Decision on Proposed Jefferson Casino Will Come June 12
A plan to build a $40 million casino in the Green County city of Jefferson drew hundreds of people to a public hearing before the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission. About 500 people attended the five-hour hearing Thursday, and most of the 70 speakers favored the proposal. They pointed to the estimated 325 jobs the casino would bring to the western Iowa community. The commission is expected to vote on the plan June 12th in Burlington.If approved, the proposed casino would authorize a gambling license for Grow Greene County Gaming Corporation, a nonprofit organization that would contract with Wild Rose Entertainment. Plans call for a casino resort with restaurants, a conference center and a hotel in Jefferson.