There are many gambling halls located in the commonwealth, most on docked river boats. The largest of the Iowa gambling halls is the Meswaki Bingo Casino Hotel, an Amerindian casino in Tama, with 127,669 sq.ft. of casino room, 1,500 slots, 30 table games, such as 21, craps, roulette, and baccarat, and numerous styles of poker; as well as 3 restaurants, daily shows, and casino classes. Another substantial Amerindian gambling den is the Winna Vegas, with 45,000 square feet, 668 slot machines, and fourteen table games. Additionally, the Ameristar Casino Hotel in Council Bluffs never closes, with 38,500 sq.ft., 1,589 one armed bandits, 36 table games, and 4 dining rooms. There are several other popular Iowa casinos, including Harrah’s Council Bluffs, with 28,250 square feet, 1,212 slot machines, and 39 table games.

A tinier Iowa casino is the Diamond Jo, a water based gambling hall in Dubuque, with 17,813 sq.ft., 776 one armed bandits, and 19 table games. The Catfish Bend river boat, in Fort Madison, with 13,000 square feet, 535 slot machines, and 14 table games. An additional Iowa water based casino, The Isle of Capri, is available all day and night, with 24,939 sq.ft., 1,100 slot machines, and 24 table games. The Mississippi Belle II, a 10,577 square foot paddle wheel boat gambling den in Clinton, has 506 one armed bandits, 14 table games, live productions, and Thursday 21 tournaments.

Iowa casinos offer a fantastic deal of tax money to the government of Iowa, which has enabled the budgeting of a lot of state wide activities. Tourism has grown at a fast rate accompanied with the request for companies and a growth in employment. Iowa casinos have been helpful to the growth of the economy, and the enthusiasm for wagering in Iowa is widespread.