IRGC DENIES ARGOSY APPEAL (UPDATE)

IRGC DENIES ARGOSY APPEAL (UPDATE)

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THE IOWA RACING AND GAMING COMMISSION HAS TURNED DOWN AN APPEAL FROM THE BELLE OF SIOUX CITY RIVERBOAT AND ITS PARENT COMPANY, PENN NATIONAL GAMING TO DELAY THE IRGC’S ORDER TO CLOSE THE CASINO ON JULY 1ST.

THE COMMISSION CONVENED AT 8AM TO TAKE UP THE MATTER IN A SPECIAL SESSION AT THE PRAIRIE MEADOWS CASINO IN ALTOONA.

ATTORNEY MARK WEINHARDT ARGUED ON BEHALF OF PENN GAMING FOR THE STAY:


OC…. FULLY EMPLOYED. :11

HE ALSO ASKED THE IRGC TO ALLOW THE RIVERBOAT TO REMAIN OPEN AN EXTRA MONTH:


OC….DOWNTOWN SIOUX CITY. :11

ASSISTANT STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL JOHN LUNDQUIST ARGUED AGAINST THE STAY:


OC….BACK IN APRIL. ;18

THE COMMISSION THEN HELD A BRIEF CLOSED SESSION BEFORE VOTING TO DENY THE STAY.

CHAIRMAN JEFF LAMBERTI SAYS THE LICENSE DECISION WAS THE RIGHT ONE:


OC…..OUR DECISION. ;11

A POLK COUNTY JUDGE WILL HEAR A SIMILAR APPEAL THURSDAY IN DES MOINES.
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THE IOWA RACING AND GAMING COMMISSION HAS TURNED DOWN AN APPEAL FROM THE BELLE OF SIOUX CITY RIVERBOAT AND ITS PARENT COMPANY, PENN NATIONAL GAMING TO DELAY ITS ORDER TO CLOSE THE CASINO ON JULY 1ST.

DAR DANIELSON WAS AT THE PRAIRIE MEADOWS CASINO FOR THE HEARING AND HAS THE DETAILS:


OC…….S.O.Q. :45

A POLK COUNTY JUDGE WILL HEAR A SIMILAR APPEAL THURSDAY IN DES MOINES.

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THE IOWA RACING AND GAMING ASSOCIATION IS CURRENTLY MEETING IN EXECUTIVE SESSION AFTER HEARING AN APPEAL THIS MORNING FROM THE BELLE OF SIOUX CITY RIVERBOAT AND ITS PARENT COMPANY, PENN NATIONAL GAMING.

THE IRGC HAS ORDERED THE ARGOSY BELLE TO CLOSE NEXT WEEK ON JULY 1ST.

THE RIVERBOAT HAS FILED AN APPEAL ASKING FOR A STAY OF THE IRGC’S DECISION.

THE COMMISSION CONVENED AT 8AM TO TAKE UP THE MATTER IN A SPECIAL SESSION AT THE PRAIRIE MEADOWS CASINO IN ALTOONA.

ATTORNEY MARK WEINHARDT ARGUED ON BEHALF OF PENN GAMING FOR THE STAY.

ASSISTANT STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL JOHN LUNDQUIST ARGUED AGAINST THE STAY.

THE IRGC WENT INTO CLOSED SESSION AT 8:55AM.

A POLK COUNTY JUDGE WILL HEAR A SIMILAR APPEAL THURSDAY IN DES MOINES.