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Davenport casino temporarily closes as it changes hands

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Rhythm City Casino was set to temporarily close as ownership changes.

Developer Dan Kehl said that at midnight on Monday, February 3, 2014 Rhythm City Casino in Davenport would close while software and hardware was installed inside the facility.

A grand reopening was scheduled for Friday, February 7, 2014 with a ribbon cutting at 4 p.m.

The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission approved the Davenport casino’s sale on Thursday, January 9, 2014. According to Kehl, he plans to operate Rhythm City for about a year and a half. During that time he planned to raise funds from equity investors and work on the new casino’s design.

The estimated timeline would put a groundbreaking on a new land-based casino in the fall of 2014, with an opening the following year.

Get more coverage of what led up to the approval – click here.

1 Comment

  • CityDiva

    “….would close while software and hardware was installed inside the facility”. LOLOLOL If you want to gamble at Rhythm City – do it this weekend and next week because that new “software and hardware” will change and if you play the slots – the machines are being ‘reprogrammed”. I learned while living in Las Vegas when a new casino opened, you went there right after it opened because eventually, all the RNG’s in the machines were changed. In other words – you won’t be winning any time soon. BTW – RNG’s, also known as “random number generators” control the slot machines – NOT the pressing all the buttons or banging on the screens. The computer is set inside the machine and very rarely ever gets touched again….

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