Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission to decide on sports betting rules and licenses

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The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission will meet on Tuesday to vote to adopt proposed rules for sports wagering and to approve license applications from various Iowa casinos and contracts for out-of-state vendor partnerships.

After a July 11th public hearing on the proposed rules and regulations, the commission announced a rules package on Friday, July 26th to be voted on for approval on Tuesday, July 30th and established August 15th as a potential starting date for eligible casinos that can meet the commission's licensing requirements.

But according to Brian Ohorilko, administrator of the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission, the commission doesn't expect many (or possibly any) of the casinos to be ready to comply with regulations that will be established once the rules are voted on and settled after the meeting, making a starting-date uncertain for those casinos that do get their license approved.

Ohorilko also added that the commission will be considering a wide variety of criteria for those casinos that have submitted license applications and fee, including their sustainability and standing with the commission.

The casinos that have applied for sports wagering licenses and are up for approval at Tuesday's meeting include the following:

  • Ameristar Casino Council Bluffs, LLC
  • Catfish Bend Casinos II, LLC
  • Diamond Jo, LLC d/b/a Diamond Jo Casino
  • Diamond Jo Worth, LLC d/b/a Diamond Jo Worth
  • Dubuque Racing Association, LTD
  • Grand Falls Casino Resort, LLC
  • HGI-Lakeside, LLC
  • Harveys Iowa Management Company LLC
  • Iowa West Racing Association d/b/a Horseshoe Casino
  • IOC Black Hawk County, Inc. d/b/a Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo
  • Isle of Capri Bettendorf, L.C.
  • Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino
  • Rhythm City Casino, LLC
  • Riverside Casino & Golf Resort, LLC
  • SCE Partners, LLC d/b/a Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City
  • Wild Rose Clinton, L.L.C
  • Wild Rose Emmetsburg, L.L.C.
  • Wild Rose Jefferson, L.L.C.

The vendor partnerships seeking approval include the following:

  • Dubuque Racing Association, Ltd. – IGT – Equipment, Software & Services for Sports Betting
  • Ameristar Casino Council Bluffs, LLC – Advanced Deposit Sports Wagering Agreement - Penn Sports Interactive, LLC
  • Diamond Jo, LLC: Advanced Deposit Sports Wagering Agreement - Betfair Interactive/FanDuel–Online Market Access Agreement and Contract: Retail Sportsbook Services Agreement - Betfair Interactive/FanDuel
  • Diamond Jo Worth, LLC: Advanced Deposit Sports Wagering Agreement - Betfair Interactive/FanDuel -Online Market Access Agreement and Contract: Retail Sportsbook Services Agreement - Betfair Interactive/FanDuel
  • SCE Partners, LLC –Advanced Deposit Sports Wagering Agreement - HR IA Gaming, LLC - Online and Retail Sports Betting Agreement
  • Harveys Iowa Management Company, LLC – Advanced Deposit Sports Wagering Operator Agreement - Caesars Interactive Entertainment, LLC
  • Iowa West Racing Association d/b/a Horseshoe Casino: Advanced Deposit Sports Wagering Operator Agreement - Caesars Interactive Entertainment, LLC and Contract: PSX-Inc. – A/V Equipment for Sportsbook Remodel

Click here to read the full agenda and proposed sports wagering rules.