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Iowa Politician Taking A Stab At Legalized Online Betting

A state Senator from Iowa has decided to make a second attempt to legalize online gambling in the Hawkeye State.

Senator Jeff Danielson introduced his new measure, dubbed Senate Study Bill 1068, which would legalize internet betting and establish requirements for the state to issue gaming licenses.

The bill's language speaks about security requirements for any legalized internet betting, noting that: “At a minimum, the requirements shall include security measures to insure the integrity of Internet wagering and technical standards governing the technology used to conduct Internet wagering."

“In addition, the requirements shall, subject to reasonable conditions established by the commission, allow eight persons who have registered with an Internet wagering licensee to engage in Internet wagering with other persons regardless of location to the extent permissible by law.”

Senator Danielson decided to introduce the bill as a Study Bill to gauge reactions by fellow politicians before it is set for a vote in the state's legislature, where it would be subject to committees, debates, and votes.

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