There are a few gambling halls in the state, most on docked river boats. The biggest of the Iowa casinos is the Meswaki Bingo Casino Hotel, an Amerindian gambling hall in Tama, with 127,669 square feet of gambling room, 1,500 slot machines, 30 table games, such as twenty-one, craps, roulette, and baccarat, and many styles of poker; including 3 restaurants, daily entertainment, and gambling instructions. A further large Indian gambling den is the Winna Vegas, with 45,000 sq.ft., 668 one armed bandits, and 14 table games. Furthermore, the Ameristar Casino Hotel in Council Bluffs is open 24 hours, with 38,500 square feet, 1,589 slots, 36 table games, and four dining rooms. There are numerous other popular Iowa gambling dens, which includes Harrah’s Council Bluffs, with 28,250 sq.ft., 1,212 slots, and 39 table games.
A smaller Iowa gambling den is the Diamond Jo, a river based casino in Dubuque, with 17,813 sq.ft., 776 slots, and 19 table games. The Catfish Bend Riverboat, in Fort Madison, with 13,000 square feet, 535 one armed bandits, and 14 table games. One more Iowa river based casino, The Isle of Capri, is open 24 hours, with 24,939 square feet, 1,100 slot machines, and 24 table games. The Mississippi Belle II, a 10,577 square foot water based gambling den in Clinton, has 506 one armed bandits, 14 table games, live productions, and Thursday blackjack matches.
Iowa casinos provide an exceptional amount of tax money to the state of Iowa, which has enabled the budgeting of a good many commonwealth wide activities. Tourism has grown at a rapid rate accompanied with the demand for processors and a gain in employment. Iowa gambling halls have been instrumental to the growth of the market, and the enthusiasm for gambling in Iowa is absolute.