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Special Enforcement Operations

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In 1989, the Division of Criminal Investigation established the Gaming Bureau, now known as the Special Enforcement Operations Bureau (SEOB), to ensure public confidence and trust in Iowa's expanding gaming industry. The DCI SEOB serves as the primary criminal investigative and enforcement agency for enforcing Iowa Code chapters 99D, 99E and 99F.   The 57 Special Agents assigned to this bureau are responsible for conducting criminal investigations and enforcement activities, background investigations, and providing regulatory support at state licensed casinos and throughout the state concerning casino gaming, pari-mutuel wagering, sports wagering and fantasy sports contests.  Special Agents assigned to the SEOB have offices in each of the 19 casinos licensed by the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission.

  • Ameristar II — Council Bluffs

  • Casino Queen — Marquette

  • Catfish Bend Casino — Burlington

  • Diamond Jo Casino — Dubuque

  • Diamond Jo Worth — Northwood

  • Grand Falls Casino Resort — Larchwood

  • Hard Rock Hotel and Casino — Sioux City

  • Harrah's Council Bluffs Casino & Hotel — Council Bluffs

  • Horseshoe Casino — Council Bluffs

  • Isle Casino Hotel — Waterloo

  • Isle of Capri — Bettendorf

  • Lakeside Hotel Casino — Osceola

  • Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino — Altoona

  • Q Casino — Dubuque

  • Rhythm City Casino — Davenport

  • Riverside Casino and Golf Resort LLC — Riverside

  • Wild Rose Casino & Resorts — Clinton

  • Wild Rose Casino & Resorts — Emmetsburg

  • Wild Rose Casino & Resorts — Jefferson