Sports Betting Rules Approved

West Des Moines, Iowa — Sports betting rules were approved Tuesday in less time than you have to wait for a television timeout at a football game. The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission approved the rules at their meeting in West Des Moines.

Commissioner Jeff Lamberti made the motion.

The rules were approved unanimously. Racing and Gaming Commission administrator Brian Ohorilko ( says the casinos can begin offering sports betting at noon on August 15th. The commission also approved the sports gambling licenses for 18 of the 19 casinos today. Ohorilko says the commission will be meeting with each of them during the next two weeks.

He says the I-R-G-C has been moving forward quickly since the governor signed the law, with the public hearing on the rules earlier this month.

Ohorilko says the casinos have been developing their sports gambling apps and betting areas on site at their own pace.

He says sports gambling is the focus right now in the gambling industry.

Ohorilko believes there are 12 other states now that offer sports wagering.

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