Iowa: Council Bluffs area casinos get approval for online sports betting Dar Danielson, Radio Iowa · October 17, 2020 at 4:29 pm The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission approved four agreements for online sports gambling for properties in Council Bluffs. Racing and Gaming administrator, Brian Ohorilko, says it will be a new option in the area. “Up until this point, there has not been an online wagering option in the Council Bluffs market,” Ohorilko says. That area does get a lot of traffic from across the border — but Ohorilko says online gambling has to be done in Iowa. “If you are a resident out of state — you could establish an account anywhere — but those wagers cannot take place until the customer is in the borders of the state,” Ohorilko explains.