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Another Davenport Casino Joins The Fray

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Davenport city council says it could postpone a vote tomorrow that would allow a land-based casino in Scott County to start taking shape.

Some city leaders say they might need more time to review a brand new plan on the table.

The new proposal is for a $250-million dollar casino in Davenport. It would move the Rhythm City Casino to 250 acres of land at Veterans Memorial Parkway and Elmore Avenue and would include restaurants, retail space and a 300 plus room hotel.
Davenport's mayor says the city won't likely get the official proposal for the project until Friday so he wants city leaders to postpone tomorrow's vote on the proposed Scott County Casino.

"Does this change anything that you were anticipating for tomorrow's vote? It just creates questions. Change? No," said Ald. Sheliia Burrage. "It's the same thing. People come to us. They propose things to us. And we take it all in and we review it."

The developer for the new project says the casino would generate millions of dollars for Davenport, its schools, and several community organizations.

The city council says it won't officially decide until tomorrow whether it will delay the vote on the casino.

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