There are a few gambling dens located in the commonwealth, most on immobilized riverboats. The grandest of the Iowa gambling dens is the Meswaki Bingo Casino Hotel, an Amerindian casino in Tama, with 127,669 square feet of gambling space, 1,500 slot machines, thirty table games, like chemin de fer, craps, roulette, and baccarat, and several types of poker; including three restaurants, monthly entertainment, and gambling classes. An additional big Native American gambling den is the Winna Vegas, with 45,000 square feet, 668 one armed bandits, and 14 table games. In addition, the Ameristar Casino Hotel in Council Bluffs never closes, with 38,500 sq.ft., 1,589 one armed bandits, 36 table games, and 4 eatery’s. There are many other dominant Iowa gambling dens, including Harrah’s Council Bluffs, with 28,250 square feet, 1,212 slots, and 39 table games.
A smaller Iowa gambling hall is the Diamond Jo, a riverboat gambling hall in Dubuque, with 17,813 sq.ft., 776 one armed bandits, and 19 table games. The Catfish Bend Riverboat, in Fort Madison, with 13,000 sq.ft., 535 slot machines, and 14 table games. One more Iowa water based gambling den, The Isle of Capri, is open all day and night, with 24,939 square feet, 1,100 slot machines, and 24 table games. The Mississippi Belle II, a 10,577 sq.ft. paddle wheel boat gambling den in Clinton, has 506 one armed bandits, 14 table games, live shows, and Thursday vingt-et-un tournaments.
Iowa casinos provide a fantastic amount of tax revenue to the commonwealth of Iowa, which has allowed the budgeting of many state wide projects. Vacationers have gotten bigger at a rapid percentage along with the requirement for processors and a gain in employment. Iowa casinos have contributed to the advancement of the economy, and the excitement for gaming in Iowa is widespread.