State Accepts Applications for Sioux City Casino
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - State regulators are accepting applications for a land-based casino in Woodbury County.
The Sioux City Journal says the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission posted the paperwork on its website last week. The commission is expected to talk about the process at Thursday's meeting in Des Moines.
The board voted last month to allow other operators to submit applications after the two partners in the Sioux City riverboat casino couldn't agree on a new contract. The next day Penn National accepted a previous offer from nonprofit partner Missouri River Historical Development to extend the current agreement until 2015.
The commission will be asked to ratify the pact Thursday. It may consider a shorter term deal, allowing the boat to stay open while it seeks bids for a land-based casino.
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