Iowa Approves Gaming License for New Casino

The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission has approved a new gaming license in their state, allowing a new casino to be build in Greene County near Jefferson, RadioIowa reports. The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission had a vote yesterday where the members of the board votes 3 against 2 on permitting a new casino license.

Chairman of the Commission, Jeff Lamberti, had the final say in the matter and decided to allow a new license, despite being worried about taking business away from existing casinos. At the same time he clarified that he believes that the casinos already have some advantages and that they should be able to recover quickly in case.

Carl Heinrich, Commissioner of Bluff Councils, disagreed on that note and believes that it might hurt the existing casinos more than what is believed and voted against a new license. Delores Mertz voted in favour of the new license, despite also having worries just as Rich Arnold did, while Kristine Kramer also voted no for the same reasons as Heinrich.

Now with the new casino license being accepted, applicants can begin the process of obtaining it through the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission. 

Photo Courtesy: The Gazette

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