The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

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March 22, 2014

Wild Rose is holding its own

CLINTON — While the Wild Rose Casino & Resort numbers were down at the end of February, Interim General Manager Gus Linke said the casino is still doing well for its market.

‘Weather continued to impact our industry through the end of February,” Linke told the Clinton County Development Association Board of Directors on Wednesday morning. “It’s just been one of those crazy winters.”

During the month of February, the state of Iowa saw a decrease of $5 million in gaming revenues, which is a 4.4 percent decrease, according to Linke. The Wild Rose decreased $250,000 this February when compared with last February, which is an 8 percent decrease. However, he pointed out that in the casino’s market area, there was a 9 percent decrease.

Linke added that the Wild Rose’s revenue has increased from January. From January to the end of February, the revenue increased by 15 percent. He continued that the state increased by 7.7 percent in that time and the market area increased by 12.5 percent.

“The good news is we’re out performing our market,” Linke said.

He also told the board that March has really picked up, which is typical. The casino is working to include a variety of giveaways and events.

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