posted on April 18, 2014 05:10 PM
Brian Ohorilko, Administrator of the Iowa Racing & Gaming Commission; Jeff Lamberti, Chairman of the Iowa Racing & Gaming Commission; and Ernie Goss, Creighton University Economist & Co-Author of “Governing Fortune: Casino Gambling in America” are the guests on this edition of Iowa Press. They discuss the future of casino gambling in Iowa.
Joining Ohorilko, Lamberti and Gross at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg; Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa; and Kathie Obradovich, political columnist for The Des Moines Register.
posted on April 18, 2014 02:49 PM
Jeff Lambert, chair of the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission, says he and other commissioners are cautious about allowing competing casinos to come in too close to existing casinos. He says Iowa has had a stable gaming industry, and he voted against a proposed Cedar Rapids casino because it...
posted on April 18, 2014 02:48 PM
Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission Chairman Jeff Lamberti says the commission encourages and requires gambling facilities to be top-notch. He says that means competition is a big factor in deciding whether or not a new facility would be a benefit or if it would have a negative impact on other...
posted on April 18, 2014 02:46 PM
Economist Ernie Goss says the casino industry is very competitive, with newer facilities competing against older facilities and luring away customers. He also points out that casinos in interior locations within Iowa generally don't draw as many out-of-state gamblers as border town casinos.
posted on April 18, 2014 02:44 PM
Jeff Lamberti, chair of the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission, says a proposed Greene County casino is not an apples-to-apples comparison with the Cedar Rapids casino proposal that the commission voted down at its April meeting. Lamberti says Greene County's location and smaller casino size...
posted on April 11, 2014 04:07 PM
Iowa Press moderator Dean Borg leads a roundtable discussion about Iowa politics.
Borg is joined by Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa, Kathie Obradovich, political columnist of The Des Moines Register, Clay Masters, Morning Edition Host for Iowa Public Radio, and Mike Wiser,...
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posted on April 4, 2014 03:25 PM
USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack is the guest on this edition of Iowa Press. He discusses the latest concerns in rural America as well as political issues surrounding the 2014 elections.
Joining Vilsack at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg; Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa; and...
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posted on April 4, 2014 03:05 PM
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack says the USDA is helping organize and share information with farmers about climate change so they can take advantage of opportunities and take whatever action they might need to mitigate and adapt to the changes.