Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission http://iowapublicradio.org en Cedar Rapids Casino Proposal Rejected http://iowapublicradio.org/post/cedar-rapids-casino-proposal-rejected <p>In a four to one vote in Council Bluffs, the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission rejected a $174-million proposal for a casino in downtown Cedar Rapids. Commissioner Dolores Mertz of Algona cast the lone “yes” vote.</p><p>Commission Chair Jeff Lamberti said approving the Cedar Rapids Development Group LLC request, “Would be a significant precedent,” that he wasn’t willing to take.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:03:38 +0000 Dean Borg 39272 at http://iowapublicradio.org Cedar Rapids Casino Proposal Rejected The Status of Casinos in Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/status-casinos-iowa <p>In 2007 the state of Iowa allowed casinos to move from riverboats to land.&nbsp; Since that time several communities around the state have sought a piece of the casino action.&nbsp; But how many casinos are too many for Iowa?</p><p>"River to River" looks at current casino proposals in Warren and Linn Counties.&nbsp; We'll also examine why communities like Davenport and Sioux City are in the process of moving their casinos from riverboats to land.</p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 18:37:11 +0000 Ben Kieffer 19480 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Status of Casinos in Iowa