Northeast Iowa riverboat casino going dry with move to land location

Northeast Iowa riverboat casino going dry with move to land location

Article brief provided by Des Moines Register
  • Philip Joens, Des Moines Register
January 26, 2023 9:31 PM
  • Philip Joens, Des Moines Register

One of Iowa’s three remaining riverboat casinos will be coming ashore, its St. Louis-based owner announced Thursday.

Story continues below

Currently moored on the Mississippi River in Marquette, the Casino Queen Marquette has received approval from the Iowa Racing & Gaming Commission to move to a dry-land site at 100 Anti Monopoly Street in the scenic Driftless Region town, Queen Casino & Entertainment, the casino owner, said in a news release.

The company said it will add more than 12,000 square feet to an existing dockside building to accommodate the 17,000-square-foot casino, which will have more than 400 slot machines, two new blackjack tables and other games.

Also planned are new a new main entrance, dining areas and a sports bar, it said.