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A Riverboat casino is a type of casino unique to several areas of the United States. Several states authorized this type of casino to limit the areas where casinos could be constructed. Jump to: navigation, search Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas (jb) A casino is a building that accommodates certain types of gambling games and activities. ...


The economic impacts of first, limited sailing time and later from being closed as a result of storm damage, have limited interest in this type of casino.


History

When first approved, these casinos were were required to actually be located on ships that could sail away from the dock. In some areas, gambling was only allowed when the ship was saling. Over time, these regulations allowed gambling when the ship was docked.


Further changes allowed these casinos to be located in a moat or an area with water adjacent to a navagiatable waterway. Over time, these casinos were allowed to be built on stilts but still had to be over water. Jump to: navigation, search The moated manor house of Baddesley Clinton in Warwickshire, England Moats were deep and wide water-filled trenches, excavated to provide a barrier against attack upon castle ramparts or other fortifications. ...


Following Hurricane Katrina in 2005 several states are now allowing these casinos to be built on land within certain limits from a navagiatable waterway. Jump to: navigation, search Hurricane Katrina was the eleventh named tropical storm, fourth hurricane, third major hurricane, and first Category 5 hurricane of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season. ... Jump to: navigation, search 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


 
 

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