June 5, 2014: Penn National Gaming, the Belle of Sioux City, filed a petition in Polk County District Court arguing that the Belle and the Argosy Casino were given unfair treatment in hearings leading up to the denial of the Argosy's gaming license. Belle has asked for a rehearing for consideration of the denial of the license, or a release of the commission's deliberations leading to the decision of its denial.June 9-10, 2014: Sioux City's Argosy Casino, the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission and Missouri River Historical Development are back in court in Reading, Pennsylvania. The hearing is for bankruptcy protection for the Argosy Casino.
June 9, 2014: Sioux City leaders extend their lease of the property currently being used by the Argosy Casino as a parking lot.
June 11, 2014: The court in Pennsylvania denies the Argosy's motion to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The earlier ruling by the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission to close the casino by July 1 remains. ?
June 14, 2014: Penn National, the parent company of Argosy's owner, Belle of Sioux City, files an emergency motion in Polk District Court.
June 25, 2014: Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission meets in special session to consider a last-minute bid by the Argosy Casino to stay open.
July 10, 2014: The Argosy Casino is set to close its doors.
August 1, 2014: The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is set to open its doors.
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