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Sioux City enters legal battle between Penn and IRGC

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) - The city of Sioux City wants to present evidence during a court hearing involving the owners of the Argosy Casino and state gaming regulators.

The hearing is set for January 30 between Penn National Gaming and the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission to hear arguments on a stay on the license for the Hard rock Hotel and Casino.

Sioux City's attorney filed a motion saying they should be allowed to present evidence during the trial.

According to the court documents, the city states they've disbursed $11 million of the $22-million grant they agreed to with the Hard Rock.

The city also states they've spent money removing and relocating a number of public utilities and infrastructure to accommodate the new casino project.

The city states if the license is revoked or altered, neither the IRGC or the Hard Rock's owner, Sioux City Entertainment, could stand to incur the costs the city would have to bear and therefore they wouldn't get the money back.
A judge has not ruled on the city's request.

The court hearing is set for one p.m. in Des Moines on the 30.

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