Casino to be Built in Clinton

Published February 14, 2007 by OCR Editor

Casino to be Built in Clinton

The construction of a land based casino is traditionally a major boost to the local market at the site it is built at. One does not need to go as far as Las Vegas to see what the casinos there have done for the city and the entire region.

Other examples of land based casinos across the United States serve as apt examples as well. Next to enjoy such an opportunity, create more jobs and draw loads of tourists is Clinton, Iowa. A deal reached by a Des Moines company will have the investor buy a large 28 acre land and build a $30 million land based casino, surrounded by a shopping area and dining options.

The company, Wild Rose Entertainment, runs a riverboat gambling operation. This new land based operation will replace this operation with a bigger, greater one. it has been gaining experience and knowledge of the area and its gambling potential over the past year, since it bought into the riverboat gambling market. Working with it on the next project is a local Clinton based group that has owned the land before selling it to Wild Rose. The local group will aim to bring about 40 businesses to the area that will surround it, thus creating a large entertainment strip.

It is currently a cold winter in eastern Iowa, but plans are cooking up and construction will begin as soon as winter is over. They're just itching to get going, but the weather isn't being very cooperative, said a representative of the local Clinton group. The new venue will not only create a much larger and newer gambling facility, with 650 slot machine games, 20 table games and a 60 room hotel, but it will also clear the riverfront for new development to come as well. No wonder it has won the approval of the mayor of the Clinton.

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