SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Court of Appeals will hear an appeal filed by the former operator of the Argosy riverboat casino in Sioux City this week.

The Sioux City Journal reports that the case challenging decisions made by the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission will be heard Tuesday.

Bell of Sioux City, a subsidiary of Penn National Gaming Co., argues that regulators were wrong to grant a license for what has become the land-based Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City.

Previous rulings in the case have supported regulators.

Brian Ohorilko with the state commission says regulators believe they acted in accordance with state law in their casino decisions.

Mark Monson with the local nonprofit that has worked with both casino operators says he hopes the case is resolved soon.

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