A group of businesses have filed a second lawsuit challenging the state’s ban on the Iowa Lottery’s TouchPlay machines. A judge in Cedar Rapids is expected to rule before month’s end on the first lawsuit filed by a Cedar Falls firm that bought dozens of the Iowa Lottery’s TouchPlay machines.
Now, one business in Atlantic, one in Altoona and one in Ankeny have filed a lawsuit in Des Moines seeking an injunction that would keep the new state law banning TouchPlay machines from going into effect May 3rd.
Mark Jacobs, owner of B&B Games in Ankeny, is one of those suing the state. A few weeks ago, Jacobs told Radio Iowa he bought 98 TouchPlay machines and still owes over half-a-million dollars.
The other businesses which filed suit today are J&B Amusement Company in Atlantic, which is owned and operated by Jeff and Bettie Siggins and Bob’s Amusement Company in Altoona which was founded by Bob Lentz.