Tag Archives: Iowa
- FantasyDraft acquire Fantasy Aces; Illinois, Iowa new DFS bills
January 27, 2017
Daily fantasy sports operator FantasyDraft has acquired rival Fantasy Aces, as the DFS minnows gear up to compete with the new DraftKings-FanDuel behemoth. The Toronto-listed Fantasy Aces suspended trading in its shares on Wednesday pending a major announcement. On Thursday, the company announced that Fantasy Draft would be acquiring its...
- Californian poker players win forfeiture abuse case in Iowa
December 7, 2016
A pair of California poker players has won their civil court case after Iowan State Troopers robbed them of $100,000 in cash during a routine traffic stop in 2013. Our cash may be coated in semen, urine and over 3,000 types of different bacteria. Exposure to it may cause acne,...
- Iowa Senator plans to revive dead fantasy sports betting bill
September 13, 2016
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. This is exactly what State Senator Jeff Danielson is going to do after his bill to legalize fantasy sports betting in Iowa went straight to the garbage bin last legislative session. Instead of being disheartened, Danielson vows to revive the bill...
- Iowa Bucks Trend with Gambling Profit Growth
July 12, 2016
Iowa’s commercial gambling industry is bucking the downward revenue trend of other U.S. States as its revenue grew by $21.6 million in fiscal 2016. Citing annual reports filed before the Racing and Gaming Commission, news website Globe Gazette reported that the Hawkeye State’s 19 state-licensed gambling operation posted a total...
- Congress to hold hearing on DFS, sports betting and online gambling
April 14, 2016
Daily fantasy sports, sports betting and online gambling will all be topics of (presumably lively) discussion at a Congressional hearing next month. On Thursday, ESPN’s David Purdum broke the news that the House of Representatives' Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade will hold a hearing on Wednesday, May 11 to...
- Iowa Lottery boss says online lotteries “socially acceptable:’ Minnesota online lottery has three weeks to live
April 24, 2015
The CEO of the Iowa Lottery says the business faces a lot of red ink unless it starts selling tickets online. Iowa Lottery boss Terry Rich appeared before the state’s House Government Oversight Committee on Thursday to discuss the Lottery’s future. Rich told legislators that the 2011 Department of Justice...