Agenda posted for Feb. IRGC meeting

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The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission will hold its semi-regular public meeting Tuesday at Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino. The commission last met in November at Q Casino in Dubuque. A closed, executive session will be held Monday to review Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation background checks connected to the planned merger of Eldorado Resorts, Inc. (the operator of the Isle properties in Waterloo and Bettendorf) and Caesars Entertainment (the operator of Harrah’s and Horseshoe casinos—both in Council Bluffs).

Betfred set for Grand Falls sportsbook grand opening

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After months of planning, Betfred USA Sports, the American subsidiary of U.K.-based Betfred Group, announced the launch of its first sports book in Yankee territory Monday with the scheduled grand opening of its operation at Grand Falls Casino & Golf Resort in Larchwood Thursday. Officials said a mobile launch will follow in the “coming weeks.”