The Argosy property (Penn National Gaming) in Lawrenceburg will be replacing their existing casino boat with a new and unusual vessel. The new vessel will be restrained in place by a series of huge hydraulic cylinders to maintain a fixed position level with the land side access walkways and the adjacent building, unaffected by rising river levels.
Lay, Pitman & Associates provided naval architecture and marine engineering services for the vessel. The vessel is self-propelled by (4) 1000 HP azimuth Z-drive units. ABS Consulting Group will be the regulatory agency and certify the vessel under the new Indiana Alternate Compliance regulations.
The 502 ft. x 269 ft. platform will offer two levels of gaming for the 10,796-person capacity. Opening is scheduled for mid summer 2009.