“The President” Riverboat Casino in Davenport is adding two-hundred-75 slotmachines — a move managers say is necessary to remain competitive in theQuad Cities gambling market. The operators of “The President” got the go-ahead yesterday from Iowa gamingregulators. Most of the new machines will be nickle slots. Once theexpansion’s completed, “The President” will have 12-hundred slot machines –the same as on the “Lady Luck” in Bettendorf. The “Lady Luck” recentlyexpanded and officials with “The President” say the “Lady Luck” is seeingmore business as a result, while revenues on “The President” are flat. It’sexpected the “Casino Rock Island” on the Illinois side of the Quad Citieswill expand to 12-hundred slot machines in the wake of approval of dock-sidegambling in that state.
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