Moored Casino Boat – Jones Act Watch

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March 21, 2008

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Caesar’s Casino Glory of Rome

Glory of Rome is a riverboat casino operated by Harrah’s Entertainment. Opened in 1998, it is located outside the community of Elizabeth Indiana, across the Ohio River from Louisville, Kentucky. Glory of Rome, a four-story boat that is the largest riverboat in North America. It is also the largest riverboat casino on the planet earth. It cost $50 million dollars to construct. It is 452 feet (138 m) long, 100 feet (30 m) wide, with a total area of 173,200 square feet (16,090 m²). It has four 1,000 horsepower (750 kW) Z-Drives. The smokestacks rise 100 feet (30 m) from the waterline, with eight feet below the waterline. The 93,000-square-foot (8,600 m²) casino with in The Glory of Rome can hold 5,223 passengers and a crew of 101, with 3,600 gaming positions, 2,800 slot machines, and over 140 gaming tables.

The Louisville Courier – Journal is reporting that one of the dealers is suffering serious compilations from flea bites as a result of her work aboard the boat.

Here’s an excerpt:

The lawyers representing Tina Conder say the stakes are huge because the case could rewrite how American gambling boats are regulated and determine whether their workers are covered under the federal Jones Act. The 88-year-old law provides substantially higher benefits to injured maritime workers than they could expect to get under state workman’s compensation laws.

The full post is here.


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