Bernie Goldstein, father of riverboat gambling, dies at 80

07/6/2009 | Quad-City Times (Davenport, Iowa)

Riverboat gambling mogul Bernard "Bernie" Goldstein passed away Sunday in Bettendorf, Iowa. Goldstein opened the nation's first riverboat casino, the M/V Diamond Lady, in 1991 on the Mississippi River. Goldstein also served as CEO of Isle of Capri Casinos, which operates casinos in Mississippi, Louisiana, Missouri, Iowa, Colorado and Florida.

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