Hello. My name is Jordan Berner and I am a student in Mr. Tod Bowman’s American National Government class. For my civic engagement project, I chose sports betting. Here are some reasons why sports betting should be legal in Iowa: It’s already legal in Delaware, Nevada, Montana, and Oregon, so why not Iowa? It would be good for everyone because the casinos would earn more revenue, thus raising their taxes. Casinos would also have to pay a $25,000 fee and a $15,000 annual fee for a renewal of a sports betting license.
Sports betting is one of the main reasons people watch sports. NBA commissioner Adam Silver has stated that he would like for sports betting to be legalized as long as it’s properly regulated and the leagues get money for used their intellectual properties. Sports betting is also good for ratings, especially for the NFL.