Iowa Regulators Set Timetable for Greene County Casino Proposal
Late last week the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission set a timetable to hear from developers interested in building a casino in central Iowa’s Greene County.
Brian Ohorilko, the Iowa Racing and Gaming administrator said that the timeline will ensure that at the “March fifth and sixth meeting … the commission will hear from Greene County regarding the scope of the project and the financing.”Also at the March meeting the commission will be hearing from two companies that are conducting surveys on the state gambling market. The developer of the Green County casino, Wild Rose Entertainment, will undergo further scrutiny in April when, according to Oharilko, the commission is due to hear about the background checks on the operators of the proposed casino.
The proposed $35 million casino complex would be located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 30 and Iowa Highway four on the north edge of Jefferson. Ohorilko has said that the commission will be visiting the site on May 29th and will also be receiving public comment from people not associated with the application process.
A final decision on the Greene County casino will be made at the commission’s June 12th meeting.