The first payment for the Sioux City Hard Rock Hotel & Casino has been made.
Sioux City Entertainment, the casino developer, made its first payment of four million dollars to the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission
It's the first of five payments that will be made to the state over the next four years to satisfy the casino license fee granted on April 18th.
The payment was made on May 14th, four days prior to the due date set by the IRGC.
The next $4 million dollar payment will be due in 2014 before the casino opens to the public.
Developers of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino are estimating a summer 2014 grand opening.