The company that owns Sioux City's Argosy Casino is again asking the court to throw out a decision that opened the door for a possible new casino operator and license holder.
It's Penn National's second request for a judge to review the actions of the Iowa Racing and
In July, the IRGC gave both Penn and Missouri River Historical Development until August 23rd to agree to a contract lasting until March 2013.
If the groups can't agree, the Argosy could close, putting more than 300 people out of work.
The commission is also taking gaming license applications from potential non-profits, and operators until November 1st.
A petition filed by the Belle of Sioux City, L.P., the licensed operator of the Argosy-Sioux City Riverboat Casino, asked the court to throw out the gaming commission's decision. It called the IRGC's actions unconstitutional and irrational.
They'd like the commission to recognize a two year extension with MRHD, that was signed by the casino's parent company Penn National back in June.
While waiting for word on both petitions, there are some notable dates in the battle for a new land-based casino in Sioux City.
The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission will take gaming license applications from non-profits, and operators, until November 1st.
On January 10th, applicants will present their proposals to the IRGC.
On March 26th, the commission will travel to Sioux City to visit applicants' potential casino sites.
On April 18th, the IRGC will choose a nonprofit and casino operator.
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