- Associated Press - Thursday, February 27, 2014

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A study paid for by Iowa regulators says a land-based casino in Sioux City should expect revenue to rise up to 40 percent over the current water-based casino’s revenue.

The Sioux City Journal says (http://bit.ly/1ftNlcF ) the study by Minneapolis-based Marquette Advisors projects that the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino will generate $78.5 million in gross revenue in fiscal 2017. That’s more than $22 million higher than the $56 million in revenue posted by the Argosy Sioux City riverboat casino in the budget year that ended June 30.

The $128.5 million Hard Rock venue is under construction in downtown Sioux City.

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Information from: Sioux City Journal, http://www.siouxcityjournal.com