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Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge Welcomes Matthew Shehadi as General Manager

Baton Rouge, La. – Oct. 26, 2022 – Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge, a thrilling riverboat casino docked on the Mississippi River at 1717 River Rd., has welcomed gaming and hospitality industry veteran Matthew Shehadi as general manager. Shehadi brings more than 20 years of experience in the industry to his new role at Hollywood Casino…

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Belle of Baton Rouge Welcomes Bruce D. Woods as General Manager

Baton Rouge, La. – Oct. 18, 2022 – Belle of Baton Rouge, situated along the Mississippi River at 103 France St., has announced the addition of gaming industry veteran Bruce D. Woods as General Manager. A longtime resident of Baton Rouge, Woods brings in-depth knowledge and his love for the city to his new role…

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The Queen Casino & Entertainment Expands Konami’s SYNKROS Casino Management System to Belle of Baton Rouge

Mississippi River casino switches to SYNKROS, ahead of $35 million expansion project Las Vegas, NV — Oct. 10, 2022   The Queen Casino & Entertainment, formerly CQ Holding Company, Inc., has announced the expansion of SYNKROS® to a third property in its multi-site portfolio, installing Konami Gaming, Inc.’s SYNKROS casino management system at the historic…

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Belle of Baton Rouge Introduces New Rewarding Benefits Program – CQ Rewards

Baton Rouge, La. – Oct. 6, 2022 – Belle of Baton Rouge, nestled along the Mississippi River at 103 France St., will soon offer memberships to CQ Rewards, introducing expanded benefits and rewards to players. The enhanced benefits program will be available to players and guests at Belle of Baton Rouge starting early October. The…

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Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge to Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Pink Ribbon Blackjack Table

Baton Rouge, Louisiana – Oct. 11, 2022 – Hollywood Casino, a thrilling riverboat casino docked on the Mississippi River at 1717 River Rd., will show its support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month by donating a percentage of the table winnings from the specialty Pink Ribbon Blackjack Table to Woman’s Hospital, a local nonprofit organization. From…

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CQ Holding Company Granted Permission to Move Belle of Baton Rouge to Land, Following Approval by Louisiana Gaming Control Board

Baton Rouge, La. – Sept. 19, 2022 – CQ Holding Company, which acquired Belle of Baton Rouge in May, has been granted permission by the Louisiana Gaming Control Board to move the historic property at 103 France St. on the Mississippi River to land. The board approved the request with a unanimous decision during a…

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Casino Queen Marquette Participates in Annual Adopt-A-Highway Roadside Cleanup

Marquette, Iowa – May 24, 2022 – Team members from Casino Queen Marquette, a picturesque riverboat casino located on the banks of the Mississippi River at 100 Anti Monopoly St., worked together to cleanup a portion of U.S. Route 18 on Tuesday, May 10. The company’s employees collected 40 bags of trash and debris during…

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DraftKings at Casino Queen Staff Volunteered to Clean Property and Surrounding Areas of the Community

East St. Louis, Ill. – May 12, 2022 – Team members at DraftKings at Casino Queen, located at 200 South Front St. along the Mississippi River, came together to collect approximately 50 bags of trash and debris outside of the property. As part of an initiative to keep Illinois clean and help protect the environment,…

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CQ Holding Company, Inc. Announces Completion of Belle of Baton Rouge Acquisition

East St. Louis, Ill. – May 5, 2022 – CQ Holding Company, Inc., today announced that it has completed its acquisition of the operations of Belle of Baton Rouge from Caesars Entertainment, Inc. The property joins CQ Holding Company, Inc.’s expanding gaming portfolio that includes DraftKings at Casino Queen in East St. Louis; Casino Queen…

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Bridgeway Brings Elevated American Classics to DraftKings at Casino Queen

East St. Louis, Ill. – April 19, 2022 – DraftKings at Casino Queen, located at 200 South Front St. along the Mississippi River, has unveiled Bridgeway, a contemporary new restaurant serving elevated American classics. Just steps from the casino floor, Bridgeway is now open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday. The spacious 3,200-square-foot restaurant spans a…

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Marshall Faulk Joins DraftKings at Casino Queen in Commemorating Official Grand Opening of DraftKings Sportsbook

East St. Louis, Ill. – March 30, 2022 – NFL Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk celebrated the unveiling of the new 6,000-square-foot state-of-the-art permanent retail DraftKings Sportsbook with a ribbon cutting ceremony at DraftKings at Casino Queen, located at 200 South Front St. along the Mississippi River. Faulk joined East St. Louis Mayor Robert Eastern…

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New DraftKings Retail Sportsbook Now Open at Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge

New Temporary Sportsbook Marks DraftKings’ Second Retail Sportsbook in Louisiana; Permanent State-of-the-Art Retail Sportsbook Expected to Be Unveiled in 2023 BOSTON and BATON ROUGE, LA. – (March 24, 2022) – CQ Holding Company, Inc. and DraftKings Inc. (Nasdaq: DKNG) today announced the opening of a temporary DraftKings Sportsbook location at Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge. This…

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DraftKings at Casino Queen to Celebrate Official Grand Opening of State-of-the-Art Retail DraftKings Sportsbook

East St. Louis, IL. – March 23, 2022 – After announcing their collaboration two years ago and opening a temporary retail sportsbook at DraftKings at Casino Queen, located at 200 South Front St. along the Mississippi River, DraftKings and CQ Holding Company, Inc. today announced that they will officially unveil a new 6,000-square-foot state-of-the-art permanent…

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DraftKings at Casino Queen Announces Marc VanderWeele as General Manager

East St. Louis, Ill. – Feb. 17, 2022 – DraftKings at Casino Queen, located at 200 South Front St. along the Mississippi River, has announced Marc VanderWeele as general manager. An industry veteran, VanderWeele has been a team member with the property, formerly known as Casino Queen, since its opening in 1993. “Marc has been…

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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…

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Casino Queen Marquette Donates More Than 140 Pounds of Food to Clayton County Food Shelf

Marquette, Iowa – Jan. 20, 2022 – Casino Queen Marquette, a picturesque riverboat casino located on the banks of the Mississippi River at 100 Anti Monopoly St., recently donated more than 140 pounds of food and hundreds of dollars in direct funds to Clayton County Food Shelf. Situated in Clayton County, Casino Queen takes an…

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CQ Holding Company, Inc. Announces Completion of Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge Acquisition

East St. Louis, Illinois – Dec. 20, 2021 – CQ Holding Company, Inc., today announced that it has completed its acquisition of the operations of Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge from Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc.  The property joins CQ Holding Company, Inc.’s expanding gaming portfolio that includes DraftKings at Casino Queen in East St. Louis…

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CQ Holding Revamps Rewards Program at Casino Queen Properties

CQ Holding has detailed a revamped rewards program that aims to deliver an enhanced player experience at East St Louis’ DraftKings at Casino Queen as well as the Casino Queen Marquette in Marquette, Iowa. This has been achieved via the introduction of CQ Rewards, an expanded gaming and retail rewards program that looks to heighten…

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Casino Queen Holding Selects Konami’s SYNKROS Casino Management System for DraftKings at Casino Queen and Casino Queen Marquette

Mississippi River casinos lead with the latest systems technology from SYNKROS Las Vegas – July 27, 2021 – Casino Queen Holding, Inc. and Konami Gaming, Inc. will soon introduce SYNKROS® to power casino systems technology at DraftKings at Casino Queen in St. Louis and Casino Queen Marquette in Marquette, Iowa. Both casino destinations will launch…

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CQ Holding Company, Inc. Launches Rewarding New Benefits Program – CQ Rewards

East St. Louis, Illinois – Oct. 5, 2021 – CQ Holding Company, Inc. has introduced CQ Rewards, an expanded and comprehensive gaming and retail rewards program, that enhances player experiences at slots, gaming tables, restaurants and more. CQ Rewards is now available at DraftKings at Casino Queen in East St. Louis and Casino Queen Marquette…