There are many casinos located in the state, most on stationary river boats. The grandest of the Iowa gambling dens is the Meswaki Bingo Casino Hotel, an Indian gambling hall in Tama, with 127,669 square feet of gaming area, 1,500 slot machines, 30 table games, like twenty-one, craps, roulette, and baccarat, and several styles of poker; including three dining rooms, biweekly shows, and gambling classes. Another big Indian casino is the Winna Vegas, with 45,000 square feet, 668 slots, and fourteen table games. Additionally, the Ameristar Casino Hotel in Council Bluffs never closes, with 38,500 sq.ft., 1,589 slots, 36 table games, and 4 eatery’s. There are several other dominant Iowa casinos, 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 paddle wheel boat gambling hall in Dubuque, with 17,813 sq.ft., 776 slots, and 19 table games. The Catfish Bend water based, in Fort Madison, with 13,000 square feet, 535 one armed bandits, and 14 table games. An additional Iowa water based casino, The Isle of Capri, is available never closes, with 24,939 square feet, 1,100 slots, and 24 table games. The Mississippi Belle II, a 10,577 square foot river based casino in Clinton, has 506 slots, 14 table games, live entertainment, and Thursday vingt-et-un tournaments.

Iowa casinos present a great amount of tax money to the government of Iowa, which has allowed the bankrolling of a lot of state wide activities. Vacationers have gotten bigger at a fast percentage along with the requirement for services and an increase in working people. Iowa casinos have been instrumental to the advancement of the economy, and the affection for wagering in Iowa is widespread.