The Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc owns fourteen casino properties that are spread across Iowa, Colorado, Florida, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Missouri and Louisiana. The casinos operate under the Lady Luck or Isle brands. The company recently announced that its Isle Casino Hotel Bettendorf in Iowa is near completion and will be open to the public on June 24, 2016.
The Bettendorf casino is located downtown off the I-74 bridge and cost the company $60 million to develop after they decided to move the casino from the riverboat and turn it into a land based facility. The casino has shifted around a dozen employees who started their careers in gaming at the riverboat venue to the new Bettendorf casino so that they can be a part of the new facility.
In a statement, Eric Hausler, chief executive officer for Isle casinos said “Our fully integrated land-based facility will provide our gaming, convention and leisure guests with an outstanding upgrade to their experience including a state-of-the art casino floor with approximately 1,000 machines and 20 tables, three new restaurants, a consolidated single hotel check-in and grand new entrance and valet drop-off all centrally located between our two hotel towers.”
The casino has planned a number of special events for the grand opening on June 24 and will continue these special promotions during its first week. One of those events is a River to Rock concert that will see Big Noise and Wynonna performing on July 1.
The Bettendorf casino has a 35,000 square foot gaming facility that will be home to 20 table games, close to 1,000 slot machines and remain open 24 hours a day. The gaming floor will also have a VIP area and the Lone Wolf Bar. The property will be home to three restaurants, which are the Farmer’s Pick Buffet, Keller’s Express and Keller’s American Grill Restaurant.
The Isle Casino Hotel Bettendorf hosts around 500 events on an annual basis and will benefit from its new Quad Cities Waterfront Convention Center that spans over 40,000 square feet. The hotel has also renovated its South Tower and now has more than 500 hotel rooms. The Isle believes that this new facility will help provide Iowa with great gaming and a state of the art convention center.
More information about the casino opening and a list of special events can be found at http://www.thebiglittlemove.com