- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 13, 2014

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission won’t reconsider its decision to not renew the license of the Argosy Sioux Casino operator.

Last month the commission declined to rehear the request from Argosy parent Penn National Gaming Co. and ordered the casino to be closed by July 1. Penn National soon asked the commission to reconsider.

Commission administrator Brian Ohorilko says an application for a rehearing is denied unless the commission grants the application within 20 days after it’s filed. He said Monday was the last day that the commission could have called a special meeting and acted on the request.

Penn National has said it will ask a judge to suspend the commission’s order, which would let the riverboat casino remain open while the company pursues various legal challenges.

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