The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission Thursday set up a timetable to hear from developers who want to build a casino in central Iowa’s Greene County. Iowa Racing and Gaming administrator Brian Ohorilko says Greene County will take the stage at the commission’s next regularly scheduled meeting. “That timeline will set up so that at the March fifth and sixth meeting at Prairie Meadows in Altoona, the commission will hear from Greene County regarding the scope of the project and the financing,” Ohorilko says.
The commission is also scheduled to hear from the two companies that are conducting the surveys on the state gambling market at the March meeting. Wild Rose Entertainment, developer of the Greene County casino will undergo more scrutiny in April. Ohorilko says the commission will hear from the DCI in April on the background checks on the operators of the proposed casino.
The proposal is for a $35-million casino complex at the intersection of U.S. Highway 30 and Iowa Highway four on the north edge of Jefferson. “The commission set a special meeting on May 29th to visit the site in Greene County and also receive public comment from those individuals not associated with the application process,” according to Ohorilko.
The final decision on the Green County casino would come at the commission’s June 12th meeting in Burlington.