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Commission Backs Iowa Casino Proposals
JOHNSTON, Iowa (AP) Gambling will shift from the Missouri River to a Council Bluffs hotel under a plan approved by the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission.
The Des Moines Register reports the commission backed the plan Thursday at a meeting in Johnston.
The new casino will move from a riverboat to the first floor of Harrah's Hotel, replacing a convention center. It will have 600 slot machines and 20 casino tables.
The boat will be put up for sale.
KCCI-TV reports the commission also approved an $8.5 million expansion at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino in the Des Moines suburb of Altoona.