Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission approves sports betting rules

Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission approves sports betting rules


DAMAGES FROM LAWSUITS IT IS FACING. BRIDGET: A NEW FORM OF GAMBLING IS ABOUT TO BEGIN IN IOWA, JUST IN TIME FOR FOOTBALL SEASON. IOWA’S RACING AND GAMING COMMISSION VOTING TODAY TO APPROVE RULES FOR SPORTS BETTING IN THE STATE. THE COMMISSION HEARD AND APPROVED INDIVUAL PROPOSALS FROM IOWA’S CASINO’S. A REPRESENTATIVE FROM ONE OF THOSE ESTABLISHMENTS EXPRESSED OPTIMISM AND EXCITEMENT ABOUT TUESDAY’S DEVELOPMENT. BRAD RHINES/ PRAIRIE MEADOWS: “WELL IT’S EXCITING NOT JUST FOR PRAIRIE MEADOWS BUT FOR THE STATE OF IOWA AND THE INDUSTRY AS A WHOLE. WE BROUGHT SPORTS BETTING HERE, AND EFFECTIVE AUGUST 15TH AT ABOUT NOON WE’LL GO LIVE WITH SPORTS BETTING. I THINK IT’S A MONUMENTAL THING FOR THE STATE.” 18 CASINOES ARE PLANNING ON IMPLEMENTING SPORTS BETTING IN THEIR FACILITIES. BUT THE HARD ROCK HOTEL AND CASINO IN SIOUX CITY WITHDREW ITS REQUEST FOR TODAY’S MEETING, SAYING THEY ARE STILL WORKING TO RESOLVE DETAILS WITH THEIR PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT. HARD ROCK PLANS TO SUBMIT A REQUEST FOR APPROVAL AT THE C MEETING NEXT MONTH..

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