Bally’s Quad Cities Casino, Hotel And Poker Room
Bally’s Quad Cities Casino and Hotel is one of the largest brick-and-mortar casinos in Illinois and the leading casino resort in the Quad Cities area. The casino borders Iowa in Rock Island.
Bally’s offers 42,000 square feet of gambling space packed with nearly 850 slot machines and 25 table games. Players can enjoy top roulette, blackjack, poker and many other casino staples.
The hotel provides 205 refurbished rooms with exclusive accommodation and amenities. There are also dining options, whether you want a quick bite or a dining experience.
You must be 21 years or older to enter.
Bally’s Quad Cities Casino and Hotel
- Address: 777 Bally Blvd., Rock Island, IL 61201
- Owner and Operator: Bally’s Corporation
- Hours of Operation: 8 a.m.-3 a.m. Sundays-Thursdays, 8 a.m.-5 a.m. Fridays-Saturdays
- Casino Games: Nearly 850 video slots, blackjack, baccarat, craps, roulette, poker
- Sportsbook: No
- Poker Room: Yes, six tables; cash games and tournaments (NLH, PLO, O8 or better, mixed games)
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Casino Games at Bally’s Quad Cities
Bally’s Quad Cities Casino offers 42,000 square feet of casino games.
There are 850 slot machines of various denominations and two dozen casino table games for top blackjack, roulette, craps and poker action.
The gambling area is on one floor, including the high-limit slot room, with games for high-rollers and featuring progressive jackpots. Players can switch from slot machines to blackjack, roulette and other table games manned by professional dealers.
Bally’s approach to gambling and hospitality has earned it many accolades, such as 16 awards from Casino Player Magazine, one for the best hotel, and 11 awards for the Chicagoland area, including the best overall casino from Strictly Slots Magazine.
Bally’s Quad Cities Casino and Hotel has a live poker room in Illinois. It features daily cash games and weekly tournaments for all poker aficionados.
Bally’s Corporation acquired the facility for $120 million in June 2021. Delaware North owned and operated it, a gambling and hospitality company that owns 11 other successful venues.
The casino at Bally’s offers many promotions and bonuses, such as the Bally Rewards players’ club.
The variety of slot machines available in Bally’s Casino will appeal to all one-armed bandit fans. Roughly 850 slot machines are available on the casino floor, with denominations from penny slots to $25 games in the high-limit slot room.
In addition, there are various progressive slot games, such as Tarzan: Lord of the Jungle, Lucky 88 and Water Dragons, which will offer enticing jackpot prizes daily. These jackpots can be worth tens of thousands of dollars. You can find a photo gallery on the casino’s website featuring pictures of winners and their prizes.
Bally’s most popular slot machines are Dragon Link, Wheel of Fortune, Ocean Magic Grand, and Dancing Drums. The games come from major casino software providers, including Aristocrat, Bally, Konami, WMS, keeping the games at Bally’s fresh and appealing with the newest releases.
The casino also houses branded slot machines, such as Willy Wonka: World of Wonka and high-limit Lock it Link: Night Life.
Bally’s Quad Cities Casino and Hotel has a commendable choice of table games. Friendly and professional dealers make your playing experience enjoyable. Depending on the game, you can choose various betting values, but there isn’t a high-limit room for table games. Some of the most popular table casino games at Bally’s are:
- Mississippi stud
- Three card poker
- Ultimate Texas Hold’em
Bally Rewards Club
The Bally’s Rewards club members receive cash back on play, dining, and hotel stays. Signing up is free. Stop by the Players Club desk with a photo ID in hand to receive your Players Club card. Members can get:
- Points on casino play
- Comps for free rooms and meals
- Direct mail rewards
- Monthly promo entries
- Special hotel rates
Bally’s Poker Room
The poker room in Bally’s Quad Cities Casino is where six poker tables bring top-of-the-line action.
Cash games and tournaments of no-limit Texas Hold’em, Omaha 8 or better, pot-limit Omaha and mixed games are held daily and weekly in a spacious room with plenty of amenities, such as complimentary valet service and table-side food service.
Bally’s Casino and Hotel Amenities
Hotel at Bally’s Casino
The hotel at Bally’s features 205 rooms, including 11 luxury suites.
A pampering experience awaits guests at the Bally’s hotel. Rooms are equipped with the PURE® in-room air purification system. It is approved by the FDA and claims to provide fresh, crisp air for a better night’s sleep.
Apart from the above accommodation, some of the hotel’s numerous amenities include an indoor swimming pool, room service, a fitness center, a nightclub, a lakeside fire pit, and meeting rooms for up to 600 people. On top of it all, there is the Aqua Golf Range, where you can practice your swing.
Beyond gaming, Bally’s Quad Cities Casino and Hotel in Rock Island is the go-to destination for culinary experiences. There are four restaurants and buffet options:
- DJ’s Steakhouse: For gourmet steaks, seafood and appetizers, the awarding-winning DJ’s Steakhouse helps make any special occasion even more special.
- Player’s Buffet: The top-buffet experience awaits in Player’s Buffet, next to the casino floor. It offers Asian, international and homemade food, such as salads and desserts.
- Blue Square Cafe: Blue Square Cafe is an ideal venue for hearty breakfasts served until noon or savory entrees and desserts available in both dine-in and to-go options.
- Oculus Sports Bar: In Oculus Sports Bar, players can watch live sports on large HD screens while enjoying a variety of local drafts and lagers.
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Bally’s Casino History
Jumer’s Casino and Hotel has a long history intrinsic to Rock Island and all of Chicagoland.
It all started with D. James Jumer’s restaurant and hotel businesses in the 1960s. In 1988, Jumer constructed the Peoria Boatworks Complex that included a boat with up to 400 visitors. Then, in 1991, riverboat casinos began operating in the Quad Cities. A year later, the Rock Island Boatworks, featuring Casino Rock Island and owned by D. James Jumer, was in business.
In 2008, Jumer opened a new facility and rebranded Casino Rock Island into Jumer’s Casino. In 2011, the casino was sold to Delaware North Companies, a hospitality and food-service entity that owns Boston’s TD Garden and other important sporting venues.
Acquisition by Bally’s
In October 2020, Delaware North announced that Jumer’s Casino and Hotel was sold to Bally’s Corporation in a $120 million deal. The deal closed in June 2021, following regulatory procedures. After acquiring Jumer’s Casino, Bally’s is in possession of 14 casinos across 10 states, a horse racetrack and 13 OTB licenses in Colorado. This acquisition became official in September 2021.
Along with the acquisition, the Illinois Gaming Board issued a sports betting license to the facility in June 2021.
Bally’s CEO George Papanier said:
“As the latest step in our ongoing portfolio diversification strategy, we are excited to complete our acquisition of Jumer’s and enter the rapidly growing Illinois gaming market. The closing provides Bally’s with the potential to capitalize on several lucrative sports betting opportunities, which we expect will drive revenue and cash flow growth. We are pleased to welcome Jumer’s into the Bally’s family, and look forward to leveraging our expertise to enhance the property’s operations.”