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Gambling / Iowa #37586

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 10, 1975
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(Studio) In recent years, state govts. turn to lotteries and other forms of gambling to earn state revenue. Iowa legislature, however, passes measure to tighten state's gambling laws.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Sioux City, Iowa) Iowa legislature legalized gambling in 1973; legislature had church bingos and friendly social wagering in mind, but loophole in law changes things. Blackjack now as available in Iowa bars and restaurants as food and drink. [Iowa RESIDENTS - react to gambling.] Iowa not making any revenue from card games. [Cnty. prosecutor Zigmund CHWIRRA - says present law nonproductive; provokes trouble without helping taxpayer. Assumes there are crooked games.] Numerous assaults and homicides associated with gambling laws. Iowa doesn't control gaming. [Game operator Randy DELANEY - believes most games straight.]
REPORTER: Ron Miller

Miller, Ron;
Reasoner, Harry

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