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Diamond Jo Casino, Northwood

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#9 of 14 in Casinos in Iowa
The Diamond Jo Casino – Worth is a casino and entertainment complex in Worth County, Iowa, near Northwood. The casino is owned and operated by Boyd Gaming, which also owns the Diamond Jo Casino in Dubuque, Iowa. It is a member of the Iowa Gaming Association, and its license is held by the Worth County Development Authority. The property opened on April 6, 2006, with a grand opening celebration on April 18, 2006.The Diamond Jo is located off of I-35 at Exit 214, just south of the Minnesota border. The casino, along with the nearby Top of Iowa Welcome Center are quickly creating a rapidly growing and developing area just off Exit 214. A new Holiday Inn Express hotel broke ground in summer 2010 and opened in 2011.GamingThe Diamond Jo offers 965 slot machines, including traditional slot machines, video slots, video poker and keno. There are a total of 22 table games, plus a poker room with 7 tables.Entertainment The Event Center The Big Wheel BarRestaurants The Woodfire Grille The Kitchen BuffetPheasant LinksDiamond Jo Casino – Worth and Peninsula Gaming envisioned an outdoor haven where a select number of sports enthusiasts could hunt for waterfowl and upland birds, shoot sporting clays and play golf on a challenging course - all in one location. After careful consideration, 440 acres of pristine, natural woodlands in southern Minnesota were selected. Abundant with verdant marshlands and lush landscapes, this site is also home to a private lodge.
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  • Really liked the casino, but it was really smoky. I wonder why this type of atmosphere still exists in this day. It seems like the smokers are even more rude knowing that they can blow smoke where eve...  more »
  • We visited on a Sunday late morning/early afternoon. We were on our way back to the twin cities and decided to check it out. The staff was awesome. I've been to Las Vegas countless times and never exp...  more »
  • This was my first time at this casino, I obtained a players card. You have to play approximately $10 in the slot machines to qualify for the perks. My perk for a free buffet meal. Then you have to cas...  more »
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  • I walked into the Casino on 12/4 @ 9:45pm, looked at some of the Blackjack tables. I asked if I could sit-down at one of the tables, which had a Handicap sign on it, the Pit Boss said I could. I gave the dealer a $100 bill to color up, which she did, then was told by the same Supervisor, I couldn't play there... It was reserved for a Handicap person. There wasn't a Handicap person in a wheelchair in the building. I told him I would move if someone needed that spot, he said absolutely not and to move. I walked over to the cashier, gave her my chips, took my $100 bill and left...WILL NEVER COME BACK!!! I totally felt discriminated...I couldn't play a table game because I wasn't Handicap.
  • Great staff! Food is good. A very nice casino. But the band was fantastic! I would come back just to see him. I think his name is Jake Mcvey.
  • Pros: Easy to get to and has a fairly large variety of gaming options considering the area it's in. Cons: Generally not kept clean, staff seems unhappy 90% of the time, buffet used to be great years ago and now it's just meh. Been to many casinos in Iowa and elsewhere and this one just seems overly tight. Can put $200 in one machine and if you are lucky enough to maybe get a bonus it's payout is like $10 or less. Maybe the IRGC is corrupt too as if they truly audit this place correctly there's something wrong.
  • Wife and I did a drive by and went in to check it out. Get past the smoke filled area, all the way to the back for the pretend smoke free area. Played some pennies and left.
  • Great table game selection taking one star off due to the sexual advancement of an older male blackjack dealer. I don’t oppose same sex marriage etc but this is reminiscent of too many L&E SVU episodes.

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