At this hour, the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission has begun debating whether to grant new state licenses for casinos.
Just before the debate among commissioners, folks from five counties who want a casino in their area made a last-minute pitch. They stressed the jobs that would come with the casinos, as well as the side businesses like restaurants and hotels.
There were also critics. Sioux City officials argued the market is saturated in northwest Iowa and a new Lyon County casino would hurt the boat in Sioux City.