The owner of the casino riverboat under construction in Osceola haswithdrawn a request that the State Racing and Gaming Commission block theexpansion of Prairie Meadows casino in Altoona. Larry Seckington is thelawyer for the Southern Iowa Gaming Association that owns the Osceola boat.Seckington says attorneys on both sides have reached an agreement bypassingcommission action.The commission was to take up the issue in its meeting Thursday. Seckingtonsays the issue could have taken several more months to solve if it wentbefore the commission and then to an appeal. He says Southern Iowa Gaming islooking to stop the expansion to protect itself.The Racing and Gaming Commission voted in July to let Prairie Meadows add 100 new slot machines immediately and another 236 in October of 2000. TheGeneral Manager of Prairie Meadows says they aren’t waiting to see how thecourt proceedings turn out and are moving ahead with the expansion.
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