- Associated Press - Saturday, June 14, 2014

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - Operators of Sioux City’s embattled Argosy riverboat casino have asked a judge to temporarily block an order for it to shut down by July 1.

The Sioux City Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1kV2RG1 ) that lawyers for Argosy parent company Penn National Gaming Co. on Thursday filed a motion for an emergency stay of the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission’s order. Penn National argued the casino should be allowed to remain open until other pending legal action taken against the commission can be resolved.

The Argosy’s pending closure stems from the commission’s decision to allow a land-based casino in downtown Sioux City to replace the Argosy. Penn National lost its bid to operate the land-based casino to Sioux City Entertainment, which is building and will operate a Hard Rock Casino.

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

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