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Iowa Racing and Gaming sued for rejecting Cedar Rapids casino

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CEDAR RAPIDS (AP) -

Former Linn County Attorney Eugene Kopecky has sued the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission over its rejection of the proposed Cedar Rapids casino.

Kopecky says he wants a court to force the commission to reconsider its decision and approve a license.

On April 17, the commission rejected the $164 million proposal, saying it would harm existing casinos.

But Kopecky says the commission doesn't have authority to refuse to issue a license in one county because the new casino might harm a casino in another county.

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