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Iowa Opens New Casino Quietly
- July 21, 2015 By Samantha A. -
Jefferson Iowa opened a new casino The Wild Rose Casino to the public for the first time on Tuesday ahead of the planned scheduled opening.
The original grand opening date was to start on August 7th, which would have lasted 3 days.
Part of the casino’s grand opening event Kenny Rogers will be performing on August 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Greene Room Event Center. There will also be a second show on August 8th at 7:30pm. You are able to purchase tickets on the Wild Rose Website. These tickets start at 41.50 a ticket.
The 18,000 square foot casino is to be found along Highway 30 in Jefferson Iowa. The Wild Rose casino has many entertainment options available with their 14 table games and 536 slot machines. This opening also brings with it 250 new jobs to the area.
One of the casinos patrons states that ” A friend called this morning and he said the casino’s open. How did we not know that? So, here we are,” said Jerilynn Denman of Jefferson.
One of the casino officials stated that regardless of not letting the public know the about the soft opening, they had 550 patrons show up.
The general manager of The Wild Rose stated that they already had a couple of jackpots won. “Small town friendly, big city wild.”
Keith Campbell of Boone a patron of the casino stated that he and his company had business over in the area so they thought they would just stop in and check out what was going on. Well, it paid off for him – it paid for his gas money to get back home.
Clientele state that they do not mind another casino in Iowa. They think it is necessary if they want to gamble. The closes other casino is at least 60 miles away. Now there is another source of entertainment, another place to eat, as well as another place to have cocktails, states another patron.
The casino will be open from 8 a.m. to midnight now through July 30 before the regular hours of 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. during the weekend and open 24 hours a day on weekends kick in.