ALTOONA, Iowa — Lawyers for the owners of a riverboat casino in Sioux City have scrutinized the wording of documents by officials who later denied renewing their gaming license.
Lawyers for Penn National Gaming made the arguments Thursday during a two-day hearing that took place before the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission and Administrative Law Judge Christie Scase.
The Sioux City Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1dA9KJ0 ) Penn is challenging the commission's decision to reject a one-year license renewal for the Argosy riverboat casino. The commission says it had issue with the Argosy's dissolving partnership with a nonprofit group.
Penn has also criticized the bidding process for a license that later went to another developer for a Hard Rock casino in downtown Sioux City.
The commission will make a ruling on the renewal issue in April.
Information from: Sioux City Journal, http://www.siouxcityjournal.com