Thursday, March 11, 2010

Gaming the system

Don Hoth may head a gaming association, but handing out a percentage of the Isle Casino's profits has nothing to do with gambling. The Black Hawk County Gaming Association has been buying the good will of needy organizations in the region by dispersing 5.75 percent of its profits quarterly since opening. A portion of these profits are typically earmarked for organizations outside of Black Hawk County. But Hoth proposed the board suspend those grants and only make them to Black Hawk County while the association gears up for a November referendum that residents must approve for it to continue operating the casino. Sounds a lot more like vote buying than gambling. Read more at the following link from the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier:

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