Gambling to be placed on November ballot in Linn County
Linn County, Iowa – The Linn County Board of Supervisors has voted to place gambling on the November 2, 2021 ballot.
Linn County residents will be able to vote on whether or not to reauthorize gambling games in the county.
To permanently enable gambling in Linn County, this proposition must be voted on and approved twice, with an eight-year gap between the two votes, according to state statute.
In 2013, Linn County voters passed a gaming referendum for the first time.
Linn County voters will vote on whether or not to allow gambling facilities in the county in November’s referendum.
The referendum is neither for a specific casino or a casino that has been planned. A yes vote indicates that Linn County will legalize gambling, but not that a casino would be built there.
Additional requirements for approval of a specific gambling facility in Linn County include an application and approval by the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission.
The city of Cedar Rapids, on the other hand, has been attempting to gain approval for a casino.