Casino Proposals On Table


A lot to digest after a day full of interviews with potential casino developers in Davenport.

Three companies presented their plans followed by a Q-and-A with a panel.

First up was Ingenus Management who fielded questions on a proposal that would split the license between two casinos, one downtown and a larger facility on the interstate.

"We think it's very creative and picks up benefits of the downtown site as well as the highway site," President/C.E.O of Ingenus Management Ken Mimmack said.

Restoration St. Louis is vying for a casino downtown on the entire block where the Parker-Putnam towers sit. They also will have new restaurants and other businesses.

"What you will get with a downtown casino is an enhancement of everything you already have," Restoration St. Louis rep Amy Gill said. "everything you've already invested in."

Atrium holding wants to convert the Radisson into a hotel/casino in two phases. The gaming floor would be done by 2013 then an expansion into the parking lot.

"Scalability of our product, location and immediacy of being able to create the space benefits us as potential operators but also the city," Atrium Holding Company's Daniel Abernethy said.

All the developers said their plan would maximize gaming for Davenport before the group headed to discussion behind closed doors.


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