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Casino customers react to MRHD announcement

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The Hard Rock Casino proposal would bring 500 jobs to Sioux City. The Hard Rock Casino proposal would bring 500 jobs to Sioux City.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -

The Hard Rock Casino proposal would bring 500 jobs to Sioux City. But what about the 325 people that already work at the Argosy Casino?

We contacted Penn National Gaming, the owner of Sioux City's casino, to get their reaction to MRHD's announcement, but so far are calls have not been returned.

Penn also has until November first to pitch their own casino plan and potential non profit partner for a gaming license.

However, casino customers we talked with say they think it'll be better for business if the current casino stays put.

"You've got ample free parking. Plus, you've got serious people spending serious money. Gambling, specifically because it is on the water... therefore there are no taxes, no revenue paid on their winnings. They move downtown, they're not any different than every other casino in the state of Iowa," said Rebecca Martin.

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