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Wild Rose Casino - Emmetsburg


Welcome to the Wild Rose Casino and Resort!

The new Wild Rose Casino in Emmetsburg opened in 2006 as one of the premier gaming facilities in the Midwest, where visitors come for a good time. The 16,800-square-foot casino boasts 550 state-of-the-art slot machines with ticket-in/ticket-out technology and 17 exciting table games.

The casino and resort offers a wide range of entertainment throughout the year. The venue includes name entertainers and performers, rodeos, wrestling agendas, hot air balloons, fireworks – to name a few.   Check Wild Rose Resorts for specific schedules.

The Wild Rose invites you to eat and play, offering three different dining establishments. Emmet’s Buffet, Dunigan’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, and the Wild Perk coffee and snack bar. The hotel boasts a 70-rooms, a convention center and ballroom, and an RV Travel Park.

About Wild Rose Casino

Palo Alto County Gaming
Development Corporation (PACGDC)

PO Box 153
910 Broadway
Emmetsburg, IA 50536
pacgdc@ncn.net OR
Grant information -pacgdc.org/grants.php


Wild Rose Entertainment
777 Main Street
Emmetsburg, IA 50536

5465 Mills Civic Pkwy #400
West Des Moines, IA 50266-5321
Phone: 515-248-1776

In 2005, the Iowa Gaming Commission awarded Palo Alto County Gaming Development Commission (PACGDC) and Wild Rose Entertainment a license to build a gaming casino and resort in Emmetsburg.

Palo Alto County Gaming Development Corporation (PACGDC) is the nonprofit organization that holds the license for Wild Rose Entertainment. Wild Rose Entertainment pay 6% of their gross adjusted revenue to PACGDC. These funds generated from gaming receipts will provide funding to educational institutions, civic/economic development/tourism and not-for-profit organizations.

Wild Rose Entertainment and PACGDC created a partnership for this endeavor, which will be an all-Iowa project. Wild Rose Entertainment was founded by Iowa businessmen Gary Kirke and Michael Richards who own gaming resorts and related businesses.

Building on our Heritage

Inspired by Emmetsburg’s rich Irish heritage and Five Island Lake, the architectural design of the Wild Rose Casino and Resort is unlike any other. Located along Highway 18 East of Emmetsburg, The exterior architecture resembles buildings seen throughout downtown Emmetsburg today. The three-story hotel draws direct inspiration from the former Waverly Hotel in Emmetsburg, an example of the grand old hotels of the early 20th century.

Photos courtesy of Emmetsburg Publishing


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