There are a few gambling halls in the commonwealth, the majority on docked river boats. The largest of the Iowa gambling dens is the Meswaki Bingo Casino Hotel, a Native American gambling den in Tama, with 127,669 square feet of gaming space, 1,500 slot machines, 30 table games, like twenty-one, craps, roulette, and baccarat, and several types of poker; also 3 eatery’s, daily shows, and gambling instructions. Another big Indian casino is the Winna Vegas, with 45,000 sq.ft., 668 slots, and 14 table games. In addition, the Ameristar Casino Hotel in Council Bluffs is available 24 hours, with 38,500 sq.ft., 1,589 slot machines, 36 table games, and 4 eatery’s. There are many other dominant Iowa casinos, including Harrah’s Council Bluffs, with 28,250 square feet, 1,212 slot machines, and 39 table games.

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

Iowa casinos present a great deal of tax revenue to the government of Iowa, which has permitted the bankrolling of a lot of state wide projects. Vacationers have grown at a rapid rate accompanied with the request for services and an increase in employment. Iowa gambling dens have been instrumental to the advancement of the economy, and the enthusiasm for gaming in Iowa is across the board.