A casino in Iowa that has been open for over 30 years has launched a multi-year expansion and remodeling project. For the casino, this is the first substantial renovation in almost 17 years.
The casino, which first opened in 1995, has received preliminary official clearance for an expansion, while final approval from the city is still pending. By 2025, the project should be finished. Now, let’s get down to brass tacks.
Revamping Gambling Halls in Eastern Iowa
The Q Casino in Dubuque issued a press statement on the $75-80 million project on Wednesday morning. According to the press release, this is an essential part of the city’s master plan for the reconstruction of Schmitt Island, on which the Q Casino sits.
There will be five distinct construction phases at the property, which first opened in 1985 as Dubuque Greyhound Park. In 1995, it was renamed Dubuque Greyhound Park and Casino, and in the early spring of 2005, a $33 million refurbishment and expansion was finished. The facility went under the name Mystique Casino from 2009 until early 2017 when it was rebranded as Q Casino.
The specialists at online casinos say that the first step in the new extension and refurbishment would be to redesign the current casino floor in the top grandstanding structure and connect it to the old grandstand at Dubuque Greyhound Park. A temporary casino may be set up there.