Under-21s in Iowa can soon play Poker

♠ May 20th, 2008 by ♣ admin

As of June 1, 2008, the Meskwaki casino near Tama in Iowa will allow 18 to 20-year-olds to play poker games, such as Texas Hold ‘em. The casino’s Tribal Council approved the plan earlier this month, and although Iowa’s legal gambling age is 21, the Meskwaki casino is the only one in Iowa that is allowed to have gambling for younger players (ages 18 - 20). These players will however be required to wear a special security identification bracelet.

The age change allowance has been approved mainly because it’s the players, not the casino, that provide the game’s jackpot when they buy into the game.

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