Located in Northwood, Diamond Jo Casino is popular among the locals. There is no hotel on the property but there are plenty in the area making it a good place for out of town visitors to check out. The casino is a decent size and there’s live entertainment scheduled that makes it all the more exciting.
The casino is home to nearly 1,000 of the hottest Slots and Video Poker games. Denominations vary from penny Slots to high limits. If you prefer Table Games, you’re in luck because they’ve got all the popular games and then some. Table Games include Blackjack, Pitch Blackjack, Super Fun 21 Blackjack, Craps, Ultimate Hold’em, Roulette, Pai Gow Poker, Mississippi Stud, Blackjack Switch, Ultimate 3 Card Poker and 21+3. Be sure to check the tournament schedule for upcoming Blackjack tournaments
Country Inn & Suites by Carlson is connected to the casino offering the convenience of going between the two without leaving the building. The hotel offers amenities including a complimentary hot breakfast, free Wi-Fi, fitness center, business center indoor pool and whirlpool. The rooms are basic with all the standard in-room amenities but chances are you won’t be spending much time in your room with over 500 gaming machines not far away. Choose from standard rooms, suites or those with accessibility features upon request. There is also no need to find a pet sitter as the hotel accommodates pets under 20 pounds for a small non-refundable fee. Check-in is 3pm with an 11am check-out time.
Country Inn & Suites by Carlson is available at www.countryinns.com/northwood-hotel-ia-50459/ianorth
There are several dining options for guests at Diamond Jo. For a taste of the high life, check out Woodfire Grille. This is their signature contemporary steakhouse featuring USDA prime steaks and seafood. If you’re in the mood for something more casual, The Kitchen Buffet never fails. Cuisine with inspiration from around the world includes Italian, Asia and American dishes. Sweet tooth? Stop by the desserts station to satisfy your craving. For a quick bite, the casino also has Burger King, Subway and a bakery onsite.
The 5,000 square foot entertainment venue hosts some of the best entertainers from musicians to comedians. Entertainment isn’t scheduled very frequently; however there is one area you can count on. The Big Wheel Bar offers live music every Friday and Saturday night. It’s absolutely free to sit in and enjoy the music. The bar overlooks the casino floor
If you’re going to play at this casino you must join Diamond Club
! It’s the only way to earn rewards from Boyd Gaming's B Connected program. As a member you’ll receive exclusive coupons and promotional offers. Climb the ranks reaching higher levels of status as you play. The higher the status, the better the benefits. Levels include The Diamond Club, Double Diamond Club and Triple Diamond Club. Players may register for membership either online or on their visit to the rewards desk at the casino.
Author: Natalie Stephanopoulos