Iowa Governor Signs Gaming Bill, Says No New Casinos For Two Years

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a gambling bill that adds new sports bets for customers. However, it also includes a two-year moratorium on new casino licenses. This blocks the proposed $250 million Cedar Crossings entertainment and cultural center in Cedar Rapids.

HF 2497 allows Iowa sports betting customers to place wagers on non-sporting events like awards and draft positions. It also allows bettors to bet on charity golf results. The language regarding betting on games like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and League of Legends did not make it into the final draft.

Iowa Governor Signs Gaming Bill, Says No New Casinos For Two years. Iowa Gaming Association President and CEO Wes Ehrecke explains why the bill was passed.

Iowa governor signed a bill banning new casinos for two years. Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission Vice-Chair Daryl Olsen is disappointed with the legislature's decision to block new casino applications. Cedar Rapids Development Group and Linn County Gaming Association planned to apply for a gaming license with IRGC jointly.

Iowa Governor Signs Gaming Bill, Says No New Casinos For Two years.

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