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New land-based casino opens in Bettendorf

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Hundreds of lined up in Bettendorf to celebrate the opening to a new $60 million land-based casino.

The Isle Casino Hotel opened its doors on Friday morning.

The Isle riverboat casino closed Sunday evening so equipment could be moved to the new 35,000-square-foot casino floor that is snuggled in between the Isle's two hotel towers.

The new land-based casino offers 1,000 slot machines and 19 table games.

The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission approved the plans for the new casino in April 2015.

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