Iowa is now the 11th state to legalize sports gambling in the U.S.

Associated Press
Iowa is now the 11th state to legalize sports gambling in the U.S.

Six Iowa casinos began accepting bets on sporting events Thursday, making the state the 11th in the nation and first in the Midwest to allow such wagering. Casinos in Altoona, Bettendorf, Osceola and Waterloo offered betting on-site and through a mobile app, while casinos in Burlington and Council Bluffs offered on-site betting only until their mobile systems are set up, said Brian Ohorilko, the Iowa Racing and Gaming administrator. Eventually most of the state’s 19 state-regulated casinos are expected to offer sports betting.