After Cedar Rapids’ casino dreams were thwarted by opponents earlier this year with a two-year moratorium on new gaming licenses, Linn County casino backers formed a political action committee ahead of November midterms and contributed about $50,000 to Iowa candidates.
Articles Tagged: Casinos
News Oct. 22, 2022 12:09 pm219d ago
Iowa collected a record amount last month on sports betting with the kickoff of the football season, despite fewer bets being placed compared to a year go.
Caleb McCullough, Gazette-Lee Des Moines Bureau
State Government Aug. 25, 2022 7:49 pm277d ago
Kentucky Derby company to pay $2.75 billion for property
Government & Politics Jul. 29, 2022 12:19 pm304d ago
Iowa gamblers placed a record amount of bets both online and in person on casino and sports games in the last fiscal year, with wagers topping $4 billion.
State Government Jun. 19, 2022 8:04 am344d ago
The pause impacts plans for a new, $250 million casino near downtown Cedar Rapids
Local Government Jun. 3, 2022 3:25 am360d ago
Members of Iowa’s Racing and Gaming Commission on Thursday said they were surprised and disappointed by the last-minute legislative moratorium on new casinos in Iowa.
Local Government May. 29, 2022 8:35 am365d ago
When a two-year state moratorium on new casinos ends, local casino backers envision a complex with bars, restaurants and entertainment at the former Cooper’s Mill site. Here’s what’s in the Cedar Crossing proposal, shared exclusively with The Gazette.
State Government May. 23, 2022 7:04 pm371d ago
Cedar Rapids leaders were preparing to applying to the state for a new casino in their third such effort since 2014.
Local Government Mar. 7, 2022 12:54 pm448d ago
In Cedar Rapids’ third attempt to secure a gaming license from Iowa regulators, local casino backers will argue against longtime opponents who are now expanding their operations in neighboring states where gaming expansions threaten Iowa revenues.
Local Government Mar. 3, 2022 4:57 pm452d ago
The panel that regulates Iowa gaming facilities will take applications from those seeking a license to operate a gaming facility in Linn County, potentially opening the door to a casino in Cedar Rapids
Gazette Des Moines Bureau
State Government Mar. 2, 2022 5:48 pm453d ago
Rep. Joel Fry described the newly passed bill as part of the House GOP package to increase child care access and affordability, building off bills approved last year.
Local Government Feb. 22, 2022 5:51 pm461d ago
The Iowa subsidiary drafting a proposal for a Cedar Rapids gaming operation is not included in the $2.5 billion sale of some assets by the casino’s would-be operator, Peninsula Pacific Entertainment.
State Government Jan. 13, 2022 10:23 am501d ago
Iowans placed more than $2 billion in wagers on sporting events in 2021, according to recently published state figures. That number envelopes the $575 million that was bet on sports in 2020.
State Government Dec. 11, 2021 12:02 pm534d ago
Community support, population shifts and whether a new casino would take business away from others in the region are factors state regulators would consider to approve a new casino in the Cedar Rapids area.
Local Government Jul. 14, 2022 1:54 pm319d ago
Linn County voters on Nov. 2 approved the gaming referendum by a slimmer margin compared with 2013, but the likely developer says he and other investors are pressing forward with Cedar Rapids on identifying a casino location and preparing a license application for the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission.