The Iowa Gaming Association (IGA) is a non-profit organization that was created in 1999 to support the state’s gaming industry. It is an advocate for commercial gaming in Iowa and communicates timely and accurate information about gaming to its members, the public and Iowa’s legislating bodies.
The casino members of the Iowa Gaming Association allowed a person to ban himself/herself from a particular casino. In 2004, a State-wide Voluntary Self-Exclusion Program was created so a person could sign one form and not be allowed at any Iowa licensed casino. The state-wide program option was passed by the Iowa legislature and is part of the industry’s comprehensive responsible gaming initiative. In the 2017 legislative session, they passed a reform bill to allow a person to choose either a 5-year or lifetime irrevocable option.
A person can voluntarily request to be banned from all commercial casinos in Iowa by signing an exclusion form. This form is then distributed to all IGA member casinos. By signing this form, a person agrees to either a 5-year ban, or a lifetime ban that is irrevocable. In either case, while excluded and if discovered at a casino, he/she will forfeit the equivalent dollars of any jackpot, slot credit or chips to the State of Iowa General Fund.
The changes to Iowa law in 2017 prompted the need for the self-exclusion database to have four status options:
- Lifetime prior to July 2017
- 5-year Exclusion
- Lifetime Irrevocable
This required the existing Self Exclusion Database Application to be upgraded to incorporate above changes. IGA also took this opportunity to undertake complete redevelopment of the database application to the latest software technology stack available. Another notable requirement was to comply with current security standards and to ensure the website and database did not contain any vulnerabilities while allowing member casinos to access the database in a seamless manner.
- Application complies with latest legal requirements.
- Upgraded to the latest technology stack
- Updated security protocols and firewalls setup
- Enhanced search system updates
- Automatic exclusion notifications
- Compatibility with latest standards and browser specifications
- Scalable and future ready
- Microsoft ASP.NET MVC framework
- Telerik UI for MVC
- SQL Azure Database
- NoSQL Database
- Azure Cloud Services
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