Iowa has become one of the most recent U.S. states to develop a proposal to legalize the activity of online poker for its residents. The Iowa State Legislature has been presented a bill to promote the changes and is now in development over a decision. Sources state, Senator Jeff Danielson has commented the proposition’s draft would become a “win-win” situation for the many Iowa residents who participate in and enjoy gambling, as well as for the residents who don’t gamble, maintaining a gambling policy combination that carries merit.
If the legislation approves the proposal, U.S. Digital Gaming is expected to gain the contract to operate the Iowa online poker network. While the discussions are certainly preliminary for now, it has been noted that the virtual poker network would be regulated by the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission. Iowa residents wanting to participate as players would have registration options via in person, e-mail, phone, or at one of the many state-regulated casinos. Safeguards will be installed to certify proper customer age (21 or older), and registered accounts in order to have access to the network.