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<font color=blue size=+1> Indiana Has Riverboat Gambling! </font> Here is a description of the Casino Aztar Boat in Evansville Indiana from their website: The 'City of Evansville' is the state of Indiana's first gaming riverboat under legislation passed in 1993. Built by Jeffboat in Jeffersonville, Indiana, the boat is a replica of the historic 'Robert E. Lee' racing sidewheel steamboat crafted nearly 130 years ago. Jeffboat deployed 200 workers and spent over twelve months constructing the vessel. The exterior was designed by RA Stern, Inc. to appear as if the boat is straight from the Civil War era; the interior, designed by Morris & Brown Architects, Ltd., is purely Las Vegas glamour.

The boat is 310 feet long by 70 feet wide, has a depth of 14 feet by 6 inches and stands 80 feet above water level (including stacks). It weighs 1, 589 tons and has a maximum draft of 7 feet 6 inches.
There is a total of 47,863 square feet of public space.
Boat speed: 5 knots cruise, 10 knots top speed.
<font color=red> I could not find a photo of their boat so instead I'm showing you an even larger boat, the Grand Victoria near Cincinnatti but docked in Indiana. </font>

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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