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.