Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission chairman Jeff Lamberti of Ankeny, says there were no major red flags in the Woodbury County casino presentations Thursday:
Disagreements between Penn Gaming and non-profit Missouri River Historical Development (MHRD) led to the board opening up the license process for a land-based casino.
MHRD is now partnered with the Hard Rock plan, and Lamberti says their past history and Penn's will not have an impact on the commission's decision on the new license:
The next step in the process involves detailed presentations on the facilities themselves by each organization. That will take place at the Racing and Gaming Commission's January 10th meeting.
Thanks to Dar Danielson, Radio Iowa