Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission

The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission regulates the pari-mutuel dog and horse racing and riverboat gambling industries in Iowa. The Commission, whose members are appointed by the Governor, seeks to preserve the integrity of these industries and to maintain confidence in the industries by protecting the public. In performing its duties, the Commission investigates the eligibility of applicants for a license and selects from among those the one who can best serve the citizens of Iowa.

The Commission adopts standards for the licensing of racing industry occupations, as well as standards for the operation of all race meetings and facilities. The Commission also adopts standards for the operation and licensing of excursion gambling boats. Funding for the Commission's operations is appropriated by the Iowa General Assembly and is reimbursed to the State's General Fund through license and admission fees charged to the licensees.

Visit the
Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission home page to learn more about the regulation and enforcement of the state's pari-mutuel and riverboat gambling industries. The IRGC web site also contains information about upcoming Commission activities as well as meeting notices and minutes.


Commission Members

Richard Arnold

Carl Heinrich

Kristine Kramer

Jeff Lamberti

Dolores Mertz


Brian Ohorilko, Administrator

(515) 281-7352

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To contact us:

Lucas State Office Building

321 East 12th Street

Des Moines, IA 50319-0083

Phone: 515-281-7102

Fax: 515-242-6863

Email: WEBMASTER@DIA.IOWA.GOV

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