Tuesday, September 19, 2000

What's the Buzz?

Belterra casino to offer test day

By Cliff Peale
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        After a two-month delay when its riverboat casino was damaged in a Mississippi River collision, the Belterra Resort & Casino will open for a “test day” Oct. 23, officials said Monday.

        Located in Vevay, Ind., the casino will host inspectors from the Indiana Gaming Commission. It then could open full-time operations several days later, said John Spina, vice president and general manager.

        Now in dry dock in New Orleans, the boat is to arrive in Switzerland County during the first week of October. When it opens, it will provide competition for the Argosy Casino in Lawrenceburg and the Grand Victoria Casino in Rising Sun.

        Officials at all three casinos hope the new competition eventually will increase the marketplace to replace lost business.

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