Gambling and Sports Betting News Wire - August 15 2019

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Here are today's headlines in the world of gambling and sports betting as they happen - Thursday August 15, 2019.

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Extensive Coverage of Iowa Sports Betting Kickoff Today - All Day

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony as Iowa Sports Betting Launches

Scenes From Iowa Sports Betting...And We're Off

These Books Open for Business in Iowa Thursday

Iowa Sports Betting Could Rival Nevada in Handle

From PlayIA.com: “Once the Iowa market reaches maturity, its potential is on par with what Nevada is today,” said Dustin Gouker, lead analyst for PlayIA.com. “That means a handle that will exceed $4bn a year, and perhaps approach $5bn. And as we have seen with the success of the early adopters of legal sports betting, such as New Jersey, the state should reap millions in tax revenue.”

Video Purportedly Shows McGregor Hitting Man at Bar

Iowa Casinos Preparing Measures to Prevent Underage Gamblers

Iowa Sports Betting Ribbon Cutting at Noon

Sports betting comes to two Iowa casinos at Noon Thursday: You will be able to place bets at Rhythm City Casino in Davenport and The Isle Casino in Bettendorf.

"There's really nowhere else in the Midwest where you can get a sports wager in," William Hill Vice President of Marketing Michael Grodsky said. "This is really the sports betting capital of the Midwest, so it's fantastic."

The Isle Casino in Bettendorf will hold a ribbon cutting on August 15, 2019 at noon  (which is 1 pm ET). Mayor of Bettendorf, Robert Gallagher, will place the first bet. It is not known what that bet will be. The sports book counter will open right after the first bet is placed.

"Talking about Bettendorf, you can tell its going to be quit the hub when we come time for The Super Bowl, March Madness, and even to start off the NFL regular season," Grodsky said. "You're going to have folks from all over the region coming in here, because it's now legal."

Our Free Picks Record August 15

2019 MLB Record: 23-15-2 (60.5%) - No Plays Over -160

2018-19 College Basketball Record: 12-9 (57.1%)

2018-19 NBA Record: 7-5 (58%)

2018 MLB Record: 45-35 (56.2%)

2018 NBA Record: 12-4-1 (75%)

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