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New Iowa casino opens tonight12 December 2008
DUBUQUE, Iowa -- As reported by The Des Moines Register: "Thousands of guests are expected at 9 p.m. today when the Dubuque Diamond Jo Casino opens its new $84 million gambling complex at the Port of Dubuque on the Mississippi River.
"An invitation-only ribbon-cutting is planned at 6 p.m. for 1,500 guests with an appearance at 8:30 p.m. by the rock group Cheap Trick.
"The land-based Dubuque casino is owned by Peninsula Gaming. The 188,000-square-foot facility includes five restaurants, three bars, a night club/concert venue, and a 30-lane bowling center. The casino has over 900 slot machines, a poker room and 17 table games..."