Caesars Entertainment Invests $22 Million for Expansion and
Enhancements at Harrah’s Council Bluffs Hotel & Casino
Master plan includes Casino Floor Expansion, Remodeled Hotel Rooms, and New State-of-the-Art
Celebrity Chef Restaurant
COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA (February 10, 2023) – Strengthening its commitment to Iowa, Caesars Entertainment, Inc. has shared plans for a $22 million investment at Harrah’s Council Bluffs. The plans include expanding the casino gaming floor, remodeling hotel rooms, and a new dining concept with an acclaimed restaurant partner. The expansion will add new casino jobs and millions to local and state gaming tax revenues.
Casino Gaming Floor
The $6 million gaming floor renovation will allow for 200 new slot machines and feature an enhanced sportsbook creating a best-in-class wagering experience with a sports viewing & seating area.
Harrah’s remodel project will begin Spring of 2024. The $12 million hotel renovation will offer exquisite accommodations with fresh design elements featuring bold purple and blue hues that complement the dark wood accents and contemporary fixtures.
Guy Fieri’s Kitchen + Bar
Opening May 2023, Guy Fieri’s Kitchen + Bar will feature an outdoor patio and is sure to become one of the Omaha Metro’s main culinary attractions. Guy Fieri will bring his signature American-style cuisine and robust, bold flavors to Iowa for the first time. The menu will include his famous Trash Can Nachos and a hearty selection of signature sandwiches, burgers, and desserts.
In 2022, Harrah’s Council Bluffs completed over $9 million in property investments, including exterior energy-efficient LED lighting, enhanced digital marquee and directional signage, and improved landscaping design. In total, over $31 million will be invested in Harrah’s Council Bluffs in just three years.
“The enhancements at Harrah’s Council Bluffs further exhibit Caesars Entertainment’s commitment to gaming in the state of Iowa,” said Anthony Carano, President and Chief Operating Officer of Caesars Entertainment. “We are dedicated to enhancing and upgrading our operations at all locations, and we’re excited to continue our investment in several new phases of renovation and expansion in Council Bluffs.”
“The growth of Harrah’s Council Bluffs will continue to allow us to bring the best in gaming and entertainment options to our guests,” said Thomas Roberts, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Harrah’s and Horseshoe Council Bluffs. “We continue to invest in our Council Bluffs properties and this growth will allow us to elevate ourselves as one of the best gaming destinations in Iowa.”
Additional details on new hospitality, casino and culinary offerings are anticipated in the coming months. For more information, please visit www.caesars.com/harrahs-council-bluffs.
About Caesars Entertainment, Inc.
Caesars Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: CZR) is the largest casino-entertainment company in the U.S. and one of the world’s most diversified casino-entertainment providers. Since its beginning in Reno, Nevada, in 1937, Caesars Entertainment has grown through development of new resorts, expansions and acquisitions. Caesars Entertainment’s resorts operate primarily under the Caesars®, Harrah’s®, Horseshoe® and Eldorado® brand names. Caesars Entertainment offers diversified amenities and one-of-a-kind destinations, with a focus on building loyalty and value with its guests through a unique combination of impeccable service, operational excellence and technology leadership. Caesars Entertainment is committed to its employees, suppliers, communities and the environment through its PEOPLE PLANET PLAY framework. For more information, please visit www.caesars.com/corporate.
Harrah’s Council Bluffs Casino & Hotel:
Located in Council Bluffs, Iowa – on the banks of the Missouri River – Harrah’s Council Bluffs Casino & Hotel is a premier hospitality destination in the heart of America with more than 250 hotel rooms, exquisite food and beverage outlets, and the hottest gaming and entertainment in the area. 360 Steakhouse is perched on the 12th floor of the hotel tower overlooking downtown Omaha and rated as one of Open Table’s Top 100 Scenic Restaurants. Slice Pizzeria offers a comfortable setting and piping-hot pizzas by the slice or 16-inch pies made fresh daily. Stir Concert Cove at Harrah’s Council Bluffs is a lively, outdoor entertainment venue that heats up in the summer months. The venue holds over 4,000 general admission audience members and hosts performances by nationally recognized talent. For more information, please visit www.caesars.com/harrahs-council-bluffs.