Internet Poker Measure Sails Through Iowa Senate Committee

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Patrick Flanigan
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Internet Poker Measure Sails Through Iowa Senate Committee

A measure to bring real money Internet poker to the state of Iowa has sailed through the state’s Senate Committee with a vote of 11-4 approval. 

The state Racing and Gaming Commission would be able to establish a structure whereby competing hub operators would partner with state-licensed casinos to provide access to online sites for registered players ages 21 and older who were located within Iowa’s borders at the time they engaged in the Internet-based activity, according to KCRG9, the ABC affiliate in Cedar Rapids. 

Those living outside of Iowa would be permitted to join a state-licensed online poker room when visiting a state casino.
“I don’t see this as an expansion of gambling,” said Sen. Rick Bertrand, R-Sioux City. “I see this as an expansion of freedom.”

- Patrick Flanagan, Gambling911.com



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