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Sports Betting Starts In Iowa

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Prairie Meadows Race Track and Casinos was one of the first to sign on for legal sports wagering.

The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission recently approved the final rules for betting on professional, college and fantasy sports contests.  On Aug. 15 at noon, legal sports wagering will be allowed in-person and through a moblie app.

On this edition of River to River, host Ben Kieffer talks with Wes Ehrecke, president and CEO of the Iowa Gaming Association, and Jeff Lamberti, Commissioner of the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commisson, to discuss what sports betting is, how it will work next week and how it will be regulated.

Kieffer also talks to Adam Jacobi, co-owner of the Iowa sports blog Go Iowa Awesome, about how Iowa sports fans are reacting to this change and whether or not people will bet. 

Guests include:

  • Wes Ehrecke, president and CEO of the Iowa Gaming Association
  • Jeff Lamberti, Commissioner of the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission
  • Adam Jacobi, co-owner of the Iowa sports blog Go Iowa Awesome