Neb. tribe wants to build Sioux City, Iowa casino


August 6th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska wants to develop a casino and hotel in downtown Sioux City if it wins the rights to Woodbury County’s gaming license.  Lance Morgan is CEO of the tribe’s economic development firm, Ho-Chunk Inc., and he confirmed the tribe’s interest. Missouri River Historical Development has said it’s considering a new partner to run a casino in Sioux City because it couldn’t agree on the details of a land-based casino with Penn National Gaming, which runs the current river boat casino.

The Winnebago Tribe already operates the WinnaVegas Casino in Sloan in western Iowa. Several companies are expected to bid on the gaming license. Morgan says he believes the tribe would be best partner because it is based nearby in northeast Nebraska.