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Jumer's Casino Rock Island approved

25 July 2007

ILLINOIS -- As reported by the Quad City Times: "With the opening of new casinos in Riverside and Waterloo, Iowa, and expansion of the Isle of Capri in Bettendorf, Ron Wicks said he was glad Jumer's Casino Rock Island was able to get a look at its competition before showing its hand.

"Hours after the Illinois Gaming Board gave its unanimous approval Monday to a new $151 million gaming complex at Interstate 280 and Illinois 92, Jumer's president said his company's only casino will go from one of the smallest in the region to one of the largest and one of the best in the next 18 months.

"...Customers will have an easy time getting into and out of the complex via new road construction at the site, Wicks said. Once inside, they will have wider variety of gaming opportunities, choices of at least four restaurants and an events center that will be available for entertainment, meetings and small conventions.

"...The new Jumer's complex will stack up favorably against new destination casinos recently opened in Riverside and Waterloo, Renk said. The main reason is that Jumer's will be just a few minutes' drive from the heart of the Quad-Cities..."

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