Par-A-Dice Hotel and Casino

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Par-A-Dice Hotel and Casino
Par-A-Dice Hotel and Casino.svg
Location East Peoria, Illinois, United States
Address 21 Blackjack Blvd,
East Peoria, Illinois 61611
Opening date1991 (1991)[1]
No. of rooms202[2]
Notable restaurantsBoyd's Steakhouse[3]
Casino typeRiverboat casino (docked)[1]
OwnerBoyd Gaming[4]
Coordinates40°40′48.5″N 89°33′54″W / 40.680139°N 89.56500°W / 40.680139; -89.56500Coordinates: 40°40′48.5″N 89°33′54″W / 40.680139°N 89.56500°W / 40.680139; -89.56500

Par-A-Dice Hotel and Casino is a casino located on the Illinois River off Illinois Route 116/U.S. Route 150 in East Peoria, Illinois, United States.

The Par-A-Dice opened in 1991 in Peoria, Illinois, and moved across the river to East Peoria in 1993.[5] Originally established with local investors,[5] it was later sold to Boyd Gaming.

The Par-A-Dice had cruised the Illinois River 10 times daily during its early years, but stopped cruising altogether after Illinois dropped the requirement for riverboat casinos to leave their docks in June 1999. However, as the result of a new U.S. Coast Guard annual requirement, the riverboat set off for a few hours in the morning in June 2010 for the first time in 11 years.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Williams, Leslie (2010-06-22). "Par-A-Dice will take first cruise on the river in 11 years". Peoria Journal Star. Peoria, Illinois: Gatehouse Media.
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  5. ^ a b Luciano, Phil (2010-06-27). "Luciano: Maloof won't regret passing on Par-A-Dice". Peoria Journal Star. Peoria, Illinois: Gatehouse Media. p. A1.

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