in northwest Iowa agreed to pay a fine of $20,000 Thursday for a underage gambling violation.

4/18/2019

article Legalized sports betting passes Iowa Senate
(Iowa) -- The legalization of sports betting in Iowa was approved Wednesday by the Iowa Senate. The proposal heads next to the Iowa House, where it may be debated soon,...

4/17/2019

article By wide margin, Iowa Senate votes to legalize sports betting
(Iowa) -- With little fanfare — and after more than a decade of missed attempts — the Iowa Senate has voted to legalize sports betting in Iowa. Nineteen...
article Iowa one step closer to legalizing sports betting
(Iowa) -- On Wednesday night, the Iowa Senate passed a bill that would legalize sports betting in the state of Iowa. 31 senators voted for Senate File 617, with 18...
article Iowa One Step Closer To Sports Betting, As Senate Easily Passes Bill
(Iowa) -- An Iowa sports betting bill passed the Senate comfortably on Wedensday, setting up the state possibly to have legal wagering this year. The bill passed 31-18...
article Legalized sports betting passes Iowa Senate
(Iowa) -- Legal sports betting in Iowa was approved Wednesday by the Iowa Senate. The proposal heads next to the House, where it may be debated soon, a key legislative...

4/16/2019

article Letter to the editor: Bets off, Iowa
(Iowa) -- Iowa casinos want the out-of-state billionaire carpetbaggers like DraftKings and FanDuel to serve as bookies for the casinos — handling their sports and...

4/15/2019

article Iowa Casino Eyeing Legalised Sports Betting
(Iowa) -- Despite the fact that Iowa is yet to make sports betting legal, one casino in the state has unveiled its plans to launch a sportsbook. The Catfish Bend Casino...
article Iowa's Catfish Bend Casino to build sportsbook
(Iowa) -- As Iowa lawmakers discuss legalizing and regulating wagers on sporting events in the state, at least one casino is preparing to offer sports betting, KCRG...

4/13/2019

article COLUMN: Iowa must reject online sports betting
(Iowa) -- The issue of legalizing online sports betting still is alive in our Legislature and could have a major influence on many lives in Iowa. My perspective on this...

4/12/2019

article Iowa casino planning to build sportsbook, anticipating legalized gambling in Iowa
(Iowa) -- Even as Iowa lawmakers debate legalizing sports gambling in the state, at least one casino is preparing to build a sportsbook. The Iowa Racing and Gaming...

4/10/2019

article Iowa department changing approach on gambling addiction
(Iowa) -- Finding the best way to treat gambling addiction was the focus at the Iowa Department of Public Health's meeting Wednesday. In order to help people with a...

4/4/2019

article Sports Gambling Bill Survives Funnel Week, Felon Voting Rights and Fetal Homicide Bills Do Not
(Iowa) -- The odds are moving in favor of legalized sports gambling in Iowa. On Thursday afternoon the Senate Ways and Means Committee approved SF 366 along party lines...

4/3/2019

article How Close Is Iowa Sports Betting? Just A Few Steps Remain Ahead Of Key Vote
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Senate sports betting bill is on the move, and it’s getting closer to matching the bill that already is on the House floor. Sen. Roby Smith,...

3/31/2019

article Column: Iowans should speak out against sports betting
(Iowa) -- State Rep. Bobby Kaufmann’s gambling bill would legalize on-site and online college and professional sports betting, as well as daily fantasy sports...

3/30/2019

article ATHENA AWARDS: 'There is something good in everybody': Gaming pioneer Nancy Ballenger nominated for Athena Award
(Iowa) -- Nancy Ballenger has been a pioneer and a pillar in the Quad-Cities' gaming industry from the inaugural riverboat cruise aboard the Diamond Lady through the...

3/26/2019

article Iowa Sports Betting Bill Clears House Committee With Amendments: Floor Vote is Next
(Iowa) -- An Iowa lawmaker who serves as the main sponsor of a sports betting bill told Casino.org on Tuesday that the legislation is getting ready for a vote by the...

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...

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