There are a few gambling dens in the commonwealth, most on docked riverboats. The grandest of the Iowa casinos is the Meswaki Bingo Casino Hotel, an American Indian gambling den in Tama, with 127,669 square feet of gaming space, 1,500 slots, thirty table games, like twenty-one, craps, roulette, and baccarat, and several types of poker; also 3 dining rooms, daily shows, and gambling classes. Another large Indian casino is the Winna Vegas, with 45,000 sq.ft., 668 slot machines, and fourteen table games. Furthermore, the Ameristar Casino Hotel in Council Bluffs never closes, with 38,500 sq.ft., 1,589 one armed bandits, 36 table games, and four dining rooms. There are several other dominant Iowa gambling halls, including Harrah’s Council Bluffs, with 28,250 square feet, 1,212 slots, and 39 table games.

A tinier Iowa gambling hall is the Diamond Jo, a river boat casino in Dubuque, with 17,813 sq.ft., 776 one armed bandits, and 19 table games. The Catfish Bend Riverboat, in Fort Madison, with 13,000 square feet, 535 slots, and 14 table games. One more Iowa paddle wheel boat gambling den, The Isle of Capri, is available never closes, with 24,939 sq.ft., 1,100 one armed bandits, and 24 table games. The Mississippi Belle II, a 10,577 sq.ft. water based casino in Clinton, has 506 one armed bandits, 14 table games, live productions, and Thursday 21 tournaments.

Iowa casinos provide an excellent amount of tax money to the commonwealth of Iowa, which has permitted the budgeting of a lot of state wide projects. Tourism has grown at a rapid percentage along with the request for services and an increase in working people. Iowa casinos have been instrumental to the growth of the economy, and the affection for gaming in Iowa is absolute.