Letters to the Editor

Letter: Let free enterprise dictate casino viability

Alta M. Cook’s guest column hit the nail on the head: Let the will of the electorate and free enterprise prove the viability of any new casino (“Iowa casinos shouldn’t fear competition,” Feb. 15). If a casino fails, it fails. That philosophy works in everything from styling salons to golf courses.

I’d ask once again, why the State Racing and Gaming Commission has assumed it has the power to limit new casinos. When the State Racing and Gaming Commission was formed, I understood its mission was to regulate the honesty and fairness of gaming facilities and to assure that a percent of the profits were distributed to not-for-profits, as required by law. I add my thanks to Gene Kopecky’s insightful effort in this regard.

Dick Lensing

Marion

Give us feedback

We value your trust and work hard to provide fair, accurate coverage. If you have found an error or omission in our reporting, tell us here.

Or if you have a story idea we should look into? Tell us here.

CONTINUE READING

MORE Letters to the Editor ARTICLES TO READ NEXT ...

We would like to offer condolences to the family of 18-year-old Jacob Markwell, who died in a crash on Otis Road SE on April 14.We are not surprised that this happened as a lot of drivers and motorcyclists do not obey the speed li ...

Regarding Robert Hartzler's April 12 letter 'Firearms should be treated like vehicles':I had to respond to Hartzler's ill advised letter regarding treating firearms like vehicles. I could go into a long line of arguments that have ...

Give us feedback

We value your trust and work hard to provide fair, accurate coverage. If you have found an error or omission in our reporting, tell us here.

Or if you have a story idea we should look into? Tell us here.