Iowa

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Operator/supplier deals

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Online/land-based partnerships

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Licensing deals

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Marketing deals

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Sports teams/franchises

There are no major league sports teams in Iowa

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State population

3.1 million

 

Revenue

 

Online/offline revenue split

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Amounts wagered

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Total number of betting premises

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Stake tax take

30% on gaming revenues of land-based video gaming machines

What type of licenses are available?

None

 

How many skins are permitted per license?

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How do you apply for a license?

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What are the integrity fees?

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What is the current tax rate?

The proposed rate for sports betting is currently 22% of revenues

 

Is there a self-exclusion register in the state?

Yes, available here: http://www.iowagaming.org/responsible_gaming/self-exclusion.aspx

Is sports betting regulated or unregulated? 

Unregulated

A bill proposed in January 2018 opened the door for licensed casinos and racetracks to offer land-based and possibly online sports betting, but the legislative window is now shut and the bill is yet to be voted upon.

 

Regulator details

Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission

DMACC Capitol Center

1300 Des Moines Street, Suite 100

Des Moines, IA 50309

Phone: 515-281-7352

irgc@iowa.gov

https://irgc.iowa.gov

 

Commissioner: Richard Arnold

 

Is sports betting permitted online?

No. But the state is open to regulating, with land-based casinos and racetracks the most likely beneficiaries.

 

Is there any specific legislation for daily fantasy sports?

No. Lawmakers have been attempting to regulate DFS since 2015, with a new bill currently in process.

 

What legislation, if any, is currently pending?

Ongoing DFS and sports betting bills.