CEO Pitches Water Park Instead Of Iowa Casino

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

The CEO of a casino in Riverside, Iowa is pitching a $30 million investment in a water park days before voters decide on whether to approve gambling in the county.

Riverside CEO Dan Kehl says Friday the indoor water attraction would be built on the same city-owned land that investors are proposing a new casino be built. He says the offer stands if voters in a special Tuesday election say no to gambling in the county.

Kehl is offering the city $4 million for the land. He says the proposal is not an act of desperation, but offers voters other options.

Records show Kehl's casino has contributed $600,000 to a campaign aimed at defeating the casino referendum.

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