EAST ST. LOUIS – DraftKings at Casino Queen, located at 200 S. Front St. along the Mississippi River, has begun construction on an estimated $10 million expansion project to introduce a state-of-the-art DraftKings at Casino Queen Sportsbook and new dining promenade complete with a three-outlet food court and a full-service restaurant. The project will encompass approximately 30,000 square feet and is expected to be completed in December 2021.
“Sports wagering has greatly elevated Illinois gaming and we are creating an environment at DraftKings at Casino Queen to capture that excitement,” said Terry Downey, President and CEO of Casino Queen Holding, Inc. “Through our partnership with DraftKings, a cutting-edge sportsbook, and exceptional new dining experiences, we will soon offer a gaming destination that is unmatched in this region.”
The upgraded and expanded DraftKings at Casino Queen Sportsbook will be located steps away from the casino floor and will showcase a completely new gaming destination with contemporary design and the latest sports wagering technology. New plush, lounge-style seating and on oversized high-definition TVs will provide optimal viewing for sports fans looking to catch their favorite sporting events.
The new dining promenade will expand and elevate the food and beverage offerings at DraftKings at Casino Queen. The planned full-service restaurant will introduce complete menus offering a variety of selections for breakfast, lunch and dinner service. The restaurant’s bar will provide a social setting for guests and will lead into the promenade. A food court will be introduced, offering three exciting quick-service casual dining outlets.
To bring the company’s dynamic vision to life, DraftKings at Casino Queen has partnered with JCJ Architecture, a nationally recognized planning, architecture and interior design leader. JCJ has led hundreds of gaming and hospitality projects across the United States and internationally.
More information about DraftKings at Casino Queen is available on the website at www.draftkingsatcasinoqueen.com.
About DraftKings at Casino Queen
DraftKings at Casino Queen is a vibrant casino and hotel nestled along the Mississippi River at 200 S. Front St., located just minutes from Downtown St. Louis with stunning views of The Gateway Arch and St. Louis Skyline. The 38,000-square-foot casino features 980 gaming machines and 29 table games. Accommodations include comfortable guestrooms and a picturesque RV park, plus amenities include event and meeting spaces, a pool and free parking. A remodel of the DraftKings at Casino Queen Sportsbook and promenade is now underway and will soon reveal oversized screens and state-of-the-art wagering in a relaxed, stylish setting; as well as a new food court with three exciting quick service casual dining outlets and a full-service restaurant. More information is available at www.draftkingsatcasinoqueen.com or by calling 618-874-5000. DraftKings at Casino Queen is on social media at Facebook and Instagram at @DraftKingsatCasinoQueen and on Twitter at @DKatCQ.
About Casino Queen Holding, Inc.
Located across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, DraftKings at Casino Queen, formerly known as Casino Queen, was Casino Queen Holding’s entry into gaming and has been welcoming visitors since 1993. The company expanded into Marquette, Iowa, in 2017 adding Casino Queen Marquette and has recently entered into agreements with GLPI (Gaming and Leisure Properties) and Caesars Entertainment to acquire the operations of Hollywood Baton Rouge and the Belle of Baton Rouge, both of which are expected to close mid-2021.