Iowa Gambling and Lotteries Laws
Created by FindLaw's team of legal writers and editors | Last reviewed June 20, 2016
This article has been written and reviewed for legal accuracy, clarity, and style by FindLaw’s team of legal writers and attorneys and in accordance with our editorial standards.
The last updated date refers to the last time this article was reviewed by FindLaw or one of our contributing authors. We make every effort to keep our articles updated. For information regarding a specific legal issue affecting you, please contact an attorney in your area.
Welcome to FindLaw's gambling and lotteries law section for Iowans and visitors to the Hawkeye State. Betting on sports, games of chance, and other forms of gambling are regulated primarily at the state level, although the federal government authorizes the establishment of casinos on Native American reservations. Iowa law allows gambling on horse racing, dog racing, and on excursion boats (where slot machines are also legal). The only land-based casinos allowed in Iowa are those located on Native American reservations. Iowa also operates an official state lottery, which is used to fund a variety of public programs and entertainment initiatives.
Learn About Iowa Gambling and State Lottery Laws
Iowa Gambling and State Lottery Law Articles
You Don’t Have To Solve This on Your Own – Get a Lawyer’s Help
Meeting with a lawyer can help you understand your options and how to best protect your rights. Visit our attorney directory to find a lawyer near you who can help.