In Iowa, the new $110 million Rhythm City Casino Resort is due to open for business on Thursday following a little less than a year of construction that provided some 1,000 jobs.

Located in the city of Davenport near the junction of Interstate 74 with Interstate 80, the new Las Vegas-inspired casino from operator RC Casino offers 106 rooms, a 1,500-seat events center and a full-service Aveda spa alongside a plethora of shopping and dining options.

“In a little less than a year, we’ve turned a cornfield into a beautiful facility,” Mo Hyder, General Manager for Rhythm City Casino Resort, told the Quad-City Times newspaper. “This facility, combined with the outstanding customer service team we have in place, will make this the best casino experience along the Mississippi River.”

Memphis-based RC Casino purchased the area’s riverboat casino license from former operator Isle Of Capri Casinos in February of 2014 and immediately announced plans to move the operation onshore. The new six-story entertainment complex hosted a jobs fair earlier this month and will now offer 800 slot machines as well as 30 table games on a 33,800 sq ft gaming floor with designated non-smoking and smoking areas.

“It’s unlike anything else in the Quad-Cities [and] we’re really proud of it,” Dan Kehl, Chief Executive Officer for RC Casino, told the newspaper. “We want to thank the contractors and employees who have worked so hard to bring this in on time and on schedule. And we want to thank the families of both who have sacrificed a lot of their time with their loved ones while they’ve been working.”

In an effort to pay homage to its previous incarnation at a downtown boat location, the new Rhythm City Casino Resort comes complete with a design scheme that is rich in blues, grays and silvers while featuring a number of wave patterns across its walls and carpets.

“Not only is this move economically advantageous, it allowed us to address issues that we couldn’t address being on the river,” Hyder told the newspaper. “It allowed us to build an entertainment venue with a multitude of amenities.”

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