Warren County voters reject casino proposal

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Voters have rejected a proposal that would have allowed casino gambling in south-central Iowa’s Warren County.

The Des Moines Register (http://dmreg.co/ZFMqzA) reports that unofficial results show more than 60 percent of voters rejected the measure.

Warren County Citizens for Good Jobs and Wild Rose Entertainment had proposed building a casino, hotel, events center and bowling alley in northwest Norwalk, near Iowa Highways 5 and 28.

The Register says state law now prohibits Warren County voters from considering another gambling bill before 2021.

Nearly a third of eligible voters in the county cast ballots on the question.

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