Study Predicts Higher Revenue For Sioux City Casino

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A study paid for by Iowa regulators says a land-based casino in Sioux City should expect revenue to rise up to 40 percent over the current water-based casino's revenue.

The Sioux City Journal says the study by Minneapolis-based Marquette Advisors projects that the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino will generate $78.5 million in gross revenue in fiscal 2017. That's more than $22 million higher than the $56 million in revenue posted by the Argosy Sioux City riverboat casino in the budget year that ended June 30.

The $128.5 million Hard Rock venue is under construction in downtown Sioux City.
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