Yesterday a Polk County District Court judge rejected Plaintiffs’ request for an injunction in the TouchPlay lottery cases. A federal court judge previously ruled in a similar manner. The Plaintiffs had requested an injunction to lift the legislative ban of the machines which goes into effect today at 8:00 a.m. The court ruled the Plaintiffs were not likely to show that the legislature exceeded its authority. Further, the Court found there was nothing in any documents or agreements that bound the State of Iowa to maintain its business relationship with the TouchPlay vendors.
The legal battle may continue if the Plaintiffs’ appeal but TouchPlay is apparently dead.