Internet poker bill passing through the Iowa Senate
An Iowa Senate Subcommittee advanced a bill Thursday that would legalize internet poker.
According to a report from Radio Iowa, the next stop for Senate Study Bill 1068 is the Iowa Senate State Government Committee. Should the bill become a law, all 21 state-licensed casinos could activate poker games for registered customers.
The Senate approved a similar bill in 2012, but it was not considered by the Republican-led House.
The nonpartisan Legislative Services Agency estimates that internet poker games could bring in at most $15 million to the state.
States that have already passed the law include Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware.