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License Holders

Upper Mississippi Gaming Corporation

Upper Mississippi Gaming Corporation is the nonprofit sponsor of the license for Casino Queen Marquette. UMGC is a nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to the enrichment of Clayton County, Iowa, through the dispersion of funds acquired from an admission tax paid by the Casino Queen Marquette. 

It is the group’s mission to award these funds to qualifying tax-exempt organizations or those working in cooperation with local governments within Clayton County who cultivate projects that meet established criteria. These projects should encourage economic development, community betterment, improved cultural and recreational activity facilities, programs or activities that foster enhanced educational experiences for our youth, or improve the overall quality of life for residents of Clayton County.

Grant application, guidelines and instructions.


1118 West Main Street
PO Box 208

McGregor, IA 52157

Past Grant Recipients
Grant Application Contacts

Dan Kuempel, Executive Director



Please feel free to contact us regarding any questions or concerns you may have. Thank you for your interest in the site and the Iowa Gaming Association.