The pause impacts plans for a new, $250 million casino near downtown Cedar Rapids
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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.
Gazette Des Moines Bureau
State Government Mar. 2, 2022 5:48 pm
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.
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.
Details remain in the works for where developers would build a potential casino ahead of the Nov. 2 vote on the Linn County gaming referendum, which leaves open the door for cities to seek a casino license. If passed, the matter will never come before county voters again.