11 Dec 08

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There are numerous gambling halls in the commonwealth, the majority on anchored river boats. The grandest of the Iowa casinos is the Meswaki Bingo Casino Hotel, an American Indian gambling hall in Tama, with 127,669 square feet of casino room, 1,500 one armed bandits, 30 table games, such as chemin de fer, craps, roulette, and baccarat, and many styles of poker; including 3 eatery’s, biweekly shows, and gaming advice. An additional big Native American gambling hall is the Winna Vegas, with 45,000 sq.ft., 668 one armed bandits, and 14 table games. Additionally, the Ameristar Casino Hotel in Council Bluffs never closes, with 38,500 sq.ft., 1,589 slots, 36 table games, and four dining rooms. There are many other popular Iowa gambling halls, including Harrah’s Council Bluffs, with 28,250 sq.ft., 1,212 slot machines, and 39 table games.

A tinier Iowa casino is the Diamond Jo, a water based casino in Dubuque, with 17,813 square feet, 776 one armed bandits, and 19 table games. The Catfish Bend river boat, in Fort Madison, with 13,000 square feet, 535 one armed bandits, and 14 table games. Another Iowa river based gambling den, The Isle of Capri, is open never closes, with 24,939 sq.ft., 1,100 slot machines, and 24 table games. The Mississippi Belle II, a 10,577 square foot riverboat casino in Clinton, has 506 slots, 14 table games, live productions, and Thursday vingt-et-un matches.

Iowa casinos offer an exceptional amount of tax revenue to the government of Iowa, which has enabled the funding of many commonwealth wide activities. Tourism has grown at a fast percentage along with the requirement for companies and a gain in working people. Iowa gambling halls have been helpful to the growth of the economy, and the excitement for wagering in Iowa is across the board.