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There are 23 casinos in Iowa including four Native American casinos and 19 state-licensed casinos. The state-licensed casino include 18 land based and one riverboat casino. See Iowa Indian Gaming Casinos and Iowa State-Licensed Casinos.

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News Prairie Flower Casino expansion will open late 2024 December 30, 2023 - Construction to expand the size of Prairie Flower Casino has been affected by supply chain delays. The result will push the expected opening of the project from next summer ... Read more News Prairie Flower Casino breaks ground on major expansion project November 7, 2022 - Prairie Flower Casino broke ground last Monday on a major construction project to expand the current casino size by seven times. The event marked the 4th anniversary of the casino ... Read more News WinnaVegas Casino Resort celebrates 30th anniversary April 6, 2022 - WinnaVegas Casino is celebrating its 30th anniversary throughout the month of April. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held last week to kickoff the $500,000 Press for Cash contest. ... Read more News Prairie Flower Casino beats Iowa, Nebraska in Federal Court September 8, 2021 - A federal appeals court handed a major victory last week to the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska and its Prairie Flower Casino. Both Iowa and Nebraska had sued to close the Prairie Flower Casino which. ... Read more News Tribes are devastated after one year of COVID-19 March 18, 2021 - As the Covid-19 pandemic began spreading across our nation last year, its impact became the most deadly in our tribal communities. Tribal economies also collapsed as casinos were shut down ... Read more News 2020 Election: Nebraska voters approve casino gambling November 8, 2020 - Nebraska voters approved three ballot measures this week to allow casino gambling at the horse racing tracks in Nebraska. The votes averaged two to one in favor of the "Keep the Money in Nebraska" ... Read more News Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel named Best Overall Gaming Resort October 4, 2020 - Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel received several awards in the 2020 Best of Gaming Awards published by Casino Player Magazine. The Iowa casino hotel won first place ... Read more Headlines continued...

Iowa Minimum Gambling Age

Minimum gambling ages are 21 years old for casinos, 21 for poker, 18 for bingo, 21 for sports betting, 21 for horse racing, 21 for the lottery.


Iowa Indian Casinos Listed by County

Monoma County

17214 210th St
Onawa IA, 51040

Owned by the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska

Pottawattamie County

1031 Ave H
Carter Lake, IA 51510

Owned by the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska

Tama County

1500 330th Street
Sloan, Iowa 51055-8056
(800) 468-9466

Owned by the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska

Woodbury County

1504 305th Street
Tama, Iowa 52339-9697
(800) 728-4263
(800) 728-GAME
(641) 484-2108

Owned by the Sac & Fox Tribe of Mississippi in Iowa

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Iowa State-Licensed Casinos

Black Hawk County

Casino in Waterloo - Not Recommended

Clarke County

Lakeside Hotel Casino, Osceola, Iowa

Clinton County

Wild Rose Casino & Resort, Clinton, Iowa

Clayton County

Casino in Marquette - Not Recommended

Des Moines County

Catfish Bend Casino, Burlington, Iowa

Dubuque County

Diamond Jo Casino, Dubuque,Iowa

Q Casino, Dubuque,Iowa

Green County

Wild Rose Casino & Resort, Jefferson, Iowa

Lyon County

Grand Falls Casino Resort, Larchwood, Iowa

Palo Alto County

Wild Rose Casino & Resort, Emmetsburg, Iowa

Polk County

Pottawattamie County

Ameristar Casino Hotel, Council Bluffs, Iowa

Harrah's Council Bluffs, Council Bluffs, Iowa

Horseshoe Council Bluffs, Council Bluffs, Iowa

Scott County

Rhythm City Casino Resort, Davenport, Iowa

Bettendorf Casino - Not Recommended

Davenport 2nd Casino - Not Recommended

Washington County

Woodbury County

Argosy Casino, Sioux City, Iowa

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City, Sioux City, Iowa

Worth County

Diamond Jo Casino, Northwood, Iowa

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News WinnaVegas Casino reopens June 12th June 10, 2020 - WinnaVegas Casino Resort will reopen at 10 AM Friday June 12. This will be a phased-in reopening with the first phase limiting the casino operation to 50% of capacity. No smokeing, no table games, no poker, ... Read more News Winnevegas Casino hosts Last Bear Moon Powwow March 8, 2020 - The second annual Last Bear Moon Powwow was held Feb 23 at the Winnavegas Casino Resort. More than 2,000 singers and dancers from many tribes celebrated the ... Read more


News WinnaVegas wins "Best of Iowa" in readers survey November 28, 2019 - Readers of Casino Player magazine have vote WinnaVegas Casino Resort the Best in Iowa in 19 categories including "Where You Feel the Luckiest" and "Favorite Casino Resort to Vacation At." ... Read more News Prairie Flower Casino kept open by U.S. District Court August 16, 2019 - The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska won another court decision Tuesday against the city government of Council Bluffs amd the state governments of Iowa and Nebraska. In U.S. District Court ... Read more News Hard Rock Casino Sioux City prepares for sports betting June 10, 2019 - While the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission is finalizing rules to regulate sports betting, Hard rock Sioux City is preparing new space to accomodate their planned sportsbook ... Read more News Ponca Tribe wins federal support to keep Carter Lake casino open May 2, 2019 - In a court fight with Nebrask, Iowa and Council Bluffs the Ponca Tribe has received federal affirmation from the NIGC of its right to keep the Prairie Flower Casino open. ... Read more


News New Prairie Flower Casino opened Nov. 1 in Carter Lake November 1, 2018 - Ths a Tribe's new casino is 9,500 square feet and offers 200 electronic gaming machines. It is located 3 miles from downtown Omaha on the intersection of Ninth Street and Avenue H. ... Read more News Ponca Tribe prepares to build Carter Lake casino July 19, 2018 - The tribe is in the final process with the federal government to begin construction of a casino in Carter Lake north of Omaha. A ground-breaking ceremeony was held in June 2018. ... Read more


11.15.2017 Carter Lake Casino is approved by Federal NIGC 06.12.2017 Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City completes expansion


12.15.2016 16 IA Casinos Want Audit Reports Private 09.16.2016 Proposed Wild Rose Casino for Downtown Cedar Rapids 08.26.2016 WinnaVegas Casino Opens Non-Smoking Game Area

07.14.2016   Hard Rock Casino Expansion Project Approved
06.25.2016   Isle Casino Hotel is Open
06.06.2016   Rhythm City Casino Prepares to Move
06.04.2016   Expansion Planned for Sioux City Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
05.13.2016   Job Fair at New Rhythm Casino
04.22.2016   Tourists and Jobs for Isle of Capri and Rhythm City Casinos
04.19.2016   Rhythm City Casino Nears Completion


07.14.2015   Soft Opening for Wild Rose Casino
06.15.2015   Media Invited to Wild Rose Casino Preview
02.17.2015   Possible Two New Smoke Free Casinos in IA
02.05.2015   Proposed Archway Casino Denied


12.28.2014   Wild Rose Casino to Break Ground on New Hotel
12.08.2014   Mayor Announces Plan for Smoke-Free Cedar Rapids Casino
12.03.2014   Reflections of 25 Years of Iowa Gaming
12.02.2014   First Smoke-Free Casino in IA Gets Reaction
10.29.2014   Davenport Casino and River 80 Move Forward
10.09.2014   Argosy Riverboat Casino Sails to IL
10.07.2014   Residents Continue To Try For Cedar Crossing Casino
09.23.2014   Possible Delay in Argosy Riverboat Casino Removal
09.16.2014   Wild Rose Casino Releases Conceptual Images of Interior
09.07.2014   Hard Rock Hotel & Casino earns $7.2M in August
08.11.2014   Tama Voters Not Interested in Casino License
08.01.2014   Rhythm City Casino Breaking Ground on August 20
07.27.2014   Argosy Sioux City to Close Wednesday
07.24.2014   Jobs Wages and Revenues Down at Iowa Casinos
07.24.2014   Lawsuit Filed Over Cedar Crossing Casino
07.01.2014   Wild Rose Casino & Resort Set to Break Ground Next Week
05.29.2014   Hard Rock Casino Sioux City on schedule to Open This Summer
05.06.2014   Questions Arise Over Casino Donations
04.26.2014   Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City Prepares to Hire 500 People
04.20.2014   Proposed Cedar Crossing Casino Rejected
04.16.2014   Argosy Casino Voted to Close July 1
04.15.2014   Slot Machines to Be Installed at Hard Rock Casino Sioux City
04.02.2014   Cedar Rapids Shows Support For Cedar Crossing Casino
03.09.2014   Mayor Gluba Hopeful for Collaboration on Davenport Casino
03.06.2014   Proposed Linn County Casino faces Opposition
02.13.2014   Sioux City Non-profit files for 2nd gaming license for Argosy Casino


09.08.2013   Davenport City Leaders have a new Casino Proposal
09.03.2013   Cedar Crossing Casino Plans Unveiled
08.15.2013   Deny Argosy Casino License Denied
08.05.2013   Davenport Casino Location Debated
08.05.2013   Davenport Casino Developer to Meet with City Council
07.25.2013   New Davenport Casino Location Proposed
07.18.2013   Possible Change for Sioux City's Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
07.02.2013   Investors Apply for Cedar Rapids Casino License
06.29.2013   High Flood Water Causes Rhythm City Casino Closure
06.25.2013   Rhythm City Casino Replacement Plans are on Schedule
06.18.2013   Petition for Wild Rose Casino Denied
06.11.2013   Final Beam Ceremony held for Blackbird Bend Casino
06.06.2013   Cedar Rapids Casino Project Open to Developer Applications
06.06.2013   Pinnacle Entertainment Approved to Acquire Ameristar Casinos
05.08.2013   New Casino Plan Denied by Riverboat Development Authority
05.07.2013   Voters Go To The Poll Over Norwalk Casino
04.26.2013   Warren County Squares Off Over Casino Proposal
04.06.2013   Cedar Rapids Casino Increases Budget to $100 Million
03.28.2013   Warren County Casino Raises Concerns
03.05.2013   Gaming Referendum Approved by Linn County Voters
03.03.2013   Cedar Rapids casino Popular by Residents even with Possible Issues
02.04.2013   MRHD wants businesses to benefit from Casino Revenue
01.14.2013   Onawa Casino re-opens as Blackbird Bend


10.22.2012   Penn National Gaming to sue MHRD in Polk County Court
10.11.2012   Penn National Plans to Submit Casino Plans without MRHD
10.10.2012   Hard Rock Casino Sioux City wins support from local businesses
09.27.2012   Damaged CasinOmaha will reopen as Blackbird Bend Casino
08.24.2012   Possible Sioux City area Casino
06.26.2012   Locations for Sioux City land casinos discussed
03.09.2012   Casinos Contribute Almost 1 Billion to State Economy
01.31.2012   Possible New Hollywood Casino to be Built in Sioux City


04.26.2011   Grand Falls Casino Grand Opening Delayed
04.19.2011   Grand Falls Casino hosts Job Fair
03.30.2011   Naming Ceremony for Rivers Casino canceled for Des Plaines Residents
02.23.2011   New poll shows Smokefree Air Act has made Iowa Better
01.31.2011   New Casino Could Open in May
01.24.2011   Hopeful and Concerned remain Ohio Gaming Officials


11.12.2010   Casino Omaha will reopen Dec 15
08.04.2010   CasinOmaha to Re-Open Under New Management
07.02.2010   WinnaVegas Casino plans facelift
05.13.2010   Iowa board approves Grand Falls Casino in Lyon County
04.28.2010   Meskwakis oppose another casino in Tama County
04.12.2010   Flandreau Santee Sioux proposes casino near Sioux Falls
03.23.2010   4 new casinos proposed for Iowa


11.17.2009   $42 million casino proposed for Tama County
07.30.2009   New casino license decisions delayed to 2010
07.01.2009   Casino Omaha Closes Doors
06.08.2009   Iowa considers licensing more casinos

05.13.2009   Study: Ottumwa casino would hurt existing operations
04.09.2009   Mystique Casino Opens in Dubuque
03.16.2009   Herbst Gaming to seek bankruptcy protection
02.20.2009   'Mystique': Dubuque's newest casino


12.15.2008   Federal government asks judge to reconsider Ponca casino ruling
12.12.2008   New Diamond Jo Casino opens in Dubuque
12.01.2008   Federal Judge rejects plans for Carter Lake casino
12.01.2008   New Jumer's Casino & Hotel opens in rock Island
11.01.2008   Federal judge questions Carter Lake casino plan
09.17.2008   Federal judge says Nebraska and Iowa can team up against Carter Lake casino
08.25.2008   Iowa AG sues to block Carter Lake casino
08.11.2008   Ponca Tribe's 'Grand Plans' for Carter lake casino
07.29.2008   Proposed Lyon County Casino and Golf Resort
07.21.2008   Wild Rose Casino & Resort celebrates grand opening
06.23.2008   Mississippi Belle II closes down
06.08.2008   Iowa study may identify new casino markets
06.06.2008   Iowa will sue to stop Ponca Tribe's Carter Lake casino
05.30.2008   Lyon County new casino proposed
05.19.2008  Meskwaki to offer poker to gamblers under age 21
04.08.2008   Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel to sell alcohol
04.07.2008   Clinton's Wild Rose Casino to Open This Summer
03.10.2008   New Casino Licenses On Hold
02.12.2008   Groundbreaking for CasinOmaha Expansion
01.31.2008   Nebraska challenges Ponca's plans for Carter Lake casino
01.23.2008   Jumers Hotel and Casino Construction is on Schedule
01.21.2008   Newton Casino Plans Revealed
01.18.2008   Indian Casino considered near Omaha
01.11.2008   Iowa Commission will Consider Additional Casinos 3/6
01.10.2008   New Casino in Newton?
01.08.2008   Mississippi Belle II to Become Dinner Boat

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