DRA Announces Record Distribution of More Than $4 Million to City of Dubuque

“We are grateful for DRA’s ongoing support of the city, as well as the generous investments they continue to make in other organizations in and around Dubuque,” said Brad Cavanagh, Dubuque’s Mayor. “Since its inception, DRA has been committed to helping support and grow the community in a variety of ways, so this large contribution is a great example of the commitment they continue to show toward the community.”

This record-setting amount was based on 2021 revenues for the organization and represents the important collaboration between the Diamond Jo and Q Casino to help provide much-needed funds to both the city, and non-profit entities in the area on an annual basis per their licensing agreement.

“Giving back to the community is important to us and something we take great pride in,” said Alex Dixon, President and CEO of Q Casino and DRA. “This record-setting distribution by the DRA is just another example of the successful partnership we have with Diamond Jo Casino and Boyd Gaming to help better our community by providing much-need funds for important initiatives.”

Wendy Runde, the General Manager of Diamond Jo Casino, echoed Dixon’s sentiment.

“Diamond Jo and Boyd Gaming strongly believe in giving back to others and doing our part to make our communities great places to live and work,” Runde said. “We are proud to work with our friends at Q Casino in sharing our success with this community through the DRA. Working together, we continue to ensure that the entire Dubuque community realizes the benefits of our City’s gaming and hospitality industry.” 

About the DRA

The DRA, through its gaming and entertainment facilities provides for social, economic and community betterment and lessens the burden of Dubuque city and area government, while contributing to the growth and viability of Dubuque area tourism.

The organization has been a vital part of the community since its inception in 1985 and is operated by a volunteer board comprised of 21 directors who work together to guide operations of Q Casino. The DRA holds the license for casino-gaming operations of Q Casino and is also the co-licensee for the Diamond Jo Casino, both of which are located in Dubuque. For more information on DRA and its community-minded mission, visit