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Gambling in Iowa (Full Program) (Episode 138)

posted on February 15, 2008

A generation ago it would have been hard to imagine Iowa as a gambling Mecca. But today billions are wagered in the state and seemingly every community that doesn’t have a casino, wants one. But is the industry helping the state or just siphoning money from it? Paul Yaeger interviews Wes Ehrecke, President of the Iowa Gaming Association and Jack Ketterer, Administrator for the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission. News analyst Kay Henderson, news director of Radio Iowa, talks about the proposed bill to ban smoking in public places, the bottle bill, and the superdelegate system. (28:46)

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