The mission of the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission is to administer the laws and rules for gambling and wagering in Iowa in order to ensure the integrity of licensees and their operations, maintain public confidence in regulated gambling and wagering activities in Iowa, and promote economic development for the citizens of Iowa.

The Commission carries out this mission by enforcing laws and rules for the wagering public and industry, as well as ensuring industry participants are adhering to responsible gaming practices, promoting the highest quality of sustainable operations, promoting public safety, providing quality entertainment, investing into Iowa goods and resources, encouraging the hiring of Iowans, and requiring reinvestment in facilities and amenities located in Iowa.