There are many gambling dens located in the state, the majority on stationary barges. The largest of the Iowa casinos is the Meswaki Bingo Casino Hotel, a Native American gambling hall in Tama, with 127,669 square feet of gambling room, 1,500 one armed bandits, thirty table games, like chemin de fer, craps, roulette, and baccarat, and many varieties of poker; also 3 restaurants, monthly shows, and gaming classes. A further substantial Native American gambling den is the Winna Vegas, with 45,000 sq.ft., 668 slot machines, and fourteen table games. In addition, the Ameristar Casino Hotel in Council Bluffs never closes, with 38,500 sq.ft., 1,589 one armed bandits, 36 table games, and four eatery’s. There are numerous other dominant Iowa casinos, including Harrah’s Council Bluffs, with 28,250 square feet, 1,212 slots, and 39 table games.

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

Iowa casinos provide an exceptional amount of tax money to the commonwealth of Iowa, which has allowed the bankrolling of a good many commonwealth wide projects. Vacationers have increased at an accelerated percentage along with the demand for processors and a gain in working people. Iowa casinos have been helpful to the advancement of the economy, and the affection for betting in Iowa is across the board.