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Commissioners block Sioux Falls casino project

November 16, 2018

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sioux Falls planning commissioners have blocked a plan for another storefront casino on a street that already has a number of gaming options.

The commissioners have rejected a conditional use permit that was needed for the casino to serve alcohol, causing businessman Johnny Phung to back out of the project. Phung wanted to open his casino along Minnesota Avenue where Power Keeno, Crown Casino Center and Jokerz are located.

The Argus Leader says the owners of Releve Studios, that would have shared their building with the casino, objected to its location. The dance studio’s operators say their clients include young children, so a casino could negatively impact their business.


Information from: Argus Leader, http://www.argusleader.com

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