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and the Casino Belle in Dubuque -- made their maiden cruises this month on the Mississippi River. The boats vary in size -- from the foot.


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Thirteen years after riverboat gambling returned to the Mississippi River, only one of the elegant boats still cruises the channel; the others are.


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It was actually the third state to legalize riverboat gambling. The casino boats must be docked and do not cruise. Most of the riverboat casinos are built on a barge.


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The history of casino cruises and riverboat casinos in the United States goes back to the beginning of the 19th century when the Mississippi River was a major​.


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nobody's chimming in about land based casinos Are there riverboats that cruise the Mississippi that I can also gamble and sleep on? Like a hotel/casino that.


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