For those who haven’t spent a lot of time in a great Heartland state of Iowa, you might not know how progressive this little state is located in the center of our country. Iowa is the first country in this country to legalize Riverboat casinos in 1989. Immediately after many Riverboat casinos appeared along the Iowa Bank in Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. Riverboat gambling was revived and developed in Iowa.
It was around that time that the original American tribe casino was also opened in Iowa. Iowa further developed by allowing land-based casinos in the mid-2000s. Since then river boats have begun to decrease because the new modern and expansive land-based casinos are being built. This land based casino is quite good and provides a shades like Vegas from a casino without striking lights. Riverboats does have a certain charm for them and definitely deserve.
Iowa has twenty casinos spread throughout the state. Many are still lined up on the Missouri river and Mississippi and others located in the middle of the country. From the casino on the cliff board along the Missouri River, to the Des Moines area, and the casino along the Mississippi River at Quad Cities and Dubuque, of course there was a casino along the Iowa stretch. Not all, but most casinos along the river are river boats. There are still six river casinos in Iowa. That number will begin to decrease because this casino builds a new one to replace expensive maintenance of river boats.
Sioux City, Iowa might be the next area to build a new land-based casino and retirement of their river boats. If you see a map of Iowa, this casino is spread to cover the entire country without having to step too far without running into one. Most casinos offer more than just gambling. Eats and hotels are adjacent to most casinos or nearby. Some provide live concerts and most land-based casinos offer resort style settings with golf and spa.
Some offer racing directly too. Bluffs Run Greyhound Park is located in Casino Horseshoe in Council Bluffs and The Mystique Casino Racetrack also offers greyhound racing. Prairie Meadows Casino in Altoona, right outside Des Moines, offers racing breeds. I know that if you have never visited Iowa casino, it might be difficult to believe that they can offer so much. They can and do it. They are far more than termination along the way, they have become a goal. Check and give them a visit sometime. You will not be disappointed.