Harrah’s will scrap Council Bluffs gambling boat

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Harrah’s Council Bluffs will scrap the gambling boat that has been a fixture on the Missouri River for 17 years.

The Omaha World-Herald reports (http://bit.ly/10jnZaa ) that Harrah’s considered selling the Kanesville Queen gambling boat but found there wasn’t much interest in a three-level floating casino.

Iowa initially required state-licensed casinos to locate on boats but changed the law in 2007 to let gambling center operate fully onshore.

Harrah’s will begin shutting down the riverboat casino this month and expects a complete closure by June 3.

The casino is moving into a new space after an $8 million remodel of an existing convention center.

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Information from: Omaha World-Herald, http://www.omaha.com

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