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They have unique features like being built on water and more. But why do people believe Mississippi casinos are all built on the water?


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The casino can only be located on a riverboat that floats in a body of water, and gamblers can only Many riverboat casinos are also required to use a loss limit.


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Yes, Dee, you can get bottled water from the waitresses in the casinos, and won't be charged as long as you are gambling! If you are not gambling, then you will.


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They extended this reasoning to "inland areas of rivers that connect to inernational waters" and now even to "boats in moats", where they build a pool and then build a barge in the pool that is only two feet shorter and narrower than the pool, but the pool is connected by an inch pipe to a major waterway. Of course, if someone were on the boat while it was "out of port" they could just walk off and go home if they were done gambling. However, as soon as the casinos are an important business in the area and start making substantial political contributions, those restrictions will be eroded or eliminated altogether. Water-based Casino Laws I'm just wondering why some or maybe most states require casinos to be located on the water. Johnny L. Populo evertitur ut his, summo errem postea te his. When riverboat gambling took off, these fears were still present. Remember Me? Atlantic City is a case in point. A proposal to allow gambling in the Branson area was soundly defeated by voters in Don't hold me to this, but I remember as a kid in the 's going down the Potomac river on a cruise, getting off and playing slot machines on a pier which we accessed from the Virginia shore. It is my observation that when casino gambling is allowed in an area, it is encumbered with various restrictions. I must disagree. Alabama, which only allows horse and dog tracks, has talked about adding casinos like Mississippi. The casinos used to have clocks on the wall when you came in and it told you when the ship was going to depart heh heh and when it was going to come back. But like in most other cases, nearby communities feared the moral and criminal problems that are often claimed to be part of gambling. Find all posts by elmwood. In the St Louis area, the Casino Queen doesn't usually cruise anymore, the Alton Belle still does I believe I have seen it out when I was bicycling in the area and the St Charles casinos never cruised at all, that I remember. Purchase Our Style Pack Now. Our newly refreshed styles in , brings the old vb3 to the new level, responsive and modern feel. What an innane set-up. For a while, you could not go onto one of the boats after a certain time, while it was ostensibly touring out in the water, even though it was clearly attached to the land by substantial entry way lobbies, complete with elaborate chandeliers, lounge seating areas, etc. I, too, think the whole ruse was a way to get around the conflict between the anti-gambling folks and those who had no real objection often the state and local governments that would profit greatly from the businesses. When Missouri and Iowa and Illinois approved gambling, it was sold to voters as a tourist draw. This is just a political issue. Those Tunica casinos were really stretching the idea of "on water" anyway, because if I undertsand correctly, they are miles from Mississippi river not the TN and water is pumped under them. Twenty years later, the area just behind the Strip west side along the interstate and east of Downtown between El Cortez and the Western I wouldn't advice you to go without a bodyguard for your bodyguard. Keeping the gambling limited to riverboats meant mainly that St. The industry, of course, would like to eliminate the "riverboat" fiction entirely, but there have been signs of a backlash. They will, however, be limited to the existing areas in Tunica county and the gulf coast. Madd Maxx. Otherwise you'll lead a very dull life. The idea of riverboats was a way to get casino by selling them on historical "riverboats" and at the same time claiming that if a docking area became crime ridden the casino could just be moved somewhere else. I personally love gambling but I have to admit when I first when to an Atlantic City casino there didn't seen to be another operating business within three blocks of the casino. At first they were required to cruise for something like 30 minutes of 23 hours of every day, and during the hour time they were not cruising which was like from AM to AM you could not get on and gamble, they were "closed". Your direct line to thousands of the smartest, hippest people on the planet, plus a few total dipsticks. So, maybe there was a similar idea at work in the USA? Anyone know? For some reason, the water-based casinos, at least in Illinois on the Mississippi, had to also resort to the fiction that they were going to leave the dock at a certain time and return at a certain time. Always say "yes". Many places have them on dry land, and I can't figure out why a state would require them to be on water. The first casino here I remember was actually a ship that took you out in the Gulf some of miles where the theory is "the law of the land" did not apply. And cruise lines offer gambling too, don't they? This strikes me as an attempt to mollify critics by pretending that the operations will be small and well regulated. At least in the St Louis area, riverboats are no longer strictly required to cruise. It is similar to the tax situation that US cruise lines get, because they are registered under foreign flags--even though they only cruise to different US ports. When it was docked, you were only allowed to board for the first 15 minutes of every hour; if you missed the boarding time then you had to wait 45 minutes until the next one, even though the boat was sitting right there. Louis and Kansas City could have it, and the overwhelming majority of the rest of the state couldn't. One by one the rest of the restrictions have been eased. My wife says she read in the paper this morning that Mississippi no longer requires the casinos to be on water. It comes with 3 colors with or without sidebar, fixed sized or fluid. The "boats" don't have to be seaworthy, the "river" can extend something like 1, feet either side of the channel and so on. Originally the casinos could not be open 24 hours a day and there were requirements about how much live entertainment they had to provide.{/INSERTKEYS}{/PARAGRAPH} It was a compromise between the casino industry and religious groups that feared allowing land-based casinos would open the door to having them everywhere in the state. It fought to get casinos. They are only 20 feet from the land but whatever squeaks by the lawmakers, and pays the toll I guess. Riverboats would cruise the Missouri, Mississippi, Ohio and maybe a couple of other rivers, cruises would be relatively short and at least in Missouri and Iowa gamblers were limited to how much they could lose on a cruise. FAQ Calendar. I wouldn't know, but over here, until some years ago, casinos could be opened only in spas and in coastal towns. John F 4. In Mississippi, the state required casinos to be water-based because most of the navigable bodies of ewater were on the edges of the state, far from the population center at Jackson and other mid-sized towns. The historical part would come up again when Montana decided to add Casino By the time Mississippi got casinos they had done away with the riverboat but still required that casinos be on water limiting them to the Mississippi River and the Gulf Coast. Gary T. Nobis bonorum patrioque ea qui, eu paulo mediocritatem qui. At that point the restriction that the boats actually cruise was lifted. Straight Dope Message Board. And just like Mississippi the idea was just along the coast and along the Tennessee River in the northern part of the state. Because at the time that most of these casinos openned most communities didn't want them. Then they dropped the cruising requirement of the law entirely, and so now you can get on any time you want I don't hardly ever go so I'm not sure if you can still stay on 24 hours a day. He adviced against it as the area between the two was a long walk in a very dangerous area. By the time Mississippi allowed gambling the need to move wasn't the norm anymore but there was still a restriction that limited it to areas near a major water source, which kept them from the more "conservative" inland areas. Default vbulletin 3 style made responsive also available in the pack. I think the current casinos are a take of on that idea. After Hurricane Katrina, the casinos in the Gulf Coast will most like push to be build on land, but will still be required to be limited to certain zone along the coastal areas. During the campaigns to legalize riverboat gambling in Missouri here's the story , I don't recall any mention ever being made of any type of exemption from state law, in fact the collection of hefty taxes by the state was one of the key selling points of gambling proponents. The only exceptions were if the Army Corp of Engineers the managing entity for river traffic said conditions were not suitable for it--if the river water level was too low, too high or there was a particularly high amount of barge traffic in the area. My understanding was that boats on the river theoretically fall under Federal jurisdiction a la Gibbons v Odgen thus a riverboat is not bound to state gaming laws. Those against casino gambling often remind people of Atlantic City of the s or Downtown Las Vegas of the s; Poor High crime areas with casinos at their centers. John F. No politician seems brave enough to step up and change the basic law, so they just extended the technicalities of it. But the river, up to high tide, was Maryland property, so the slots were legal. This was the only way to get the rural, conservative, and landlocked voters of most of the state to approve the measure. Kent Clark. Because of this most communities don't want casinos in their "backyards. Another guesser takes a guess. Find all posts by Johnny L. In Missouri after the floods of the Coast Guard grumbled about having the boats cruise upstream a few miles, then spend a half hour turning around in the channel, then cruise back downstream. {PARAGRAPH}{INSERTKEYS}Send questions for Cecil Adams to: cecil straightdope. Saint Cad. The midwest casino boats originally couldn't allow gambling until they left the docks. If being in "Federal" waters took one out of state jurisdiction, no one would have had to go through all the trouble it took to get these things approved. In fact, while you were on the "boat," you could feel the motors running. That time the maintenance crews did all the cleaning. Find all posts by Madd Maxx. The ones I've seen always have a Hotel built on the land and some piers close by that take you out to one or two riverboats that are in the water. Atlantic City was a resort town that had seen its better days. Retired 'Do not act incautiously when confronting a little bald wrinkly smiling man.