Play Bingo
Play Blackjack
Play Slots
Play Poker
Play Video Poker
500 Nations Free Casino Games

New Casino Licenses On Hold

March 10, 2008 ;

JOHNSTON, IA - The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission decided last week to suspend issuing licenses for new casinos and to request an impact study on new casinos. The study would report on the effects of new casinos on the existing casinos in Iowa and the effects on local communities.

The commissioners cited concerns about the sluggish economy on the state's existing casinos, and concerns about the decrease in gambling revenues at some casinos after approving new casinos three years ago.

The meeting was attended by representatives of Newton, Ottumwa, Tama, and Franklin County who are seeking new licenses for their communities. They want the jobs and economic opportunities promised by new casinos. Voters have already approved casinos for Tama, Ottumwa and Franklin County, and Jasper County will vote on a Newton casino on April 8th.

The decision by the five-member commission to commission a study will postpone any future casino licenses by at least a year. It will take that amount of time to commission the study, perform the research, and review the findings.

Return to Iowa Casinos.


VOTED #1
Favorite Casino
Best Slots

by 500 Nations players

US PLAYERS WELCOME
A World-Class Casino! *Best Slots, Blackjack, Table Games, Sports Book.

Play 300 Free Games
No Sign-up | No Download
$3,000 Welcome Bonus
100% Match Redeem 3 Times
$3,000 Slots Bonus
100% Match Redeem 3 Times
Table Mania Tuesdays Today!
$10 weekly table bonus!
See All Bovada Promotions
Member benefits & promos.



Join Bovada Join Bovada
500 Nations is an independent directory and information service free of any gaming operator's control and not affiliated with any casino.
Warning: You must ensure you meet all age and other regulatory requirements before entering a casino or placing a wager. There are hundreds of jurisdictions in the world with Internet access and hundreds of different games and gambling opportunities available on the Internet. Do not assume that Internet gaming sites are in compliance with the rules and regulations of every jurisdiction from which they accept players. YOU are responsible for determining if it is legal for YOU to play any particular game or place any particular wager under the laws of the jurisdiction where you are located.