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|Subject: Proposal would regulate online poker Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:11 pm|| |
A controversial gambling bill before the Iowa Legislature would make sweeping changes — most dramatically by opening the doors for Iowans to legally play poker online.
It would also settle a long-running dispute between the state's horse breeders and the Altoona racetrack over how purse money should be divvied up, and would let casinos off the hook for referendum votes, according to a copy of the freshly drafted bill obtained Thursday.
It would be "a win-win" for Iowans who gamble and for those who don't, with a mix of gambling policy that has merit, said state Sen. Jeff Danielson, D-Waterloo, chairman of the Senate committee that will closely examine the bill.
To read more visit http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20110225/NEWS10/102250347/Proposal-would-legalize-regulate-online-poker