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Unread 05-17-2007, 07:22 PM
 
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Has anyone been to the Riverboat Casino? How are the slots - loose? Also, what is the name of the casino area that is across the river from L'ville, but in Indiana?

Thanks again.
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Unread 05-18-2007, 07:36 AM
 
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Caesars owns a boat and hotel in Elizabeth, Indiana, which is where most people in Louisville go for a short trip:

https://www.harrahs.com/casinos/caes...rty-home.shtml

Sorry - I can't tell you much about the slots or payouts, but it is a pretty popular place to go from Louisville.
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Unread 05-18-2007, 07:45 PM
 
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Caesars owns a boat and hotel in Elizabeth, Indiana, which is where most people in Louisville go for a short trip:

https://www.harrahs.com/casinos/caes...rty-home.shtml

Sorry - I can't tell you much about the slots or payouts, but it is a pretty popular place to go from Louisville.

After looking at your link, I see where I was getting myself confused. I saw a picture of the "Casino Riverboat" and thought that it was a floating casino that was connected to Indiana, but made runs over to Louisville, AND I thought it was the only casino in the area. Now, I see what you're talking about, Caesars, Harrahs, Beltara, etc. Okay. Thank you.

As an aside, I have since found a photo entitled "Casino Riverboat, Louisville, KY," so this vessel seems to be a Kentucky casino spot. Many moons ago, I was talking to someone who had taken a Mississippi River steamboat ride (from one end of the Mississippi and back), and ever since then, a steamboat ride has been on my list of things to do, and if there's a casino too, great! Again, thanks much!
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Unread 05-18-2007, 08:48 PM
 
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Everybody refers to Caesars as "the boat". When I went, I was excited and expecting a river cruise. Wow, was I disappointed! Technically, and legally, the gaming area of the casino is on a boat that floats on the water. But when you're in it, the only thing that makes you realize that it is a boat are the life jackets hanging in the "emergency" areas. You can't even see the water! And it doesn't take you anywhere - it used to leave the dock because of gambling laws, but now it can be permanently docked and still operate as a casino.

There is a picture on city-data that says "Casino Riverboat - Louisville, KY" But, it looks like it is really a picture of the "American Queen", a historic riverboat that offers cruises along the Mississippi, like you mentioned. I'm not sure if they even have a casino on-board, and I really don't think that they are a "casino riverboat" - somebody must've been confused!

By the way, the Belle of Louisville is also an historic steamboat in Louisville, and you can take short cruises along the river. I don't think there's any gambling but it is a fun thing for a family to do.
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Unread 05-20-2007, 07:18 PM
 
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Everybody refers to Caesars as "the boat". When I went, I was excited and expecting a river cruise. Wow, was I disappointed! Technically, and legally, the gaming area of the casino is on a boat that floats on the water. But when you're in it, the only thing that makes you realize that it is a boat are the life jackets hanging in the "emergency" areas. You can't even see the water! And it doesn't take you anywhere - it used to leave the dock because of gambling laws, but now it can be permanently docked and still operate as a casino.

There is a picture on city-data that says "Casino Riverboat - Louisville, KY" But, it looks like it is really a picture of the "American Queen", a historic riverboat that offers cruises along the Mississippi, like you mentioned. I'm not sure if they even have a casino on-board, and I really don't think that they are a "casino riverboat" - somebody must've been confused!

By the way, the Belle of Louisville is also an historic steamboat in Louisville, and you can take short cruises along the river. I don't think there's any gambling but it is a fun thing for a family to do.

Gosh, I was all turned around on the casinos. In any event, it looks like the casino hotels and Caesar's boat are easily accessible by car with fairly flat terrain.

There's a casino in West Va. that is about a 55-minute drive from Reston, Va., and it bothers me to drive the mountainous/hilly roads. I just keep my eyes on the road, checking the rear view mirror periodically, while making sure not to look down over the guard rails into the ravines. Yep. Big chicken. Cluck, cluck, cluck. Weird though. I can ride as a passenger and enjoy the view, but I don't like driving and looking down steep drops. Strange.

Thanks much!
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