Wild Rose Casino & Resort celebrates grand opening
July 21, 2008
CLINTON, IA – The Wild Rose Casino & Resort celebrated its grand opening this
weekend at Clinton. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Friday and was attended
by Mayor Rodger Holm, Representative Polly Butka, CCCDA President Tom Fullerton,
and Wild Rose Entertainment officials. That was followed by a reception.
Saturday featured a performance by Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers. Sunday
included champagne brunch and performances Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers
and auctioneer Leroy Van Dyke.
The new $35 million Wild Rose Casino & Resort is just off Highway 30 at 777 Wild
Rose Drive. The casino is 120,000 square feet with 598 slot machines and 14
table games. There is a 60-room hotel, conference center, sports bar and buffet.
"This is the beginning of a new era and tradition for our players and guests,"
said Tim Bollman, general manager of Wild Rose Clinton. "Since first dropping
anchor as the Mississippi Belle II, this casino has offered a fun place to play.
Our new land-based casino takes the experience to the next level by offering
amenities such as a single-level gaming floor, Coaches' Corner Sports Bar,
Sawmill Buffet, Wild Rose Hotel and the Oakwood Grand Ballroom."
"The response from the community and guests is already beyond what we expected
as our guests are experiencing all the positive changes our new facility has to
offer. Right out of the gate, we can feature entertainment such as the Gatlin
Brothers and hold events and parties that simply weren't possible at the old
location," Bollman said. "The new location near Highway 30 is easier to find,
even for our many out-of-state players who drive in primarily from Illinois and
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