IRGC Fines DraftKings For Self-Exclusion Failures

The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission (IRGC) has given a $5,000 fine to DraftKings for failing to comply with self-exclusion laws.

Registered operators are expected to update their own lists with data from the Iowa self-exclusion database, according to Iowa law. On December 26 of last year, the IRGC revised its self-exclusion list and licence holders had until January 2 , 2020 to amend their own lists.

IRGC administrator Brian Ohorilko said: “DraftKings agreed to a stipulated agreement in the amount of five to 20-thousand dollars. The Commission reviewed the facts and set the penalty at $5,000.”

This is not the first fine by the IRGC to be awarded to DraftKings. A $1,000 penalty was previously imposed for allowing clients to open daily fantasy sports accounts on the self-exclusion list.

In 2019, DraftKings started selling its retail sportsbook in Iowa and expanded in February 2020 into the online market.

In addition to the DraftKings charge, two land-based gaming establishments, Rhythm City Casino in Davenport and Diamond Jo Casino in Worth County, were fined by the IRGC for repeated surveillance camera failures. Both casinos were fined 7,500 dollars.