- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 20, 2016

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) - An Evansville riverboat casino has broken ground on its $50 million land-based operation.

Tropicana Evansville not only held a ceremonial groundbreaking with dignitaries Tuesday but also began demolition of a former office building that’s in the footprint of the new casino due to be completed by late next year. It will replace a riverboat in operation since 1995.

The Evansville Courier & Press reports (https://bit.ly/2a6urk3 ) Tropicana Evansville General Manager John Chaszar said the new building will have high ceilings, more space and quality dining options that will more closely resemble a Las Vegas casino than the current operation.

Legislation enabling riverboat casinos to move inland passed the General Assembly earlier this year and took effect without Gov. Mike Pence’s signature.


Information from: Evansville Courier & Press, https://www.courierpress.com

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