I bet you the 2019 legislative session will take up the subject of being able to place your bets on sporting events.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled last May that ALL states may legalize wagering on sporting events.
Senate Majority Leader Jack Whitver, a Republican from Ankeny, says Iowa casinos seem the likely host for wagering on sports — if it’s legalized here.
Iowa Lottery officials say several of the state’s largest lottery retailers want the option of offering a sports lottery — similar. perhaps, to the one now legal in Delaware.
Estimates indicate Americans illegally bet hundreds of BILLIONS of dollars on sporting events every year. Bills to legalize sports betting in Iowa have been introduced in the Iowa legislature since 2010, but none advanced beyond the committee level.