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Iowa casino set to open Thursday

8 December 2008

DUBUQUE, Iowa -- As reported by the Telegraph Herald: "In the midst of an office buzzing with activity, Todd Moyer took a moment Thursday to direct the ordering of some new staff shirts.

"They should be in by early this week, instructed Moyer, the general manager of the Diamond Jo Casino.

"Of late, Moyer's days -- and often nights -- are filled with such details as the final hours wind down before the opening of the new $84.1 million Diamond Jo Casino.

"The 188,000-square-foot entertainment complex at the Port of Dubuque is set to open Thursday. It includes a casino with more than 900 slot machines, a 30-lane bowling center with two party rooms, three restaurants, three bars, broadcast center and 5,000 square feet in meeting and banquet space.

"...The general manager and other project leaders have emphasized throughout the development process that the complex includes a lot more than a collection of slot machines. It is filled to the brim with entertainment venues, from a sports bar and grill to a theater with the capacity to hold 800. Entertainers like pop and country star Jewel, Collective Soul, Darius Rucker, the Doobie Brothers and Cheap Trick are slated for upcoming performances..."

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