Casino Queen Marquette Welcomes Sean Bateman as General Manager

Marquette, Iowa – Jan. 24, 2022 – Casino Queen Marquette, a picturesque riverboat casino located on the banks of the Mississippi River at 100 Anti Monopoly St., has announced the addition of hospitality and gaming industry veteran Sean Bateman as general manager.

In his new role, Bateman oversees day-to-day and casino operations of the lively riverboat casino. His responsibilities include providing leadership and guidance to department directors and team members to be successful in delivering exceptional service to guests, among other duties.

“Sean brings a depth of knowledge about the casino industry and a passion for teambuilding to this integral role,” says Terry Downey, President and CEO of CQ Holding Company, Inc. “We are confident that his fresh perspective will take the Casino Queen Marquette guest experience and casino operations to new heights.”

Bateman started his career in the hospitality and gaming industries as cage and casino manager at The President in 1991, later joining Jumer’s Casino and Hotel where he worked his way from cage manager to general manager. Bateman established his expertise in the hospitality and entertainment industries, serving as the director of operations at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, World Golf Hall of Fame and Museum, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and VTrips.  He served as food and beverage manager at San Jose Country Club before becoming a part of the Casino Queen Marquette team.

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About Casino Queen Marquette, Inc.

A picturesque riverboat casino on the banks of the Mississippi River, Casino Queen Marquette, Inc.’s thrilling casino spans three decks and is situated on a 31-acre site with stunning scenic bluff views at 100 Anti Monopoly St. The 17,000-square-foot casino features more than 400 machines and two blackjack tables, with several tables offering electronic blackjack, roulette and craps games. Casino Queen’s restaurants span casual with Deli & Chips and Market Street Buffet, a classic buffet experience elevated with fresh local ingredients and seasonal produce; to made-from-scratch baked goods at Market Street Baking Company and signature fried chicken and sides at Market Street Home-Style Chicken. More information is available at or by calling 563-873-3531. Casino Queen is on social media at Facebook at @Casino-Queen-Marquette and Twitter at @CasinoQueenMQ.

About CQ Holding Company, Inc.

Located across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, DraftKings at Casino Queen, formerly known as Casino Queen, was CQ Holding Company, Inc.’s entry into gaming and has been welcoming visitors since 1993. The company expanded into Marquette, Iowa, in 2017 adding Casino Queen Marquette, Inc. In 2021, CQ Holding Company, Inc. entered into Louisiana with the completed acquisition of Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge from Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. and received approval to acquire the historic Belle of Baton Rouge from Caesars Entertainment. In the same year, CQ Holding Company also announced a combination with Fairmount Park Racetrack to bring casino gaming to the historic Thoroughbred track in Collinsville, Illinois.


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