The State Racing and Gaming Commission Thursday approved an agreement to allow table games at Dubuque Greyhound Park and the Bluffs Run Casino in Council Bluffs. Dubuque Greyhound Park manager Bruce Wentworth says gambling law required them to make a deal with the Diamond Jo Riverboat Casino. He says the agreement lets his facility have table games and allows the Diamond Jo to convert from a cruising boat to a barge. Wentworth says his casino needed the table games to keep up with the other casinos in the state. He says they’re looking at about 20 table games and should have them up and running by June 1st of next year. The addition of table games in Dubuque goes along with the overhaul of the casino. The new casino opened a couple of weeks ago. He says they set attendance and revenue records in the first week. He says it’s a 30-thousand square foot casino with one thousand slot machines. The addition of table games to Bluffs Run in Council Bluffs is also part of an expansion plan. General manager Gaye Gullo says she’s pleased with the work on the 85-million dollar project. She says, “Things are on time, on budget, I’m very happy to say. She says they’re looking for an opening date of April 1st of next year. Gullo says they expect the addition of table games to increase the number of people drawn to the western Iowa casino.
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