Iowa Race and Gaming Commission Launches First Mobile Website
Date: Tuesday, November 3, 2015 DES MOINES, Iowa--The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission launched a newly redesigned website which will serve as a vehicle to ensure Iowa’s lawful gaming and racing activities are conducted with the highest integrity, credibility and quality. The website, which can be found at https://irgc.iowa.gov, uses a responsive design enabling visitors to use their smartphones or tablets with the same functionality as visitors using a desktop computer.
“We focus on remaining a technology-minded Agency, seeking to remain in the forefront of providing the latest information and service to our citizens on multiple levels,” said Brian Ohorilko, Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission administrator. “Keeping our website up-to-date with the latest technology while providing user-friendly functionality is important to us, especially with the increasing dependence on mobile devices in today’s culture.”
The website provides visitors access to Iowa racing and gaming laws, licensed facilities, studies and casino payback percentages. Visitors can also easily find information about upcoming meetings, meeting minutes, press releases, and commission contact information.
The website was redesigned in partnership with Iowa Interactive, LLC, of Des Moines. The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission and Iowa Interactive operate under a self-funded model in which no additional tax dollars were used to develop or maintain the website.
The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission website is the tenth state agency to implement Iowa Interactive’s content management system (CMS). In addition to the CMS product, Iowa Interactive manages the state’s official Web portal, Iowa.gov, and specializes in other online government applications.
About Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission The Iowa Racing & Gaming Commission was created by the Pari-Mutuel Wagering Act in May of 1983. The Act provided for a Commission consisting of five members appointed by the Governor, that are subject to confirmation by the Iowa Senate, and who serve no more than a three-year term at the pleasure of the Governor. No more than three members of the Commission may be affiliated with the same political party. About Iowa Interactive Iowa Interactive, (II) is responsible for the oversight of the development of the official website for the state of Iowa, Iowa.gov. The portal operates through a public-private relationship between the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) and the Iowa Interactive, LLC, to help Iowa government entities Web-enable their information services. The Iowa interactive builds, operates, maintains and markets Iowa.gov and is part of eGovernment firm NIC’s (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies. About NIC Founded in 1992, NIC (EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of official government websites, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The Company's innovative eGovernment services help make government more accessible to everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Forbes has named NIC as one of the “100 Best Small Companies in America” six times, most recently ranked at No. 36 (2014), and the Company has been included four times on the Barron’s 400 Index. Additional information is available at https://www.egov.com.