Penn Disagrees With Selection Of Sioux City Casino
by Associated Press
May 09, 2013 3:06 PM
The owner of the Argosy Sioux City riverboat casino is petitioning Iowa gaming regulators for awarding another company a license to build a land-based casino.
Penn National Gaming Co. says the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission ignored deficiencies and improprieties in the Sioux City Entertainment's application to build a Hard Rock-branded casino.
Penn said in a Wednesday news release that it is exercising its right under state law to ask a state regulatory body to reconsider an action.
A message left for commission administrator Brian Ohorilko was not immediately returned Thursday.
The commission selected the Hard Rock casino in a 3-2 vote on April 18. Penn submitted two proposals and Ho-Chunk Inc. also put in a bid.