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Woman clashes with casino over a jackpot denied

It’s an exciting moment when the bells go off in a casino because that means a player won a jackpot. But that joy of winning quickly turned to disbelief for an Omaha woman when the jackpot was denied. Playing a penny slot at Ameristar in Council Bluffs, Tamara Bean won $1,733. “It’s the first time I’ve won in 15 years and now magically they’re going to say you don’t get your money.”

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10/17/2019

article Gaming Commission says ancillary counties entitled to casino revenue
(Iowa) -- The Clinton County Development Association approved Wednesday an amended policy for grant fund distributions to ancillary counties. CCDA President Matt...
article Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission reports September sports betting revenue
(Iowa) -- People spent more than $38 million on sports betting in Iowa in September, according to the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission. But only a small fraction of...

10/16/2019

article Grand Falls Casino handled more than $1.1 million in sports betting in September
(Iowa) -- It’s been two months since sports betting officially started in Iowa and so far, the state is seeing a positive outcome. During the month of September,...
article City panel backs casino hopeful Russellville splits with Pope County, endorses Iowa firm
(Iowa) -- The City Council's gaming committee on Monday evening selected a small Iowa casino company over two other contenders to recommend for a Pope County casino...

10/15/2019

article CB casinos bring in $7 million in sports bets in September
(Iowa) -- Three casinos in Council Bluffs combined to bring in nearly $7 million in legal sports bets in September. Statistics released by the Iowa Racing and Gaming...

10/14/2019

article Iowa punters place $38.5m in bets during first full month
(Iowa) -- In its first full month of regulated sports betting, players in Iowa placed a total of $38.5m in sports bets according to the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission.
article Iowa sportsbooks generate more than $4.9m in revenue in September
(Iowa) -- Iowa’s sports betting market is off to a strong start. According to figures from the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission (IRGC) sportsbooks in the Hawkeye...
article Over $47 million in sports bets placed in six weeks, Iowa officials say
(Iowa) -- Game on. Iowa gamblers are getting the hang of legalized sports betting since it started in mid-August. Data from the state Racing and Gaming Commission...
article Sports gambling in Iowa off to a great start
(Iowa) -- Iowa is laughing all the way to the bank. As soon as regulators could utter “Go” upon the legalization of sports gambling in the state, the wagers...

10/11/2019

article Iowa casinos post big numbers in the first full month of sports betting
(Iowa) -- If the first full month of sports wagering in Iowa is any indication, Iowa casinos are going to score big with the new gambling option. In September, the first...
article Iowa casinos take nearly $40 million of wagers in first full month of legal sports gambling
(Iowa) -- It's still early, but sports gambling in Iowa appears to be one bet for casino operators that is quickly paying off. Iowa casinos processed close to $40...

10/8/2019

article All but one of state-licensed casinos now have on site sports betting
(Iowa) -- Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission administrator, Brian Ohorilko, says the Wild Rose Casinos opened their on-site sports betting facilities last week and now...
article Harrah's and Horseshoe casinos fined $50,000 for underage gambling violations
(Iowa) -- Harrah’s and Horseshoe casinos in Council Bluffs have been fined a total $50,000 for two instances of allowing underage patrons onto their gambling...

10/7/2019

article Casinos in Council Bluffs fined for underage gambling violations
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission approved fines for two casinos last week at their meeting in Waterloo. Racing and Gaming Administrator, Brian Ohorilko...
article Harrah's and Horseshoe fined $50,000 for underage gambling violations
(Iowa) -- Harrah's and Horseshoe casinos in Council Bluffs have been fined a total $50,000 for two instances of allowing underage patrons onto their gambling floors...

10/3/2019

article Casinos in Council Bluffs fined for underage gambling violations
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission approved fines for two casinos today at their meeting in Waterloo. Racing and Gaming Administrator, Brian Ohorilko says...

10/2/2019

article Wild Rose And DraftKings To Officially Open Jefferson Sportsbook Thursday
(Iowa) -- In late August, Wild Rose Casino and Resorts announced they would be partnering with DraftKings as their retail and mobile partner for sports wagering. There...

9/28/2019

article Sports wagering on Wild Rose's horizon
(Iowa) -- Sports wagering is expected to be available at Clinton’s Wild Rose Casino and Resort in October. Wild Rose Casino and Resort General Manager Steve...

9/27/2019

article William Hill shuts down sports betting kiosks at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino
(Iowa) -- Sports betting kiosks at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Altoona have been shut down while a vendor figures out why they came on in the middle of the...

9/24/2019

article Minnesota Vikings fans, lawmakers invade Iowa to bet on sports
(Iowa) -- “Skol, sportsbooks!” Minnesotans would love the chance to chant those very words one day, but a myriad of Vikings fans will have to continue...
article Sports betting is taking off in Iowa, but tribal casinos aren't in on the action yet
(Iowa) -- Husker fans can now hop across the Missouri River and place sports bets at any of 14 state-regulated casinos in Iowa, including Ameristar, Harrah’s and...
article Sports betting kiosk glitch idles some machines at Prairie Meadows
(Iowa) -- Sports betting kiosks at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Altoona have been shut down while a vendor figures out why they came on in the middle of the...
article Grand Falls Casino in NW Iowa begins $10 million expansion
(Iowa) -- A $10 million expansion is on the way at Grand Falls Casino & Golf Resort in the far corner of Northwest Iowa, after officials broke ground for the work...
article Take a look at plans for the $10 million Grand Falls Casino expansion
(Iowa) -- Josh Feucht, a member of the Lyon County Board of Supervisors, thanked the casino for the contributions it has made to the local economy. "(It's) a...

9/23/2019

article Gaming Innovation Group goes live with Hard Rock sportsbook in Iowa
(Iowa) -- Hard Rock International (HRI) continues to take its gambling operations larger with the inclusion of sports wagers. This has already been established in New...

9/21/2019

article Only 42% of sports betting was on mobile devices in first weeks
(Iowa) -- The information from the first couple of weeks of sports betting in Iowa shows a little more than $8.5 million was wagered. Racing and Gaming Administrator,...

9/20/2019

article Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City to begin accepting bets at sportsbook Friday afternoon
(Iowa) -- On Friday the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City announced they will be officially accepting bets at their sportsbook beginning at 3 p.m. The Hard Rock...
article More than $8 million wagered in Iowa’s first month of legalized sports betting
(Iowa) -- Just a month after Iowa legalized sports betting, more than $8.5 million has been wagered, according to the state’s gaming officials. The wagers were...

9/16/2019

article Iowa Casino Admissions Flat In August, But Helped By Addition Of Sportsbooks
(Iowa) -- Iowa began its sports betting industry on Aug. 15, and the results of the first half-month of action are in. According to the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission...
article Only 42% of sports betting was on mobile devices in first weeks
(Iowa) -- The information from the first couple of weeks of sports betting in Iowa shows a little more than $8.5 million was wagered. Racing and Gaming Administrator,...
article Column: The gambling industry is a predator
(Iowa) -- Adam Sullivan’s “online gambling” column (“What’s Next For Iowa Gambling” Sept. 1) ignores some major concerns. Iowans are...

9/14/2019

article Iowans lay down $8.6 million in first weeks of sports betting
(Iowa) -- Iowans made $8.6 million in bets during the two weeks in August the state’s new legalized sports gambling law was in effect. The first look at sports...

9/12/2019

article Casinos are the only place you can sign up for sports betting
(Iowa) -- Buffalo Wild Wings last week announced a deal with MGM Resorts to bring MGM sports betting into their restaurants in states where sports betting is legal.

9/10/2019

article Lawmakers consider garnishing winnings to collect debt
(Iowa) -- Lawmakers are confident Iowa will find a way to collect debt from some sports betting winnings. As written, part of the law would allow casinos to garnish...

9/9/2019

article Players cross state lines to gamble on sports betting
(Iowa) -- Winky and Dwight Bush have held onto their Iowa tradition for a long time. They come up every year for their anniversary. This year marks 65 years for them...

9/7/2019

article Here’s a look at Ameristar Council Bluffs’s sportsbook
(Iowa) -- Ameristar Casino in Council Bluffs is bringing Las Vegas to Iowa. The company, owned by Penn National Gaming, spent $750,000 renovating its in-house...

9/5/2019

article Sports betting could change viewership habits
(Iowa) -- With sports betting in full swing across Iowa, sports books and mobile apps could change how people root for their teams. The Diamond Jo Casino opened its new...

9/3/2019

article COLUMN: What's next for online gambling in Iowa?
(Iowa) -- After Iowa legalized sports betting this year, gamblers are wondering what might be the next frontier in distributed digital gaming.

9/2/2019

article Diamond Jo casino goes live with FanDuel and Boyd Gaming sportsbook
(Iowa) -- Boyd Gaming and FanDuel Group have completed the grand opening of their first retail sportsbook in the state of Iowa, located at Diamond Jo Casino in Northwood...
article Iowans can bet on sports via app. So naturally we tried it from the South Dakota border.
(Iowa) -- If you live in Sioux Falls and want to throw down a few bucks on the Vikings to win the Super Bowl, you need to go to Iowa. And just holding your phone across...
article Isle Casino says Iowa sports betting is keeping its business busy
(Iowa) -- Isle Casino in Bettendorf said they expect to get even busier when the college football and NFL season picks up.
article Sports fans flock to place their bets on Iowa college football
(Iowa) -- College football kicked off in Iowa on Saturday, and for the first time, Iowans could legally bet on the state's teams. Karl Leitz told KCCI on Monday that...

9/1/2019

article Grand Falls Casino & Golf Resort becomes first in NW Iowa to open sports book
(Iowa) -- A Sioux Falls man named Brian Allard was the first person to place a bet Saturday morning at the Grand Falls Casino & Golf Resort's newly opened Elite...
article Ameristar Casino Banned Gambler Cannot Collect Jackpot in Iowa
(Iowa) -- Ameristar Casino Hotel in Council Bluffs Iowa has refused to pay a gambler after she won $1,733 from a penny slot machine because she was on a list of banned...

8/31/2019

article Diamond Jo Casino kicks off their opening day of sports betting
(Iowa) -- Iowa is the 11th state to allow sports betting after Governor Kim Reynolds signed a measure back in May. Starting earlier this month, the state’s 19...
article Iowa sports betting: Raring to make money this football season? Several experts share their tips
(Iowa) -- Legal sports betting in Iowa has been underway for two weeks now, so naturally you've figured everything out. You're cashing on 80% of your bets, the...

8/30/2019

article Prairie Meadows Casino Fined Again for Underage Gambling in Iowa
(Iowa) -- Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino was fined $20,000 — for the second straight year — after Iowa authorities said an underage patron was gambling...
article Woman clashes with casino over a jackpot denied
(Iowa) -- It’s an exciting moment when the bells go off in a casino because that means a player won a jackpot. But that joy of winning quickly turned to disbelief...

8/29/2019

article Fanduel sportsbook opens near Minnesota border; I-35 will be 'awfully busy'
(Iowa) -- Operators of a new Fanduel sportsbook in northern Iowa expect so much of their business to come from the Twin Cities that they didn't choose an Iowa sports...
article Grand Falls launches online sports betting, with in-house sportsbook opening Saturday
(Iowa) -- Sports fans in Sioux Falls can now place bets on their favorite team as long as they make a short drive. An online gambling service from Grand Falls Casino...

8/28/2019

article Isle Casino says Iowa sports betting is keeping its business busy
(Iowa) -- Isle Casino in Bettendorf said they are keeping busy ever since sports betting was legalized in Iowa. “We’ve been so thrilled with the first...
article Sports betting begins in Iowa
(Iowa) -- They say timing is everything and that’s definitely the case in Iowa where sports gambling is now legal. With college football and NFL teams ready to...

8/27/2019

article Iowa casino fined for underage gambling violation
(Iowa) -- Iowa's casino gambling oversight commission has fined an Altoona casino for allowing a 19-year-old man to gamble and drink alcohol there earlier this year...
article Sportsbook opens in Q Casino, Diamond Jo opening next week
(Iowa) -- Casinos in Dubuque are finally getting their sportsbooks open for business. The Q Casino opened its Sportsbook Monday, and the Diamond Jo is following next...
article Journalist faces subpoena in lawsuit over lottery scandal
(Iowa) -- An Iowa journalist who wrote a book about a lottery insider who rigged jackpots in several states has been subpoenaed to turn over notes related to his...

8/26/2019

article Casinos in Altoona, Council Bluffs fined by regulators
(Iowa) -- Two Iowa casinos will pay fines for violations of gambling regulations. Iowa Racing and Gaming Administrator, Brian Ohorilko, says William Hill — which...

8/25/2019

article How big will the sports betting market be?
(Iowa) -- Sports gambling got underway in Iowa earlier this month at the casinos which are already cleared to take bets. Iowa Gambling Treatment program manager, Eric...
article Iowa sports betting starts; so do some campus qualms
(Iowa) -- Iowa’s NCAA athletes — and everyone involved in training, coaching, recruiting and managing them — for decades have been largely barred from...

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...

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