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Meskwaki now serving alcohol

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TAMA, Iowa – Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel has tapped into the alcoholic beverage market with its latest announcement.

The facility is now serving bottled beer on the casino floor and wine in the Prime Cut Steak and Seafood House. The Casino plans on serving a complete menu of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages in the near future with the completion of the lounge and permanent bars. The lounge, which will feature a full service bar with bar-top slot machines, 6-flat screen TV’s, stage for live music/karaoke and dance floor is scheduled for completion in early December.

Alcohol will not be sold or permitted in the Poker Room or Bingo Hall where persons 18 and older are allowed to play.

On April 1, 2008 the Meskwaki Tribe voted by a significant margin to approve the sale of alcohol in response to the ever-increasing competition within the state. The last 7 months have been spent creating Tribal ordinances permitting and regulating the sale of alcohol, and receiving all the necessary state and federal permits. The State of Iowa issued the Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel a liquor license which was the final step of the process.

The sale of alcohol will be limited to the Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel, and does not include any other Tribal businesses on the Meskwaki Settlement.