Wednesday 28th September 2022

While you may soon be able to place bets on sporting events in the state, you might not be able to lay some down on games involving college teams from Iowa.

A House committee endorsed the proposal to ban bets on the performance of athletes in games or matches involving Iowa college teams. Another panel in the House also has voted to tack the concept onto the sports betting bill.

Representative Vicki Lensing of Iowa City says there were concerns some athletes might be pressured to miss a free throw or drop a pass in order to secure certain outcome.

Members of the House and Senate are considering a plan that would let the state-licensed casinos offer an “app” for placing bets on professional and college sports.

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