in the Mid West of the United States and bordered
by the six states of Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri,
Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin, the state
of Iowa is the home to almost three million
Iowans who seemingly love gambling.
As you would imagine, most of Iowa’s income
comes through farming, although there are some
fairly widespread industries in the state, as
well as a national center serving the insurance
Gambling in Iowa has become increasingly popular
over the last twenty five years or more. In
fact, Iowa has a claim to fame as being the
state that was the first to legalize river boat
gambling in the late nineteen eighties.
There are around ten floating casinos sailing
along the Missouri River at any time, many of
them out of large hotel complexes that have
been built along the river bank
For a fairly small state Iowa is pretty hot
in Casino action, with twenty gambling casinos
to choose from for your gaming action.
Council Bluffs is very much at the center of
gambling activity in Iowa with a total of four
casinos operating around the clock, seven days
a week. Situated on the east bank of the
Missouri River, Council Bluffs is where you
will find the four largest land based casinos
The daddy of them all is the romantic sounding
Horseshoe Casino, with more than 60 tables to
choose from. On top of that there are near to
2,000 slots to try your gambling luck at.
Close by is the Ameristar Casino which offers
also on land hotel facilities as well as
a choice of restaurants and bars to wine and
dine before embarking on a casino cruise.
There floating casinos moves along the Missouri
River whilst you can be testing you luck, either
on the green baize or at one of 1500 plus slots.
There are another two large casino hotels in
Council Bluffs, and more than enough space and
choice for everyone to enjoy their gambling
For those who like to take a spin at the race
track, then in Iowa you can literally do so!
At the famous Racine’s horse racing track
you can try your luck at the spin the
roulette wheel between races. One of the few
casino/race tracks combinations in the World.
Iowa is a friendly state, with friendly people,
who work the soil and know the meaning of hospitality.
If you find yourself there, you will be assured
of a warm welcome.