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UPDATE: The Iowa Supreme Court grants a motion for an emergency stay on the Argosy's Casino in Sioux City, Iowa

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The Iowa Supreme Court granted a motion for an emergency stay on the Argosy Casino's closure in Sioux City, Iowa.

According to court documents, the Argosy was set to close on July 21 but now with the emergency stay issued, it will be open until the Iowa Supreme Court decides whether to hear the Argosy's appeal of District Court Judge Eliza Ovrom's decision.

The parent company of the Sioux City riverboat, the Belle of Sioux City, argued in district court that the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission's decision to close the Argosy on July 1 was unfair.

District Court Judge Eliza Ovrom said the IRGC's decision was correct.

The Belle then asked Iowa's high court to put a hold on that decision.

Last year, Penn National lost its bid to operate a land-based casino to developers of Sioux City's new Hard Rock Casino, which is scheduled to open August 1.

The IRGC has until Monday July 21 to file resistance to the supreme court's stay.

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