Wild Rose Jefferson Casino quietly opened their doors on July 13th, more than two weeks ahead of their announced official opening date. The annoucement may have been hushed but the response wasn’t. Over 500 people came out to see the new casino resort located about 65 miles from Des Moines, Iowa.

Although today marks the official opening. Grand opening festivities, including two sold out concerts by Kenny Rogers, will occur over three days starting Friday August 7th.

The Cobblestone Hotel & Suites is scheduled to open today according to casino staff. We were not able to confirm that with Cobblestone as we were directed to corporate voice mail. Facebook posting by the casino indicated the Coach’s Corner sports bar will be ready today, but we were unable to confirm that with staff.

Wild Rose Casinos are located in Clinton, Emmetsburg, and now Jefferson, Iowa. Corporate offices are located in Des Moines.