stevarooni: casinos don't want to have to operate riverboats, but were forced to as a condition of running casinos. Old folks who opposed 'em and forced the boating requirements...if nothing else, then to limit their number...will be shaking their fists at clouds, about now. Casino companies are satisfied that their long-term planning, following the Social Justice model.Same as it ever was.
Mangoose: Well. That's sort of sad. In a way. Not sad in the way that really makes you sad but sad in the way you feel when that show you stopped watching years ago comes to an end.
sure haven't: Eh ok, we've all got Dillingers, let's all relax, ain't no one here a cheat.CHEAT!?[twain.lib.virginia.edu image 318x209]/best I could find
JonZoidberg: sure haven't: Eh ok, we've all got Dillingers, let's all relax, ain't no one here a cheat.CHEAT!?[twain.lib.virginia.edu image 318x209]/best I could findDeringers, not Dillingers.
Dear Jerk: Riverboat gambling is an idea that got legislated into stupidity.I'm not saying legislators are stupid, just that they had to twist and bend to beat the anti-gambling forces.I'm not a gambler, but the idea of a real riverboat full of gamblers on a day trip is pretty cool.
JonZoidberg: In Shreveport/Bossier, the hotels are so integrated into the riverboats that it's easy to forget that you're on a boat at all. I imagine if they ever had to sail them the side of the boat would look like the inside of the hotel.
Lt. Cheese Weasel: Casinos are depressing places, land river or sea.
verbaltoxin: Ah yes, the riverboats, created to satisfy the old codgers, who then turned right around and were the first ones in line to gamble when they opened.Ameristar and Harrah's were always there from my teens onward. I still remember the poutrage over them...until the money started flowing in.Nebraska still doesn't have them, because "morality," but you can gamble away on keno in just about every damned bar, and buy pull-tabs while you're picking numbers on a sheet.
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