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Iowa panel ceases new casino licenses
Friday, March 7, 2008 at 1:05:25 PM
Johnston, Iowa -- The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission decided Thursday not to accept new casino licenses and to seek a study on the impact of new casinos.
The five-member commission agreed to seek a study of how adding casinos would affect existing operations and how casinos impact a local community.
Representatives from Tama, Ottumwa, Franklin County and Newton asked the board to allow more licenses, saying they would benefit from the jobs and economic development opportunities that come with new casinos.
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