AUGUST GAMING REVENUE: Iowa’s 19 state-licensed casinos pulled in comparatively regular income in August, however their sports activities books noticed wagering greater than double and prime $50 million final month.
Month-to-month reviews posted by the state Racing and Gaming Fee point out Iowa’s riverboats and racetrack casinos took in almost $239.5 million thus far this fiscal yr, which started July 1.
Admissions had been up barely final month in contrast with July, however income lagged by about $1.2 million at $119.1 million in August.
On the sports activities wagering aspect, Iowans wagered $50.three million final month, bringing the year-to-date complete to just about $73.2 million.
General, Iowans have used on-line apps to position $52.7 million in bets in contrast with $20.four million in bets positioned in individual within the six casinos that don’t provide web wagering.
General, the state collected $41.2 million in playing taxes for the 2 months on the casinos and $354,234 in state tax on sports activities wagering, based on fee reviews.
DISASTER DESIGNATION EXTENDED: Gov. Kim Reynolds introduced Thursday she has prolonged a catastrophe proclamation for counties affected by the Aug. 10 derecho.
The proclamation permits state assets for use to reply to and get well from the consequences of extreme climate in 27 counties: Audubon, Benton, Boone, Cass, Cedar, Clarke, Clinton, Dallas, Greene, Grundy, Guthrie, Hardin, Iowa, Jackson, Jasper, Johnson, Jones, Linn, Madison, Marshall, Muscatine, Polk, Poweshiek, Scott, Story, Tama and Washington.