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Jasper County seeks casino to revitalize Newton
Monday, January 21, 2008 at 10:15:28 PM
A Jasper County group is trying to get a casino and resort built in Newton. It's a project that would create 600 jobs in an area hit hard by the closing of Maytag last year.
Organizers say the casino would draw millions of gamblers annually to a 62-acre site near the Iowa Speedway in central Iowa.
Dennis Julius is chairman of the newly created Jasper County Gaming Development Authority. He says the group is trying to get a referendum for the spring to allow casino gambling.
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