Wild Rose Casino in Jefferson, IA, is one of three casinos in the state under the Wild Rose umbrella.
Wild Rose Jefferson’s casino floor spreads across 18,000 square feet. The chiming of more than 500 slot machines brings the atmosphere of Las Vegas to central Iowa. The available games include 12 table games, including blackjack, roulette and poker.
In addition to the traditional casino playing experience, there is a retail DraftKings Sportsbook. You can place pregame wagers and live bets on major league sporting events and more. While you aren’t at the casino, you can still enjoy sports betting with the DraftKings app.
For all those bettors who prefer to wager their money on turf, there is off-track simulcast betting for thoroughbred, greyhound and harness races from the top tracks.
You must be 21 years or older to enter the casino.
Wild Rose Entertainment acted quickly when Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed the sports betting bill in May 2019. In August of the same year, Wild Rose reached an exclusive agreement with DraftKings to establish both a retail and a mobile sportsbook at the Wild Rose casinos in Jefferson, Clinton and Emmetsburg.
Senate File 617, the bill that legalized sports betting in Iowa, stated that, during the first 18 months, bettors had to complete their sportsbook registration in person before having access to online betting services. However, that restriction expired on Jan. 1, 2021. So, now, you can download and register on the app.
Wild Rose Casino offers diverse gambling options — 500 slot machines of various denominations, 12 table games, off-track betting and a DraftKings retail sportsbook — that keep players coming back.
You can find casino games from the top content manufacturers in the industry, such as Konami, Bally, WMS, IGT and SG. These game developers are behind some of the most popular games globally, such as Lock It Link, 88 Fortunes, Dancing Drums and many others you can find at Wild Rose Casino.
Among the 513 slot machines at Wild Rose in Jefferson, you can find slots with denominations starting as low as one cent. However, there are also those where each spin of the lever will cost you multiple dollars.
The casino brings popular slots and regular new releases to players. You’ll have an opportunity to spin the reels of Lock It Link, Life of Luxury, Triple Diamond, Lightning Link, Buffalo, She’s a Rich Girl and 88 Fortunes.
Many other slots offer large local and progressive jackpots. Meaning that you can win jackpots worth tens of thousands of dollars for a bet as low as one credit.
Although 12 table games may not sound too impressive, you should still give them a shot. The dealers and croupiers are experienced and professional. They know how to set the right atmosphere and how to offer the players exactly what they need. You can go head to head with them in Ultimate Texas Hold’em and many other popular casino table games.
Some games include additional bonus plays and bets that you won’t find in many casinos out there, such as the 21+3 blackjack. The following is a list of some of the games players frequently opt for:
At Wild Rose Casino & Resort in Jefferson, IA, loyalty certainly pays off, thanks to the Club Wild loyalty program. All visitors to Wild Rose Jefferson are welcome to sign up for the program free of charge and start enjoying the many perks.
To generate loyalty points and advance up this four-tier program, you need to insert your Club Wild card in the slot machine every time you pull the lever and set the reels in motion. The program has a six-month qualification period during which you need to generate points to advance to higher tiers and claim benefits. The bonus program and the point thresholds are as follows:
Each of these bonus tiers comes with a set of perks. For example, Club Wild members can enjoy free bonus play and redeem points for free drinks and hotel discounts. You can also participate in 50+ Club. On the other hand, the Wild Advantage, Premier and Eclipse tier members have all that, plus special birthday bonuses, a free valet, hosted dinner, store discounts and credit, and multiple other benefits.
The more you play, the faster you can climb to the higher bonus levels and be a part of the Wild Rose elite. What’s better, is you can use your Club Wild card at all three Wild Rose casinos in Iowa.
The Wild Rose casinos offer multiple promotions to help you get the best value for your money. Here are some examples:
Wild Rose Casino & Resort Jefferson has teamed up with America’s leading sports betting company, DraftKings. The retail sportsbook spreads across 6,000 square feet and features 28 HDTVs and a 200-inch HD projector so that you can watch the top games from the NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL and other elite professional competitions worldwide while placing bets on their outcomes.
Speaking of bets, DraftKings Sportsbook at Wild Rose offers more than 100 betting options for the top games and competitions. Here, you’ll find more than just the regular moneyline, point spread, over/under, futures and teaser bets at the majority of sportsbooks out there.
The sportsbook at Wild Rose Jefferson allows players to place wagers on games not only in the sportsbook but also on betting kiosks on the casino floor. You can watch the action unfold and monitor the odds on eight 70-inch TVs at Lucky’s Bar, four 50-inch TVs in the table games area and three 50-inch TVs at J-Town Cafe.
The sportsbook hours are:
In addition to betting at the retail sportsbook at Wild Rose Jefferson, you can download the DraftKings Sportsbook app for Android and Apple devices and place your bets on the go, all across the Hawkeye State.
As of Jan. 1, you don’t even have to verify your account in person. Instead, you can download the app, follow the instructions and start betting on all sports and games using the same wagering options available in the retail sportsbook.
Pari-mutuel simulcast off-track betting is prevalent in Iowa, which is no surprise given the long history of greyhound, thoroughbred and harness racing in the region.
Visitors to Wild Rose Casino have the same array of bets available as those bettors who find themselves at the actual racecourses and tracks. Namely, they can bet on the races at Palm Beach Kennel Club, Aqueduct, Belmont, Meadowlands, Northfield, Saratoga and other notable courses.
You can place wagers from 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.
The 74-room Cobblestone Hotel and Suites is teeming with amenities, such as a fitness center, complimentary breakfast and free Wi-Fi. There are also themed suites. The hotel is pet-friendly, and the rooms are nonsmoking. The $5 million, first-class facility has all you need to relax after enjoying the gaming action at Wild Rose Casino Jefferson.
The Greene Room Event Center is a perfect venue for all your events and conferences. The space is ideal for sit-down dinners of up to 400 people, or shows and concerts for up to 1,000 people.
Wild Rose Casino and Resort offers fresh and locally sourced meals to its players at Coaches Corner Sports Bar & Grill, a trademark of all Wild Rose casinos. If you are looking for burgers, pizzas and a quick bite, then the Coaches Corner is a wise choice. Moreover, you can enjoy plenty of food promotions at Coaches Corner, such as Wing Out Thursday, which includes $3 domestic beers along with endless y 75 cents chicken wings.
On the casino floor, Lucky’s Bar and J-Town Cafe is where you can savor a variety of drinks and brews from around the world.
Wild Rose Casino & Resort in Jefferson is Iowa’s latest gambling and entertainment venue. It is the third Wild Rose Entertainment location in the Hawkeye State. The entire $40 million complex was completed in 2015, after it had received a license from the Iowa Racing & Gaming Commission on June 12, 2014.
Wild Rose Casino & Resort Jefferson features a casino, a hotel and an event center. It employs around 250 workers, with an estimated annual payroll of more than $7 million.
In 2019, the casino launched a retail and mobile sportsbook under an agreement with DraftKings.