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Casino Owner Opposes New Cedar Rapids Casino

Posted at: 02/21/2013 12:52 PM

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - The president of a casino in Dubuque is opposing a proposed casino in Cedar Rapids.
 
Jesus Aviles, president and CEO of Mystique Casino, says there's no need for another casino in eastern Iowa. He says customers are satisfied with the number of casinos in the area.
 
But Aviles says he is not donating to a group trying to defeat a March 5 referendum in Linn County on casino gambling. The Just Say No Casino campaign has received financial support from the Isle of Capri casino in Waterloo and a casino in Riverside.
 
The Gazette reports a spokeswoman for Diamond Jo Casino, which has locations in Dubuque and Northwood, says owners also have not given money to the campaign.
 
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Information from: The Gazette, http://www.gazetteonline.com/
 
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