Casino Petition Calls For Iowa Mayor To Resign
by Associated Press
May 23, 2013 12:38 PM
An online petition is calling for the mayor of Sioux City to resign over his role in replacing the Argosy riverboat casino with a Hard Rock-branded facility.
The petition at Change.org questions the impartiality of Mayor Bob Scott and other city officials during the selection of a land-based casino to replace the riverboat property.
The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission awarded a state gaming license last month to Sioux City Entertainment. Penn National Gaming Co. owns the Argosy and has criticized how Sioux City Entertainment was selected over other applicants.
A Penn spokeswoman says the company is not involved in the petition, which was launched this week by a South Dakota resident. It had more than 100 supporters as of Thursday.