..

Iowa Cans Internet Poker Plans for Now

Written by:
C Costigan
Published on:
Apr/14/2011
Iowa Internet Poker

Iowa has become the latest state to back away from legalizing Internet poker this week.

Following news Tuesday that the District of Columbia had approved a measure that would make it the first US jurisdiction to allow online poker, both Florida and Iowa have abandoned such plans.

In the case of Iowa, lawmakers expressed to the Des Moines Register that legalizing Internet poker was “too controversial” a subject to decide this year

Instead, the panel approved a bill that asks Iowa’s Racing and Gaming Commission to prepare a report for the state legislature by December 1.  It would study the possible means for regulating intrastate Web poker.

Passage of the bill hit a stalemate last month in the state legislature with calls for change.

“It’s a terrible, terrible bill,” Sen. Randy Feenstra, R-Hull told the Des Moines Register late Tuesday. “It’s the worst bill I’ve seen in this Legislature and I mean that. We’ve had all these social bills to address credit card abuses, violence, children’s neglect and abuse, and here’s the main issue why these things occur.”

Currently, there is federal legislation that was introduced last month while a more prominent state bill in Nevada is backed by online poker’s two biggest card rooms, PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker, along with two land-based casino establishments, Wynn Resorts and Stations Casino.  Wynn would look to partner up with PokerStars while Full Tilt announced a partnership arrangement with the owners of Stations Casino, emphasizing that the casino itself would not be part of such an alliance. 

- Christopher Costigan, Gambling911.com Publisher

 

-         

Follow Gambling911.com on Twitter Here

Gambling News

Phil Mickelson a "Known Rat" in Billy Walters Case Claims Pro Bettor

A popular sports bettor might not have been on board with wagering on Sunday's much hyped "The Match: Champions for Charity".

Russian Table Tennis Betting No Joke During This Time of Pandemic

Russian Table Tennis Betting No Joke During This Time of Pandemic

William Hill sportsbook director Nick Bogdanovich said the UFC handle at William Hill topped what was wagered on Russian table tennis over last weekend, but not by a large margin. 

Pro Bettor Talks Pandemic Impact on Sports Betting, How Real Bookies Approach Their Craft

Pro Bettor Talks Pandemic Impact on Sports Betting, How Real Bookies Approach Their Craft

A professional sports bettor, Rufus Peabody, recently spoke to BetIndianaNews.com to discuss the coronavirus pandemic's impact on sports betting.  Much of it is obvious, no sports equals no wagering.  But with sports slowly but surely returning, the big question centers around home field/court advantage should games be held without fans.

10 Years of CalvinAyre.com, G911 Owner Recounts Payback

10 Years of CalvinAyre.com, G911 Owner Recounts Payback

CalvinAyre.com is celebrating its 10 years online and our very own Chris Costigan offered his congratulations and talks about what it was like to torture Calvin Ayre for so many years, only to have the tables turned on him.

New Figures Suggest the Unstoppable Rise of eSports is Set to Continue

There are so many different sports and activities that people can make a wager on these days, but one area which is increasingly attracting a lot of attention is the world of competitive gaming – also known as eSports.

Syndicate