Cedar Rapids’ chance for a casino will be blocked by surprise amendment to gambling bill

Cedar Rapids’ latest attempt to add a downtown casino encountered an unexpected problem on Monday, when the Iowa Legislature approved a bill with an amendment that prohibits the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission (IRGC) from issuing any new casino licenses […]

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Gambling will be back on the ballot in Linn County this year

The fate of gambling in Linn County, including the possibility of a Cedar Rapids casino, will be decided by voters this year. The Linn County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution last week that will place the gambling referendum on […]

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Open house seeks public input on fate of First and First West, and will provide update on west side flood control in Cedar Rapids

After accepting a casino just isn’t in the cards for First and First West, the city of Cedar Rapids is seeking public input on what to do with the downtown site. An open house on Tuesday, Nov. 12 will allow people a chance to speak out on what they would like to see on vacant land. The event will also feature information about the upcoming flood control projects on the west side of Cedar Rapids. […]

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