Iowa casinos reported $1.7 billion in gross revenue for casino games and slots in the fiscal year that just ended. The industry had a lot of success at the beginning of the year. Things slowed down in second part of fiscal and the last quarter. Nebraska casinos are ramping up their operations. It will be interesting to monitor how the Nebraska gambling will affect western Iowa casinos. It appears that Nebraska will have temporary facilities open up relatively soon. They will also be more competitive. There is a problem of finding enough staff. Iowa is trying to counteract that problem.