- Associated Press - Saturday, June 25, 2016

BETTENDORF, Iowa (AP) - Hundreds of lined up in Bettendorf to celebrate the opening to a new $60 million land-based casino.

The Quad-City Times reports (https://bit.ly/28Z8WEa ) that the Isle Casino Hotel opened its doors on Friday morning.

The Isle riverboat casino closed Sunday evening so equipment could be moved to the new 35,000-square-foot casino floor that is snuggled in between the Isle’s two hotel towers.

The new land-based casino offers 1,000 slot machines and 19 table games.

The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission approved the plans for the new casino in April 2015.


Information from: Quad-City Times, https://www.qctimes.com

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