Blackbird Bend casino finds new home

Feb 10, 2014 5:45 PM

The Omaha Tribal Council that once operated the now-closed Blackbird Bend casino in western Iowa, has found a new location for its casino activities.

The Omaha World-Herald newspaper reports the tribe will move to a new building in Onawa, Iowa, just south of Sioux City, Iowa. Actually, the new location is next-door to the old building.

“It’s much like a phoenix rising out of the ashes,” said a tribal spokesman. “We like to think of this as a situation where a blackbird is rising out of the flood waters.”

The old casino was shut down by the Missouri River flooding in June, 2011.

Ray Poirier is the longtime executive editor at GamingToday.

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