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Groundbreaking Thursday for Greene County Casino

Location of new Wild Rose Casino in Greene County. (WHO-HD)

Location of new Wild Rose Casino in Greene County. (WHO-HD)

GREENE COUNTY, Iowa — A groundbreaking ceremony for Iowa’s newest casino is being held Thursday near Jefferson.

The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission voted in June to approve an application for a gaming license from Grow Greene County Gaming Corp.

The casino will be run by Wild Rose Entertainment, which already has casinos in Emmetsburg and Clinton.

The $40 million project includes a casino, 71-room hotel, events center, sports bar, and restaurants. The casino is expected to add 275 full-time jobs.

The groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Highway 30 and Highway 4 in Greene County.

The casino is set to open in late summer of 2015.



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