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7/13/2017

The IGA eShowcase

The Iowa Gaming Association is proud of its Associate Members and strives to show them our commitment and appreciation for their support. The IGA eShowcase is a weekly digital newsletter to casino gen...

5/19/2017

The WLG Minute: Women Leaders in Gaming Newsletter

Iowa's gaming industry is a hot spot for powerful women leaders to make an impact. In fact, a 2014 study showed that over 52 percent of the 18 commercial casino workforce was female. Plus, 44 percen...

4/20/2015

2015 Gaming Legislation: Bill Tracking

The 85th general assembly recently passed the first funnel deadline. Following are gaming-related bills that remain alive. You can visit the Iowa Legislature here. You can sign up to track bills here....

2/4/2015

Fantasy Sports Bill Gets OK from Iowa Senate Panel

The Des Moines Register reported that Iowans playing in fantasy sports leagues could claim prizes and cash under a bill sent to the Iowa Senate floor on Wednesday. The legislation, Senate Study Bill 1...

1/16/2015

2015 Iowa Legislature Kicks Off; Gaming Bills Are Introduced

The Iowa legislature got underway this week and swore in its new two-year General Assembly. Although the ceremony was a prominent feature, matters of business came to the forefront quickly.  Four ga...

12/18/2014

Iowa Casino Industry Touts Economic Benefits of Casinos Described by Study

A recent study published by the American Gaming Association received a lot of attention in Iowa for illuminating how the state's commercial gaming benefits Iowa's economy to the tune of $2.5 billion. ...

11/24/2014

New casino a big boon for downtown Sioux City

According to an article published on Omaha.com, the city's new Hard Rock Hotel & Casino has sparked business and revitalized a previously vacant corridor in the metropolis.  New commercial businesse...

11/13/2014

Gaming commission OKs racetrack license for trade group seeking to operate Iowa dog racing

The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission recently approved a racetrack license for pari-mutuel wagering to the Iowa Greyhouse Association. The decision gives the group authority to operate the Dubuque Gr...

3/18/2014

2013 Statement of Economic Impact: IGA Members Create $1 Billion

In 2013, Iowa's 18 commercial casinos continued as major contributors to statewide economic strength. The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission recently announced the total economic impact of Iowa's comme...

5/6/2013

AGA Releases 2013 State of the States Report

The American Gaming Association's 2013 State of the States report, which is widely regarded as the most comprehensive resource of its kind, shows that in 2012 the national casino industry saw its seco...

4/14/2013

Results of the County Referendum Votes Held to Allow Casino Licenses (1994-2013)

Citizens in the counties seeking gaming operations are required to vote on new licenses and expansions. A vote is also required every eight years to continue gaming operations. This voting process was...

3/4/2013

IGA President Talks Gaming on IPTV's "Iowa Press"

Iowa Gaming Association President Wes Ehrecke and Racing and Gaming Commission Chair Jeff Lamberti discuss the future of gaming in Iowa on Iowa Public Television's "Iowa Press." With several communiti...

1/31/2013

Responsible Gaming "Code of Conduct" Revised and Re-Released by American Gaming Association

The American Gaming Assocation (AGA) released an updated Code of Conduct for Responsible Gaming in January. Highlights of the revisions include best practices about Internet marketing, email communica...

1/28/2013

Online Poker Report: An Interview with IGA President Wes Ehrecke

Iowa Gaming Association President Wes Ehrecke chatted with gaming pro Marco Velerio in early January to discuss what's on the horizon for Iowa and online poker legislation. Ehrecke said having online ...

4/2/2012

Iowa's Commercial Casinos Have Over a $1 Billion Impact on the State

A new report, "Statement of Economic Impact on the State of Iowa," was recently released by the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission (IRGC). The data is a clear indicator of the significant benefit the 1...

11/6/2010

2010 Casino Referendum Votes Pass By an Average of Over 78%

2/16/2009

The County Endowment Fund Program: A Catalyst for Philanthropic Partnerships

8/4/2008

Commercial Casinos Begin Second Decade of Responsible Gaming Education Awareness August 4-8

1/3/2008

Latest AGA White Paper Outlines the Challenges of Estimating the Social Costs of Gambling

11/13/2007

Latest AGA White Paper on Casino Workforce Reveals High Level of Job Satisfaction

6/19/2007

Increasing the Odds: A Series Dedicated to Understanding Gambling Disorders

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