There are a few gambling halls in the state, most on moored river boats. The largest of the Iowa gambling dens is the Meswaki Bingo Casino Hotel, a Native American gambling hall in Tama, with 127,669 square feet of casino room, 1,500 slot machines, thirty table games, such as twenty-one, craps, roulette, and baccarat, and several types of poker; including 3 restaurants, monthly productions, and betting instructions. A further big Amerindian gambling hall is the Winna Vegas, with 45,000 square feet, 668 slots, and fourteen table games. In addition, the Ameristar Casino Hotel in Council Bluffs is available 24 hours, with 38,500 square feet, 1,589 slot machines, 36 table games, and 4 dining rooms. There are several other dominant Iowa gambling dens, including Harrah’s Council Bluffs, with 28,250 square feet, 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 paddle wheel boat, in Fort Madison, with 13,000 sq.ft., 535 one armed bandits, and 14 table games. One more Iowa water based gambling hall, 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. riverboat gambling hall in Clinton, has 506 slot machines, 14 table games, live productions, and Thursday chemin de fer matches.
Iowa casinos provide a great deal of tax money to the state of Iowa, which has enabled the bankrolling of a lot of state wide activities. Vacationers have gotten bigger at a fast rate accompanied with the requirement for processors and a gain in jobs. Iowa casinos have been helpful to the advancement of the economy, and the enthusiasm for wagering in Iowa is widespread.