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Sports gambling industry continues to expand

Des Moines, Iowa – The Iowa sports gambling market is rapidly expanding as the biggest game in sports is set for this coming weekend. Iowa Racing and Gaming Administrator, Brian Ohorilko says all of the state’s casinos now have sports gambling operations — and many are adding on.

He says it is a natural progression of the 18-month old industry.

Ohorilko says other sports gambling businesses are now looking at Iowa as the requirement that you go to a casino to sign upended on January 1st.

Ohorilko says sports gambling is a bright spot for the industry hit hard by the pandemic.

He says the loss of those parties is part of an overall impact of the pandemic that has hit the general casino business this year.

Ohorilko says attendance will not improve until people feel better about getting out and doing things in public.  He does say that the casinos should have the benefit of operating this year in months where they were shut down last year by the pandemic restrictions.

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