When sports betting starts in Iowa later this year, if you use an app to place a wager, you will have to actually physically be in the state.
Iowa Racing and Gaming administrator Brian Ohorilko says geolocation technology will ensure that online betting comes from within the state.
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Iowa’s 19 state-licensed casinos can create their own betting apps, or team with a company that will provide them.
Ohorilko says the apps include the ability to know the user’s location.
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If you are in neighboring states, even just across the river in Nebraska or South Dakota — you can’t complete a bet.
Ohorilko says the geolocation technology can accurately know whether you are in or out of the state.
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The Racing and Gaming Commission will holds a special meeting July 30th, where it is expected they will adopt the sports betting rules.