Latest articles

Iowa May Soon Have 20th Commercial Casino But Not Legal iGaming

May 6, 2024 | By: Heather Fletcher

Iowa has long been on iGaming advocates’ shortlist for the next state expected to legalize online casinos. However, it looks as though Iowa’s next legal gambling expansion step may be adding a 20th commercial casino to serve the state’s 3.2 million residents. That’s because, on July 1, Iowa’s two-year moratorium on new casino construction will […]

Emails Show Iowa College Gambling Sting Doubled as Law Enforcement Power Play

May 3, 2024 | By: Robyn McNeil

An investigator involved in a 2023 Iowa gambling sting that netted over two dozen college athletes suggested in an email to colleagues the bust would impress the “powers that be.” Further, special agent Christopher Adkins speculated the investigation might nudge state lawmakers to update gambling legislation to strengthen law enforcement’s powers. According to The Associated […]

Expired Mega Millions Prize Will Boost Iowa Lottery’s Holiday Promo

September 8, 2023 | By: Robyn McNeil

A Mega Millions jackpot winner from Iowa failed to cash in their ticket before it expired this week, but one person’s loss will be another’s gain. That unclaimed million-dollar prize will sweeten the pot for the state lottery’s annual holiday promotion, putting a positive spin on the time-related misfortune. The ticket, purchased last year at […]

Bet365 Sportsbook Launches in Iowa, Kentucky Soon to Follow

June 7, 2023 | By: Chav Vasilev

Iowans can now bet at one of the world’s largest sportsbooks as Bet365 Sportsbook has launched through a partnership with Casino Queen Marquette. Iowa is the fifth state where Bet365 now operates, alongside Colorado, New Jersey, Ohio, and Virginia. The market is starting to get crowded. Bet365’s launch makes it the 19th online sportsbook in […]

Iowa Online Casino Bill Hearing Primarily Populated by Opponents

March 21, 2023 | By: Heather Fletcher

Opponents were the primary speakers during an Iowa online casino bill hearing on March 21. The 20-minute-long hearing for HSB227 included representatives of brick-and-mortar casinos who speculated that iGaming would cannibalize revenue and others who thought 24/7 mobile availability would cause a spike in gambling addiction. Bill sponsor – state Rep. Bobby Kaufmann, R-Wilton – uttered one sentence […]

Back To Top

Get connected with us on Social Media