Iowa could be first state to fully legalise online gambling
Iowa has come one step closer to becoming the first state in the US to fully legalise online gambling. The state House approved the gaming bill with a large majority - 72 votes to just 21 who opposed it.
The final step of approval takes the bill to the desk of the Iowa Governor, where it is believed to be signed to be approved into the law. Once the Governor approves and signs the bill, iGaming Business reports that “Iowa will follow the District of Columbia in creating a workable framework for iGaming regulation on a non-federal level, leapfrogging the likes of New Jersey, Florida and Nevada.”
This couldn’t have come at a better time for the US, and is the first piece of positive gambling news since the Black Friday debacle last month, which saw some of the biggest and most popular Poker websites shut down to US players by the FBI.