Make it generous and non-smoking

The Gazette Opinion Staff
Published: March 22 2014 | 1:52 pm - Updated: 1 April 2014 | 10:01 am in

Cedar Crossing Casino needs to add extra appeal to the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission for its proposed casino.

Cedar Crossing should offer a higher percentage return of funds to Linn County, its cities and charities — as great and/or exceeding the average returns of other state-licensed casinos.

Cedar Crossing should be the state’s first and only non-smoking gambling establishment. Cedar Rapids is, after all, a Blue Zone city seeking healthy lifestyles.

If Cedar Crossing refuses to offer these two things, it really doesn’t matter where the gamblers go as, “A fool and his money are soon parted.” Give back more and make it healthy.

Bert Graham



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