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William Hill and Prairie Meadows Begin Plans for Possible Sports Book
January 16, 2019

William Hill, America's leading sports book operator, and Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino, the premier entertainment destination in the Midwest, today announced an innovative partnership that makes William Hill the casino's official sports book operator, should sports betting become legal under Iowa state law.

Prairie Meadows raises more than $111,000 for Iowa Veterans
November 12, 2018

In honor of Veterans Day, Prairie Meadows will host the fifth annual Vets of Valor Radiothon on Friday, November 9. Prairie Meadows in partnership with 93.3 KIOA and First Class Community Credit Union will raise money to help Iowa veterans through the American Legion of Iowa.

Prairie Meadows Adds Rapid Response Team to Security Measures
November 1, 2018

On October 1, 2017, a gunman opened fire on a crowd from the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay, killing 58 people and wounding hundreds of others. In response to that tragic day and other mass shootings throughout the U.S., Prairie Meadows - a property that includes a casino, racetrack, events center, and hotel - created a Rapid Response Team (RRT).

'Justice League of Food' Will Tackle Homelessness, Hunger and Poverty in the Metro
October 25, 2018

Posted on whotv.Com 6:29 PM, October 25, 2018, by Dan Hendrickson. A metro couple knew they were doing good by helping to feed the homeless from their food truck, but they felt there was more they could be doing. That sparked an idea that became a reality on Thursday.

How Cambodian Srey Chhay found a sense of community in DSM USA
October 4, 2018

Posted on on October 4, 2018 by Paige Ruba. Srey Chhay moved from her home country of Cambodia to the U.S. at the age of 31. She was ready to seek new opportunities, but she did not have a concrete plan.

Memorial for fallen police officers approved
September 28, 2018

Posted on on Friday, September 28, 2018 A permanent memorial dedicated to fallen police officers will be built in Des Moines.

2018 Premier Dealer Championship has another year of success
September 25, 2018

On September 25, 41 of Prairie Meadows' table games dealers battled it out for the top spot in the Premier Dealer Championship.

London native gambles on DSM move and hits the jackpot
September 25, 2018

Posted on on September 25, 2018 by Paige Ruba. Since Eddie Llambias began his casino career his life has in some ways mirrored the hustle and bustle associated with Vegas-style casinos. A London native, Eddie worked in many casinos and lived all over the world before moving to Greater Des Moines (DSM) in 2016.

Morsel Combat serves up star chefs for charity
September 18, 2018

Posted on on September 18, 2018 11:13 AM Some of Central Iowa's top chefs and restaurants will help fight hunger at Meals from the Heartland's Morsel Combat. The event runs 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 30 at Prairie Meadows.

Prairie Meadows' Jockeys Visit Blank Children's Hospital
September 18, 2018

Prairie Meadows' top Quarter Horse jockeys surprised young patients at Blank Children's Hospital with a visit on September 13.