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DIAMOND JO

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DIAMOND JO. Second floating casino in Dubuque County. Replacing the DUBUQUE CASINO BELLE on May 18, 1994, the Diamond Jo was owned by the Greater Dubuque Riverboat Entertainment Company. In October 1995 the original boat was replaced by a larger vessel.

On January 21, 1999 the Diamond Jo was sold to AB Capital, LLC which became Peninsula Gaming LLC. The Diamond Jo stopped cruising in May, 2004 when the Iowa Legislature lifted the requirement that riverboat casinos cruise 100 days annually. The Diamond Jo became officially a permanently moored vessel in December, 2005. On December 7, 2008 the riverboat closed in anticipation of the opening of the DIAMOND JO CASINO, a land-based complex.