Iowa: Riverside Casino moving forward with sports betting James Jennings, Kalona News · May 16, 2019 at 2:46 pm With Gov. Kim Reynolds signing the bill Monday to legalize sports betting in Iowa, the Riverside Casino and Golf Resort is ready to get in on the action. Riverside Casino General Manager Dan Franz said that he is happy the bill has become law. “Now the work starts,” Franz said Tuesday morning. “There’s a lot of stuff to take care of before we take our first bet.” Franz said that the casino has been laying the groundwork to open a sports book for a while now with the hopes of the bill passing and being signed.