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Council Bluffs officials not worried about proposed casino

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Officials in Council Bluffs say they aren't worried that a proposed new casino in Cedar Rapids will divert businesses away from their city's three casinos. 

The Daily Nonpareil reports (http://bit.ly/2cFBFh8 ) that local gaming officials say the casino would likely have a limited impact if it gets built.

Jill Beasley, marketing director for Harrah's and Horseshoe casinos in Council Bluffs, says the a Cedar Rapids casino might draw visitors from Des Moines, but most of Harrah's and Horseshoe's customers come from the Council Bluffs-Omaha metro area.

The proposed $40 million "boutique" casino in Cedar Rapids would have parking on the first floor, a gambling area on the second and commercial office space on the third and fourth floors.

It wouldn't include any restaurants, hotels or other entertainment venues.

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