There are a number casinos located in the state, the biggest number being on anchored barges. The largest of the Iowa gambling halls is the Meswaki Bingo Casino Hotel, an American Indian casino in Tama, with 127,669 square feet of casino area, 1,500 slots, thirty table games, such as chemin de fer, craps, roulette, and baccarat, and several styles of poker; also 3 dining rooms, daily entertainment, and betting instructions. One more substantial American Indian gambling hall is the Winna Vegas, with 45,000 sq.ft., 668 one armed bandits, and fourteen table games. Also, the Ameristar Casino Hotel in Council Bluffs never closes, with 38,500 square feet, 1,589 slot machines, 36 table games, and four dining rooms. There are several other dominant Iowa casinos, which includes Harrah’s Council Bluffs, with 28,250 square feet, 1,212 slot machines, and 39 table games.

A tinier Iowa gambling hall is the Diamond Jo, a river boat casino in Dubuque, with 17,813 square feet, 776 slots, and 19 table games. The Catfish Bend Riverboat, in Fort Madison, with 13,000 square feet, 535 one armed bandits, and 14 table games. Another Iowa river based gambling den, The Isle of Capri, is available all day and night, with 24,939 sq.ft., 1,100 slots, and 24 table games. The Mississippi Belle II, a 10,577 sq.ft. water based gambling hall in Clinton, has 506 one armed bandits, 14 table games, live shows, and Thursday blackjack matches.

Iowa casinos provide an excellent amount of tax income to the commonwealth of Iowa, which has allowed the funding of a good many state wide activities. Vacationers have gotten bigger at an accelerated rate along with the demand for companies and a growth in jobs. Iowa casinos have been helpful to the advancement of the economy, and the excitement for gambling in Iowa is across the board.