Gazette: Cedar Rapids casino market studies: Grim to glimmer of hope

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 any of the three Cedar Rapids casino proposals are built.

However, the firms varied widely on the state impact, revenue generated and overall cannibalization rates.

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