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April 24, 2019

In anticipation of upcoming sports betting regulations in the state

Iowa's Catfish Bend Casino to build sportsbook

Iowa's Catfish Bend Casino to build sportsbook
New Jersey-based PointsBet LLC would operate the sportsbook at Burlington's casino if their agreement is approved by the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission.
United States | 04/15/2019

The state's gaming commission is set to evaluate two contracts to authorize Catfish Bend Casino in Burlington to design and build a sportsbook.

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s Iowa lawmakers discuss legalizing and regulating wagers on sporting events in the state, at least one casino is preparing to offer sports betting, KCRG reports.

The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission is scheduled to discuss two contracts next week to allow Catfish Bend Casino in Burlington to design and build a sportsbook. The contracts include one with Minnesota-based Design Wise to design and build a sportsbook as well as an agreement with New Jersey-based PointsBet LLC to operate it. Points Bet already operates an online casino.

Catfish Bend administration declined to comment on the issue until after the IRGC meeting next week.

The Iowa legislature has two versions of bills to legalize sports gambling, following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last year striking down a federal ban on it. Several states have already enacted laws allowing sports gambling.

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