The new $110 million Rhythm City Casino Resort opens its doors in Iowa today complete with a full-service Aveda spa and a plethora of shopping and dining options while its 33,800 sq ft gaming floor features a selection of some 800 slot machines as well as 30 table games.
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 additionally has a 106-room hotel alongside a 1,500-seat events center while patrons can enjoy its range of games in designated smoking and non-smoking areas.
According to reports from The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus newspapers, the opening day will feature free entertainment encompassing musical entertainers The Hotrods followed by Bob Dorr while attendees will also be able to enjoy a meal in the casino’s Farmer’s Pick Buffet, Keller’s American Grill Restaurant and Keller’s Express food venues.
“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.
“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 Quad-City Times. “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.”
The new Rhythm City Casino Resort comes complete with a design scheme that is rich in blues, grays and silvers while it further pays tribute to its previous incarnation at a downtown boat location by 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.”