Construction on Iowa Quad Cities Land-Based Casinos on Schedule
Construction on the two new land-based casinos in Iowa’s Quad Cities – Davenport and Bettendorf – is advancing and officials of the two venues revealed that they will probably open doors on schedule.
Davenport’s Rhythm City Casino and Bettendorf’s Isle of Capri Casino have been operating on riverboat facilities for more than 25 years. Now, they are expected to transfer their operations to land-based venues by May 2016.
Developers of the two projects are to spend the total amount of $170 million. The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission has welcomed the proposed change, saying that the new land-based casinos would offer Iowa’s two Quad Cities something that has not been offered before. And this is expected to result in more revenue being generated for the two gambling venues and subsequently for the whole state.
Construction works on Rhythm City Casino in Davenport started on June 4. Despite the delay caused by inclement weather, workers are expected to complete the hotel part of the $110-million project by November 1.
The six-story hotel will be connected to a one-story dining and entertainment complex by means of a grand hall. The complex itself will feature a casino, an event center, and a buffet restaurant. Casino officials have previously pointed out that the casino portion of the project is to be completed by December. จีคลับคาสิโน
The construction of Rhythm City Casino has already created 200 temporary jobs. And this number is expected to increase considerably in January and February, as workers from concrete, plumbing, electric, and other local shops are to start working on the project.
The whole Rhythm City Casino complex will spread over 320,000 square feet of land and is expected to have its official opening on May 19, 2016.
As for Bettendorf’s Isle of Capri Casino, construction commenced on May 13. Workers will fill in and connect the space between the existing north and south hotel towers that are part of the casino resort. Currently, those feature 514 hotel rooms. Upon completion, the complex will also have a common lobby area. The facility is expected to be enclosed before winter.
A few months ago, Isle of Capri had 251 rooms in the south tower renovated so that they complement the ones in the north tower. Developers spent $8.5 million on that particular project.
The single-story casino will spread over 35,000 square feet and will have 975 slot machines. The complex will also feature two restaurants as well as a bar. The whole project will cost Isle of Capri developers the total amount of $60 million.