Organizers say new Sioux City casino on schedule

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Organizers behind a Hard-Rock themed casino in Sioux City say they’re on schedule with construction.

Sioux City Entertainment said in a news release Thursday that they soon plan to demolish an old pub and video store to make way for the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City. Excavation will follow to prepare the site for the building foundations.

The Sioux City Journal reports (http://bit.ly/13R38nd ) that an official groundbreaking ceremony is planned for mid-August. The new $120 million casino is expected to open next summer.

Sioux City Entertainment was awarded a gambling license in April over several bids to replace the Argosy riverboat casino. Penn National Gaming Co. has criticized the decision.

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

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