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61 Drake L. Rev. Discourse 1 (2013)

handle is hein.journals/dralours2 and id is 1 raw text is: PUBLIC POLICY AND THE INEVITABILITY OF
INTERNET GAMBLING
Keith C. Miller*
TABLE OF CONTENTS
I.  Introduction    ..........................................................................................   2
II. Iowa's Move Toward Internet Poker ................................................. 3
A. 2011: Senate Files 458 & 526 ...................................................... 3
B. December 2011: The Department of Justice Changes
C o u rse  ......................................................................................... . .   5
C .  2012:   Senate   File  2275  ................................................................   6
III. Internet Poker Legislation in Iowa: The Muddled Message .......... 7
A .  In com  e  .......................................................................................... . .   7
B. Consumer Protection, Supporting Domestic Businesses,
or  Individual Liberty    ...................................................................   9
IV. A    Contrasting Narrative: Pari-Mutuel Gambling in Iowa ........... 11
A. Prairie Meadows: From           Bankruptcy to Bonanza ................... 11
B.   Racinos Support Agriculture and Create Jobs ........................ 12
V. Why is an Internet Gaming Narrative Important? .......................... 14
A .  Social  C osts .................................................................................   14
B. Job Creation: Fact or Fiction? ................................................. 17
C .  Public   O pposition   .......................................................................  17
VI. What Can be Learned from             Other States? ..................................... 19
A. California, New Jersey, and Nevada ........................................ 19
1.  C alifornia  ..............................................................................   19
2.  N ew    Jersey  ............................................................................   21
3.  N evada   ...................................................................................   22
4. Comparison Between States ..............................................  22
B.   Comparison to Iowa: Instructive or Inapplicable? ................ 24
VII. Iowa's Path Forward on Internet Gambling ................................... 26
A. Federal Initiatives and Potential Preemption .......................... 26
B. Acknowledge the Calculated Risk ..........................................     28
C. Admit Further Expansion is Probable ..................................... 33
D. Accept Expanding Technology but Maintain Bricks and
M  ortar  C onnection   .....................................................................  33
V III.  C onclusion   .........................................................................................   34

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