There are many gambling dens located in the state, most on docked riverboats. The largest of the Iowa casinos is the Meswaki Bingo Casino Hotel, an Amerindian casino in Tama, with 127,669 sq.ft. of gaming room, 1,500 slots, 30 table games, like chemin de fer, craps, roulette, and baccarat, and several varieties of poker; including 3 restaurants, monthly shows, and gaming classes. One more substantial American Indian gambling hall is the Winna Vegas, with 45,000 square feet, 668 slot machines, and 14 table games. Also, the Ameristar Casino Hotel in Council Bluffs is available 24 hours, with 38,500 square feet, 1,589 one armed bandits, 36 table games, and four eatery’s. There are several other dominant Iowa casinos, which includes Harrah’s Council Bluffs, with 28,250 sq.ft., 1,212 slot machines, and 39 table games.
A smaller Iowa casino is the Diamond Jo, a paddle wheel boat 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. One more Iowa riverboat casino, The Isle of Capri, is available 24 hours, with 24,939 sq.ft., 1,100 slot machines, and 24 table games. The Mississippi Belle II, a 10,577 sq.ft. paddle wheel boat casino in Clinton, has 506 slots, 14 table games, live shows, and Thursday blackjack matches.
Iowa casinos present a great amount of tax income to the state of Iowa, which has allowed the budgeting of a lot of commonwealth wide projects. Tourism has increased at a fast rate accompanied with the demand for services and a gain in employment. Iowa gambling dens have been helpful to the expansion of the market, and the enthusiasm for wagering in Iowa is across the board.