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  • SOME CASINO LEGAL ISSUES REMAIN TO BE RESOLVEDTHERE'S STILL SEVERAL LEGAL ISSUES TO BE SETTLED BETWEEN THE ARGOSY BELLE RIVERBOAT CASINO, THE IOWA RACING AND GAMING COMMISSION AND MISSOURI RIVER HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT. ASSISTANT CITY ATTORNEY JUSTIN VONDRAK SAYS [...]
  • RIVERBOAT TO DEPART WITHIN 60 DAYSTHE ARGOSY BELLE RIVERBOAT CASINO WILL LEAVE SIOUX CITY WITHIN THE NEXT 60 DAYS. ASSISTANT CITY ATTORNEY JUSTIN VONDRAK SAYS THE DEPARTURE DATE WAS SET UNDER THE MOST RECENT LEASE AGREEMENT [...]
  • IRGC & IOWA D-C-I OVERSEE ARGOSY CASINO SHUTDOWNWITH THE ARGOSY RIVERBOAT CASINO SHUTTING DOWN OPERATIONS WEDNESDAY, THERE'S A SPECIFIC PROCESS THAT TAKES PLACE TO CLOSE THE GAMBLING OPERATIONS. BRIAN OHORILKO, ADMINISTRATOR OF THE IOWA RACING AND GAMING COMMISSION, [...]

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THE IOWA RACING AND GAMING COMMISSION HAS VOTED TO DENY A NEW LICENSE FOR SIOUX CITY’S ARGOSY RIVERBOAT CASINO, AND SET THE DATE FOR THE CASINO TO SHUT DOWN.

I-R-G-C CHAIRMAN JEFF LAMBERTI READ THE DECISION, BASED ON A RULING BY AN ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE, AT THE COMMISSION’S MEETING THURSDAY MORNING IN COUNCIL BLUFFS:


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THE RULING ALSO CALLS FOR THE RIVERBOAT TO HALT OPERATIONS IN TWO AND A HALF MONTHS:


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THE COMMISSION APPROVED THE MEASURE ON A 5-0 VOTE, WITH LAMBERTI SAYING THIS WAS THE COMMISSION’S FINAL DECISION ON THE ARGOSY.

ARGOSY ATTORNEY MARK WEINHARDT ASKED TO ADDRESS THE COMMISSION, BUT HIS REQUEST WAS DENIED.

WEINHARDT GOT HIS CHANCE ABOUT 20 MINUTES LATER, WHEN THE IRGC OPENED THE FLOOR TO PUBLIC COMMENTS ON ANY ISSUE:


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THE RIVERBOAT CURRENTLY DOESN’T HAVE A LICENSE SINCE IT’S SEPARATED FROM IT’S FORMER NONPROFIT LICENSE HOLDER, MISSOURI RIVER HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT, WHO IS PARTNERED WITH THE NEW HARD ROCK CASINO.

THE HARD ROCK IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION IN THE WEST END OF DOWNTOWN SIOUX CITY AND EXPECTED TO OPEN IN MID-AUGUST.

THE I-R-G-C ANNOUNCED THEY WOULD HOLD A MEETING AT THE CASINO NEXT YEAR, ON JUNE 14TH & 15TH OF 2015.

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SOME CASINO LEGAL ISSUES REMAIN TO BE RESOLVED

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THERE'S STILL SEVERAL LEGAL ISSUES TO BE SETTLED BETWEEN THE ARGOSY BELLE RIVERBOAT CASINO, THE IOWA RACING AND GAMING COMMISSION AND MISSOURI RIVER HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT. ASSISTANT CITY ATTORNEY JUSTIN VONDRAK SAYS [...]