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Diamond Jo Casino

301 Bell St, Dubuque, IA 52001-7004
+1 563-690-4800
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What a RIP OFF

The worst place I have ever seen for slots. No one wins!!!!! It is a shame what this place is... read more

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PauloJ5_148
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Palatine, Illinois
Great casino

Good casino not Smokey. Decent slots payouts are ok. Great buffet. Great bowling alley... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
marylenfel
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Bolingbrook, Illinois
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Dubuque, Iowa is overflowing with things to do and see. Try your luck in Dubuque's state-of-the-art casino, Diamond Jo, or enjoy all the sights, sounds and tastes of the city. No matter your particular taste, Dubuque has it!
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good36%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“bowling alley” (45 reviews)
“moon bar” (35 reviews)
“penny slots” (12 reviews)
LOCATION
301 Bell St, Dubuque, IA 52001-7004
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+1 563-690-4800
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"slot machines"
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"sports bar"
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"free buffet"
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"smoking is allowed"
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"non smokers"
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"woodfire grill"
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"air quality"
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"dueling pianos"
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"great buffet"
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"table games"
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"nice facility"
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"staff was friendly"
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"second floor"
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Reviewed today

The worst place I have ever seen for slots. No one wins!!!!! It is a shame what this place is doing to the older folks, stealing is a pretty good word for it. Plus the craps table is soo bad there is hardly ever anyone...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good casino not Smokey. Decent slots payouts are ok. Great buffet. Great bowling alley upstairs......

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Chris J, Manager at Diamond Jo Casino, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Awesome! We love to see five-star experiences. If you have any comments you would like us to share with our team, please let us know. They love hearing what they did well and what can be improved.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I like casinos, but having to inhale all the tobacco exhaust is way too much. I hope the sports book (when it opens) will be smoke free. Some casinos in Vegas have smoke-free sports books, and that would be welcome for a non-smoker like me....More

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DiamondJoDBQ, Manager at Diamond Jo Casino, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We appreciate your patronage and value you as a customer. We strive to provide an entertainment experience that everyone can enjoy, and while many areas of our property do allow smoking, we do have some designated non-smoking bars and gaming areas for patrons who prefer...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were by far the youngest people there - we are in our 50s. It's a graveyard for old people. We walked around quite a bit - there's a new sports bar going in upstairs. Perhaps for sports betting? That would be cool. I wish...More

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DiamondJoDBQ, Manager at Diamond Jo Casino, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We appreciate your patronage and value you as a customer. We strive to provide an entertainment experience that everyone can enjoy, and while many areas of our property do allow smoking, we do have some designated non-smoking bars and gaming areas for patrons who prefer...More

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Reviewed 14 May 2018

We don't gamble much, we usually hit up a casino about once a year just for some fun. Diamond Jo was a nice casino. We stayed for about 2 hours, we didn't go home winners, were up some a few times though. Seemed like a...More

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Chris J, Manager at Diamond Jo Casino, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We appreciate it. If you have any advice on how we can earn that last star, then please let us know, because our goal is to provide you with five-star service.

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Reviewed 1 May 2018

i love Diamond Joe for the Mississippi Moon Bar great drinks and entertainment ,if your not a drinker they have free events like UFC fights and the serve pop for free i also love the all you can eat buffet you can have drinks over...More

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Chris J, Manager at Diamond Jo Casino, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

I’m so glad that your experience was excellent! If you have any tips on how we can improve it, please let us know. Please come back again, soon!

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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

This was a friendly casino. I stayed at the Hotel Julien downtown and just walked over the bridge. If you prefer, you can use the complimentary shuttle service. Plenty of gaming tables with variety. Was happy to see video roulette was available. It houses a...More

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Chris J, Owner at Diamond Jo Casino, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Hello Jean! We’re so glad that you enjoyed your visit! Hopefully your next visit will be a five-star experience.

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

My husband and I took our daughter to the casino. He enjoys playing blackjack and her and I hit the slots. The only complaint was the amount of smoke inside the casino. I have been to Las Vegas casinos, and they are not as smoky...More

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DiamondJoDBQ, Manager at Diamond Jo Casino, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

We appreciate your patronage and value you as a customer. We strive to provide an entertainment experience that everyone can enjoy, and while many areas of our property do allow smoking, we do have some designated non-smoking bars and gaming areas for patrons who prefer...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

They have a great Sunday brunch buffet, and during Lent they have crab legs on Friday and Saturday night. Not anything special any other time. Slots are pretty tight - don't expect to walk out rich.

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DiamondJoDBQ, Manager at Diamond Jo Casino, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Rebecca, We're happy to hear you enjoyed the Sunday Brunch Buffet, please let us know what we can do to earn four or five stars next time! Thank you for taking the time to review us.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

We had fun, that's the number one goal whenever you walk into any casino (my opinion only) lol. Didn't win any money, but really enjoyed the $2 bud light 16oz beers....The buffet was way overpriced but the food was good. An average casino experience. Played...More

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DiamondJoDBQ, Manager at Diamond Jo Casino, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thanks for taking time to give us your review, we are so happy to hear that you had a good time on your recent visit and that you enjoyed the buffet. We strive to give our guests a five-star experience every time they visit. If...More

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c0pperpenny
12 June 2018|
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Response from Jim M | Reviewed this property |
sorry have no idea just use it for points off eating there at times at the buffet
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Booboo1Minnesota
13 April 2017|
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Response from Ginny S | Property representative |
The Diamond Jo does not have a hotel, but Grand Harbor Resort and Waterpark is right across the street. Hotel Julien and Holiday Inn are located a short distance away on Main St. We do provide shuttle service to area hotels... More
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