If a group of Iowa State Congressmen gets its way, gaming sites and FTR members won’t be the only ones making money from online situs slot deposit pulsa .
If passed, the Congressmen’s plan would make Iowa the first state in the nation to allow and regulate in-state online poker and sports betting — bringing an estimated $11.5 million per year to the state in the process.
The plan would allow any casino in Iowa to create an online poker network that players could access from a home computer. As a regulation measure, the players would be required to physically go to a casino to open an account or make a deposit, but are not required to stay at the casino to play.
The proposal is described as a rational response to the popularity of out-of-country gambling sites, which take millions of dollars out of the state every year. Rep. Doug Struyk, R-Council Bluffs, said that the plan would not cause people to spend more money on poker because “these dollars are already going offshore.”
Another proponent of the plan, Brian Quirk, D-New Hampton, said “look, either we’re a gambling state, or we’re not, and with 17 casinos, I’d say we’re a gambling state.” Quirk urged fellow congressmen to approve the plan rather than continue to allow Iowans to send money out of the country.
The proposal may get a hearing in the Souse State Government Committee as early as next week. If a bill eventually passes the legislature, Iowa’s proposed regulations could set an example for other gambling states, and perhaps even the federal government.Tiger Woods Rejects $75 Million Paddy Power Offer
Despite recently losing millions of dollars in sponsorships, Tiger Woods has rejected a $75 million bid by PaddyPower.com.
Paddy Power, a gambling, sports betting and poker site focused on Irish customers, expected Woods to accept the five year contract. After his refusal, the company said it would return with a higher offer, TMZ reports.
Paddy Power is the largest bookmaker in Ireland and a member of the popular iPoker network. Though it does not welcome US players, the company hoped to use Woods’ international recognition to attract more users the site.
Last year, a University of California study determined that Woods personally made $100 million from sponsorships – more than any other athlete. Since then, reports of Woods’ infidelity caused him to lose sponsorship from Accenture, AT&T, Gatorade, and Gillette. If accepted, the $75 million offer would bring Woods up to $6 million per year.
Paddy Power Poker is a popular site that offers new users a 150% deposit bonus up to $600 and is currently running a promotion called Cashpoint. This promotion gives users $1 for every 20 player points earned on their tenth highest point day every month. Paddy Power is known for its sponsorship of the Gay Rugby World Cup and a festival dedicated to the comedy “Father Ted”.