Sioux City Casino Operator Loses Round In Court
by Associated Press
October 30, 2012 12:55 PM
A judge has rejected a casino operator's request to temporarily block the nonprofit group holding the Sioux City casino license from working with another casino developer.
The ruling issued Monday lets Missouri River Historical Development proceed with Hard Rock Casino developer Sioux City Entertainment in trying to establish a land-based casino to replace the Argosy riverboat casino.
Penn National Gaming, whose subsidiary operates the Argosy casino, had sued Missouri River Historical Development, saying it had violated a contract signed in June. The development group said the contract wasn't valid.
Penn spokeswoman Karen Bailey says the judge did not rule yet on the case's substance, so the company will continue to press for its contractual rights as the company also considers an alternative bid for a land-based casino.