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From Iowa House Democrats: 


Iowans will soon be allowed to bet on their favorite sports teams after a bill was signed last week to legalize sports betting and fantasy sports in Iowa.   Beginning later this year, Iowans can now bet on any professional, collegiate, or international team as well as individual sporting events governed by the Olympic Committee.

In order to bet, the person must be age 21 or older and bet at “sports wagering area” in a casino or on a mobile device. To bet on a mobile device, an eligible bettor can establish an account at a casino and set up an “advance deposit” system for the first 18 months.

While, Iowans will be allowed to bet on Iowa colleges and universities, they will not be allowed to make in play bets on individual athletes in an event where an Iowa college or university is a participant.

Gaming issues rarely break down on party lines and the legislation had both Republicans and Democrats voting for and against the proposal.   Since the Supreme Court has made their ruling, eight states have currently legalized sports betting in their state

Author: Press Release

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