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Hatch: Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission should consider other criteria for Cedar Rapids casino

posted on June 12, 2014 02:05 PM

Hatch: Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission should consider other criteria for Cedar Rapids casino Play Video Sen. Jack Hatch says the unique situation and circumstances in Cedar Rapids should be taken into consideration in deciding whether to approve a casino license for the city. He says the state should not be in the business of protecting profits of existing casinos at the expense of another... Watch Story

Governor Terry E. Branstad

posted on May 23, 2014 03:57 PM

Governor Terry E. Branstad Play Video Gov. Terry E. Branstad (R-Panora) is the guest on this edition of Iowa Press. We discuss his administration, look back at the 2014 legislative session and get an update on his re-election campaign. Joining Governor Branstad at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg; Kay Henderson, news... Watch Full Episode

Branstad says he's staying out of casino decisions

posted on May 23, 2014 11:57 AM

Branstad says he's staying out of casino decisions Play Video Gov. Terry Branstad says he's leaving casino decisions up to the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission and that any changes to gambling laws and regulations are for the legislature to decide. He does say he likes Cedar Rapids' designation for a proposed casino to be smoke-free. Watch Story

The Future of Casino Gambling in Iowa

posted on April 18, 2014 05:10 PM

The Future of Casino Gambling in Iowa Play Video 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... Watch Full Episode

Casinos: Lambert says Cedar Rapids casino would have destabilized the industry

posted on April 18, 2014 02:49 PM

Casinos: Lambert says Cedar Rapids casino would have destabilized the industry Play Video 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... Watch Story

Casinos: Iowa's gaming industry is designed to protect existing facilities

posted on April 18, 2014 02:48 PM

Casinos: Iowa's gaming industry is designed to protect existing facilities Play Video 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... Watch Story

Casinos: Goss says any new Iowa casino will cannibalize existing casinos

posted on April 18, 2014 02:46 PM

Casinos: Goss says any new Iowa casino will cannibalize existing casinos Play Video 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. Watch Story

Casinos: Lamberti says commission neutral right now on Greene County casino

posted on April 18, 2014 02:44 PM

Casinos: Lamberti says commission neutral right now on Greene County casino Play Video 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... Watch Story

Economists say new casinos in the middle of Iowa won't bring in new money

posted on December 13, 2013 05:21 PM

Economists say new casinos in the middle of Iowa won't bring in new money Play Video Economists David Swenson from Iowa State University and Ernie Goss from Creighton University say casinos in Iowa's border towns draw in money from out of state, but casinos more in the middle part of the state aren't necessarily good economic development tools. They say it's a money shift; the... Watch Story

Iowa Governor Chet Culver (D-West Des Moines) on Iowa Politics

posted on May 13, 2010 10:47 AM

Iowa Governor Chet Culver (D-West Des Moines) on Iowa Politics Play Video Iowa Governor Chet Culver (D-West Des Moines) discusses Iowa policy and politics. Joining Culver at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg, of Iowa Public Radio; Mike Glover, senior legislative and political reporter for the Associated Press; and Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa. Watch Full Episode

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