DraftKings at Casino Queen to Celebrate 30th Anniversary Throughout June
East St. Louis, Illinois – May 30, 2023 – DraftKings at Casino Queen, at 200 Front St. along the Mississippi River, will celebrate its 30th anniversary throughout the month of June. The dynamic property, which recently unveiled a massive renovation, including the addition of a state-of-the-art sportsbook through a partnership with sports wagering leader, DraftKings, originally opened on June 23, 1993.
“This property has been a social hub for the St. Louis community for more than 30 years; and in that time has transformed from a small riverboat casino to what is now a vibrant entertainment destination,” said Marc VanderWeele, general manager of DraftKings at Casino Queen and a team member since opening day in 1993. “”We look forward to hosting our friends, neighbors and visitors for years to come.”
DraftKings at Casino Queen will officially honor its anniversary on Friday, June 23, with $1 bottles of Bud Light at QBAR, located on the casino floor. Starting at 10 a.m., CQ Rewards members will receive commemorative 30th anniversary CQ Rewards cards and bungees, while supplies last. Beginning at 10 a.m., players may swipe their CQ Rewards card at a promotion kiosk to claim a free cupcake from the Player’s Club. From 4 to 7 p.m., 30 guests actively playing with a CQ Rewards card may win up to $100 in Royal Free Play every half hour.
A specialty cocktail and featured entrée have also been created to honor the anniversary month. The 1993, served at QBAR for $2 every Thursday throughout June, is made with Razzmatazz liqueur, vodka and Sprite. Bridgeway, DraftKings at Casino Queen’s contemporary full-service restaurant, will offer a specialty entrée: a 10-ounce prime rib served with a baked potato. The meal will be available beginning at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays in June, priced at $30. Guests will also enjoy $5 all-beef hot dogs and $2 bags of Lays potato chips, will be available from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays in the casino promenade.
CQ Rewards members can enjoy a variety of gaming promotions throughout June. A selection of birthday party gifts will be available on Wednesdays throughout the month, including heavy-duty outdoor string lights; Gibson Home Jewelite five-piece drinkware set; LED fan speaker with FM radio and carrying handle; and a Mason Craft & More three-quart slow cooker.
DraftKings at Casino Queen will offer special pricing for hotel rooms with a flash sale, available in June, only. Starting at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, June 1, 30 rooms will be available for $30 for stays on Friday, June 23. Beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, June 1, guests who book a hotel room for a Friday night on dates between Friday, June 23 and Saturday, July 22 may stay Saturday night for an additional $30. From June through September, guests who book hotel reservations for stays Thursday, Oct. 5 through Friday, Dec. 29 will receive 30% off their stay.
With humble beginnings as a riverboat, DraftKings at Casino Queen took its maiden voyage down the Mississippi River on June 23, 1993. The 157-room Casino Queen hotel was completed in January 2000, followed by the casino’s move the land in August 2007. After announcing their collaboration in 2020, DraftKings and The Queen Casino & Entertainment, Inc. unveiled a 6,000-square-foot state-of-the-art retail sportsbook in March 2022. Completing the final stages of the remodel, DraftKings at Casino Queen unveiled an exciting lineup of restaurant offerings beginning with Bridgeway in April 2022, followed by three quick-service casual dining outlets – That Chickn’ Place, Three Woks and Front Street Coffee Co. in January 2023.
For more information and to book reservations, visit the website at www.esl.casinoqueen.wpengine.com.
About DraftKings at Queen
DraftKings at Casino Queen is a vibrant casino and hotel nestled along the Mississippi River at 200 Front St., located just minutes from Downtown St. Louis with stunning views of The Gateway Arch and St. Louis skyline. In addition to its 38,000-square-foot casino with 980 gaming machines and 27 table games, DraftKings at Casino Queen offers a premier sports betting and viewing experience. The DraftKings at Casino Queen Sportsbook features a 60-foot video wall, dozens of high-definition televisions, a VIP area, more than 30 betting kiosks and a menu complete with elevated game day-inspired dishes and drinks. In addition to comfortable guest rooms, DraftKings at Casino offers a picturesque RV park, plus amenities such as event and meeting spaces, a pool and free parking. DraftKings at Casino Queen dining options span casual with three exciting quick-service casual dining outlets – That Chickn’ Place, Three Woks and Front Street Coffee Co. – to an elevated sit-down dining experience at Bridgeway, which serves gourmet takes on American classics. Formerly known as Casino Queen and welcoming visitors since 1993, the property partnered with DraftKings to provide a premier sports betting experience in Illinois. More information is available at www.esl.casinoqueen.wpengine.com or by calling 618-874-5000. DraftKings at Casino Queen is on social media at Facebook and Instagram at @DraftKingsatCasinoQueen and on Twitter at @DKatCQ.
About The Queen Casino & Entertainment, Inc.
The Queen Casino & Entertainment Inc.’s expanding gaming portfolio includes DraftKings at Casino Queen in East St. Louis, Illinois; Casino Queen Marquette in Marquette, Iowa; and Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge and Belle of Baton Rouge in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 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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