The Queen Casino & Entertainment Granted Permission to Move Casino Queen Marquette to Land, Following Approval by Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission
Marquette, Iowa – Jan. 26, 2023 – The Queen Casino & Entertainment, which acquired Casino Queen Marquette in 2017, has been granted permission by the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission to move the picturesque riverboat casino located at 100 Anti Monopoly St. along the banks of the Mississippi River to land. The commission approved the request during a hearing on Thursday, Jan. 26.
“We’re pleased with the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission’s decision to approve Casino Queen Marquette’s landside move,” said Terry Downey, president and CEO of The Queen Casino & Entertainment. “Iowa was the first state to recognize riverboat casino gambling, and we plan to honor that history by continuing to provide best-in-class gaming and entertainment at Casino Queen Marquette. The landside move and planned expansion will allow us to provide exciting amenities for our players, the community and tourists visiting this beautiful area.”
The decision will set The Queen Casino & Entertainment’s plan in motion to move the 17,000-square-foot gambling floor ashore, including more than 400 slot machines, two blackjack tables and several other table games. As part of the remodel, the property will add 12,000 square feet to the current dockside building; an enhanced single-level gaming floor easily accessible from the main entrance with the latest in gaming technology; new dining outposts, including a dedicated sports bar; and more.
More information about Casino Queen Marquette is on the website at www.casinoqueenmarquette.com. More information about The Queen Casino & Entertainment is available on the website at www.thequeengaming.com.
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, a casual walk-up restaurant; Market Street Buffet, a classic buffet experience elevated with fresh local ingredients and seasonal produce; and signature fried chicken and sides at Market Street Home-Style Chicken. More information is available at www.casinoqueenmarquette.com or by calling 563-873-3531. Casino Queen is on social media at Facebook at @Casino-Queen-Marquette and Twitter at @CasinoQueenMQ.
About The Queen Casino & Entertainment
The Queen Casino & Entertainment’s entry into gaming began with DraftKings at Casino Queen. Formerly known as Casino Queen, the property is located across the Mississippi River from St. Louis and has been welcoming visitors since 1993. The company expanded into Marquette, Iowa in 2017, adding Casino Queen Marquette. The Queen Casino & Entertainment expanded into Louisiana with the completed acquisition of Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge from Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. in 2021 and the acquisition of the historic Belle of Baton Rouge from Caesars Entertainment in 2022. A thriving regional gaming company, The Queen Casino & Entertainment is owned by Standard General L.P. More information about The Queen Casino & Entertainment is available on the website at www.thequeengaming.com.
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