There are many casinos located in the state, the majority on moored river boats. The grandest of the Iowa gambling dens is the Meswaki Bingo Casino Hotel, an Amerindian casino in Tama, with 127,669 sq.ft. of gambling space, 1,500 slot machines, thirty table games, such as vingt-et-un, craps, roulette, and baccarat, and numerous styles of poker; also three eatery’s, daily productions, and casino advice. One more substantial Indian gambling den is the Winna Vegas, with 45,000 sq.ft., 668 slots, and 14 table games. Also, the Ameristar Casino Hotel in Council Bluffs never closes, with 38,500 square feet, 1,589 one armed bandits, 36 table games, and four restaurants. There are several other popular Iowa gambling dens, which includes Harrah’s Council Bluffs, with 28,250 sq.ft., 1,212 slot machines, and 39 table games.

A smaller Iowa gambling hall is the Diamond Jo, a water based gambling den in Dubuque, with 17,813 sq.ft., 776 slots, and 19 table games. The Catfish Bend river boat, in Fort Madison, with 13,000 square feet, 535 slots, and 14 table games. One more Iowa riverboat casino, The Isle of Capri, is open all hours, with 24,939 square feet, 1,100 slots, and 24 table games. The Mississippi Belle II, a 10,577 sq.ft. water based gambling den in Clinton, has 506 slot machines, 14 table games, live shows, and Thursday chemin de fer matches.

Iowa casinos provide a fantastic deal of tax money to the government of Iowa, which has allowed the budgeting of many state wide projects. Tourism has increased at an accelerated rate accompanied with the demand for services and a growth in jobs. Iowa gambling dens have been helpful to the advancement of the market, and the enthusiasm for gaming in Iowa is absolute.