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Riverboat Gaming News — State By State

The 2,000-passenger vessel sailed to St.

Charles from the Houma Industries Inc., ship- yards in Harvey, La.

The riverboat will be equipped with roulette, mini-baccarat, blackjack, craps, slot machines, video poker and video blackjack. "All work is proceeding to have slot machines available to the public as soon as possible. Our second riverboat is arriving ... so we can begin outfitting it to be one of the first in Missouri to offer slot machines," said Glenn C.

Christenson, executive vice president and chief financial office of Station Casinos.

The second riverboat will have 25,000 sq. ft. of casino space on three decks and a 12,000-sq.- ft. outdoor observation deck. When completed, it will offer 1,444 gaming positions.

The gaming mix will be approximately 80 percent slot machines and 20 percent video games as well as roulette and table games. The riverboat will be moored adjacent to the Casino

St. Charles while it is outfitted.

Aztar Won't Acquire Capitol

Queen Assets In Jefferson City

Aztar Corp. has decided not to proceed with its proposed acquisition of certain assets and assumption of certain liabilities of Capitol Queen and Casino Inc., a Becker Gaming Inc. subsid- iary formed to develop a casino riverboat opera- tion in Jefferson City, Mo.

Aztar is a publicly traded company that oper- ates the TropWorld Casino and Entertainment

Resort in Atlantic City, N. J., Tropicana Resort and

Casino in Las Vegas, and Ramada Express Hotel and Casino in Laughlin, Nev.

Century Applies For Portage des Sioux Riverboat License

Century Casinos, Inc. has filed a license appli- cation with the Missouri Gaming Commission to operate a riverboat gaming development in the

City of Portage des Sioux, Mo., located 25 miles north of St. Louis.

The planned riverboat will provide 700 to 800 gaming positions, with total costs estimated at approximately $25 million.

In February 1994, Century signed an exclusive agreement with the City of Portage des Sioux to develop a riverboat gaming facility. In April 1994, the local referendum allowing a riverboat casino in

Smit Makes Heidrun

TIP Deliveries

Smit Transport barges completed the delivery of four heavy modules for Conoco's

Heidrun Tension Leg Platform (TLP), which is under construction near Stavanger, Norway.

The large modules, with weights of up to 11,500 tons, were transported by the 24,000- dwt barges Giant 2, Giant 3 and Giant 4, together with the 14,000-dwt Smitbarge 1. The modules were loaded at construction facilities in the U.K. and Norway.

Smit Transport Manager Dammis van Dijk says: 'The transport operation went very smoothly. The modules were mated with the TLP in September and the last of the barges was redelivered this month."

During the barges' call at Stavanger, the Smit sheerlegs crane Taklift 7 — equipped with a special 575-ft. (175-m) boom — carried out the high lift of the Heidrun TLP's flare and derrick towers. This contract was carried out by Smit Maritime Contractors, on behalf of

Norwegian Contractors.

The Giant 2 was one of four Smit barges

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