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Share why you think a Cedar Crossing casino is in the best interests of Cedar Rapids and Linn County residents.
All submissions will be shared with the members of the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission.
ONE APPLICATION, TWO OPTIONS
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Two independent market studies released Thursday paint different pictures of what a casino in Cedar Rapids would mean for the state. Reports by both Marquette Advisors of Minneapolis and White Sand Gaming of Atlantic City, N.J., predict Riverside Casino & Golf Resort would lose at least 20.5 percent of its $85 million-plus annual revenue if[…]
SIOUX CITY — As the license for the Argosy riverboat casino was expiring a few years ago, Sioux City officials wanted to renew it but move gambling to downtown, which was undergoing a renaissance but still had pockets of blight and missed opportunities. Officials saw the riverboat as mostly benefiting itself and drawing only gamblers.[…]
CEDAR RAPIDS — Hundreds of people came to the U.S. Cellular Center Friday night to see if a new downtown casino would be a rose or a thorn for the city. The backers behind Cedar Crossing, one of three casino proposals for downtown, hosted a community event to rally support for their plan. About 500[…]
CEDAR RAPIDS—Peninsula Pacific and Cedar Rapids Development Group (CRDG), the team behind the Cedar Crossing casino proposals, will host a concert featuring Poison frontman Bret Michaels on Friday Sept. 15 at the U.S. Cellular Center. Tickets for the 8 p.m. concert start at just $20 via Ticketmaster or the U.S. Cellular Center box office. Local[…]
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa—Leaders of the Cedar Rapids Development Group (CRDG) and Peninsula Pacific made the following statements after today’s Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission’s April meeting: “We look forward to our presentation to the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission this summer. As we have demonstrated, we are committed to continuing nearly two decades of experience[…]
COUNCIL BLUFFS — The path forward for a high stakes decision of whether to approve a gambling license for one or more casinos in downtown Cedar Rapids became clearer today… A timeline for evaluating the proposals also was laid out at today’s meeting and includes the following dates: July 13 — The developers of the[…]
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa—The Cedar Rapids Development Group (CRDG), along with Peninsula Pacific, announced today they have submitted an application to the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission for a casino in Cedar Rapids. The proposal includes two distinct options: Cedar Crossing on the River, located in the Kingston Square neighborhood; and Cedar Crossing Central, located next[…]
By B.A. Morelli CEDAR RAPIDS — A new push for a casino in Cedar Rapids is getting support locally from people saying it would be a good addition to downtown, but there’s also skepticism state regulators would allow it. “Talking about it is a good idea, but the problem I see is the hurdle in[…]
The Cedar Rapids Development Group, along with Peninsula Pacific, will submit an application for a casino license to the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission on February 13, 2017. The commission, after hiring a market research firm and completing a market study, is expected to make a decision in October or November of 2017. The application[…]
By. B.A. Morelli CEDAR RAPIDS — Two separate proposals for new casinos in Cedar Rapids will go before the City Council next week, according to documents released Friday. Plans include a revival of the failed 2014 casino proposal now called Cedar Crossing on the River, and a new pitch called Cedar Crossing Central, which would[…]
Why Cedar Crossing?
Cedar Rapids Development Group along with Peninsula Pacific submitted an application for a casino license to the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission on February 13, 2017.
Our application offers two different potential project sites in Cedar Rapids — Cedar Crossing on the River, which the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission considered in 2014, and Cedar Crossing Central, a new proposal. Both projects would provide a significant and sustainable revenue boost to local governments and high quality jobs to the Cedar Rapids metro area.
This project will be Cedar Rapids-focused. Our proposal would provide the best opportunity to maximize the investment of the city and private enterprise to advance and sustain the economic revitalization of Cedar Rapids.
Responsible gamers in Linn County should not have to drive an hour or more to enjoy a casino. Eastern Iowans could spend their leisure time and money locally at Cedar Crossing. In 2013, 61 percent of Linn County residents voted for a casino in the community. Residents want this amenity.