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Iowa introduces legalised sports betting

Iowa has become the latest US state to introduce legalised sports betting after Governor Kim Reynolds signed a bill that allows gambling on professional, collegiate and international sports.

The bill allows Iowans aged 21 and over to wager on sporting events at any of Iowa’s 19 casinos licensed by the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission, as well as online via a mobile app.

It also legalises fantasy sports contests like DraftKings and FanDuel. The new law does not allow in-game betting on in-state college teams, though.

A system is poised to be up and running by the start of the American football season.

Iowa is the third state to approve legalised sports betting in 2019, following Montana and Indiana.