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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) The state gambling commission plans to meet Thursday in Jefferson to visit the site of a proposed new casino, hear a formal presentation and take public comments.
The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission will gather information and consider whether it wants to allow construction of another casino in Iowa. A decision won’t be made until the commission’s June 12 meeting.
The proposed project would be a $40 million casino resort with restaurants, a conference center and a hotel on the north edge of Jefferson. It would create 270 jobs.
The five-member gambling commission denied a license for a larger proposed casino for Cedar Rapids in April, concluding it would take money from existing casinos.
Studies suggest the Jefferson casino also would take money from others but to a lesser degree.