Gambling Commission to Take Public Comments in Jefferson
The state gambling commission plans to meet Thursday in Jefferson to visit the site of a proposed new casino, hear a formal presentation and take public comments. The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission will gather information and consider whether it wants to allow construction of another casino in Iowa. A decision won't be made until the commission's June 12 meeting. The proposed project would be a $40 million casino resort with restaurants, a conference center and a hotel on the north edge of Jefferson. It would create 270 jobs. In April, the gambling commission denied a license for a larger proposed casino for Cedar Rapids, saying it would take money from existing casinos.