Cedar Rapids Gazette: The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission rejected a formal request Thursday by the Iowa Gaming Association to allow casino wagering on esports. The commission did approve a request by DraftKings Inc. of Boston to allow Iowans to participate in daily fantasy esports contests via its website. DraftKings runs sportsbooks at three casinos in the state — at Clinton, Jefferson and Emmetsburg. Booming in popularity, esports are organized video game competitions.