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New Name For Jumer's In Rock Island

Three months after it was sold, the Jumer's Casino and Hotel in Rock Island has a new name. As of Wednesday it is Bally's Quad Cities Casino & Hotel.

Bally's bought Jumer's for 120 million dollars from Delaware North, and the sale officially closed in June.

The new owner promises to re-brand the casino and hotel with new signs, dice, cards, and chips.

Bally's Corporation currently owns and manages 12 casinos in eight states, a horse racetrack, and off track betting licenses in Colorado. It has more than 6,000 employees, and 3,300 hotel rooms. With some other pending acquisitions, it will own and manage 15 casinos in 11 states.

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.