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Sinha challenges casino ‘monopoly’ in Polk Co. to build airport casino

Rajendra “Reggie” Sinha intrigued Iowans last week when the Business Record, reporting on the typically-mundane meeting of the Des Moines International Airport authority, published a piece on his moonshot proposal to construct a $225 million casino with a 350-room hotel at the airport. After tabling the concept at the board’s meeting last week, they will consider moving forward Feb. 11.

Wild idea for an Airsino? Board considers $225M Des Moines airport casino

Major Iowa operator Wild Rose Casino & Resort floated a proposal to construct a $225 million property at the Des Moines International Airport complex as a way to fund the airport’s planned $500 million terminal, according to a report Tuesday in the Business Record.