Voters in Sac County yesterday (Tuesday) turned down an effort to bring riverboat gambling to their northwest Iowa locale. The vote on the gambling proposal was 14-hundred-75 “yes” and two-thousand-seven “no.” Organizers of the vote had hoped a riverboat casino could be placed in Hallet’s Pit — a gravel pit — between Lake View and Wall Lake. A statewide moratorium on new gambling licenses is in place and had the Sac County proposal been approved, state officials would also need to remove the moratorium and then approve a license for Sac County. Last month, voters in Clay County turned down a proposed gambling venture for the Spencer area. Gambling questions have also lost in Dickinson, Cerro Gordo, and Linn counties.
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