February 9, 2024

Tina Eick was appointed the Administrator of the Iowa Racing & Gaming Commission (IRGC) during a special meeting on Friday, February 9th. 

Eick was currently serving as Interim Administrator following the resignation of Brian Ohorilko who previously held the position. 

Eick has worked for IRGC for over 7 years. Prior to being appointed as Interim Administrator she served as Director of Operations and Deputy Administrator. Eick, graduated law school from Drake University, and was in private practice prior to joining IRGC. Eick is just the 4th Administrator of the IRGC since its inception in 1983.

A subcommittee of IRGC commissioners interviewed several candidates prior to appointing Eick. 

β€œTina has the full confidence of all five commissioners. She has an in depth understanding of state regulations that pertain to this industry, strong relationships with IRGC staff and other stakeholders, and conducts herself with the utmost integrity,” said Daryl Olsen, Chair of the IRGC. 

The IRGC administers 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.