THURSDAY THE IOWA RACING AND GAMING COMMISSION DENIED THE LICENSE RENEWAL FOR THE ARGOSY CASINO AND ORDERED THE RIVERBOAT TO CLOSE BY JULY 1ST.
ARGOSY OFFICIALS WOULD NORMALLY HAVE 30 DAYS TO FILE AN APPEAL TO THE DECISION, BUT MARK WEINHARDT, THE ATTORNEY FOR PENN NATIONAL GAMING THAT OPERATES THE FLOATING CASINO, SAYS THAT TIMETABLE MAY NOT HOLD:
OC….COMPLEXITY TO IT. :22
HE SAYS THERE S NO TIMETABLE THAT’S FAIR FOR ARGOSY’S EMPLOYEES:
OC….TRY TO ACCOMPLISH. :16
WEINHARDT SAYS PENN NATIONAL WILL CONTINUE TO PURSUE EVERY AVENUE TO KEEP THE RIVERBOAT IN OPERATION:
OC…NOT DONE. :14
WEINHARDT SAYS HE WAS NOT SURPRISED BY THE I-R-G-C DECISION TO ORDER THE ARGOSY TO CLOSE.
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