SIOUX CITY, Iowa — An Iowa judge says the Argosy Sioux City riverboat casino must pay a nonprofit group a portion of its revenue while both sides battle in court over their disintegrated contractual relationship.
Polk County District Court Judge Robert Hanson rejected a motion Tuesday by casino operator Penn National Gaming Co. that would have allowed a third-party receiver to collect and distribute the charitable funds.
The Sioux City Journal reports (http://bit.ly/HSyUX5 ) Hanson ruled that Missouri River Historical Development is still entitled to revenue designated for charitable purposes by state law.
Penn claims in a lawsuit the group breached exclusivity in their operating agreement by negotiating with other casino operators. The newspaper reports that Penn stopped making monthly payments to them in May.
A message left for Penn was not immediately returned Tuesday.
Information from: Sioux City Journal, http://www.siouxcityjournal.com