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Casino ship coming to Lynn

March 15, 2013

LYNN, Mass. (AP) — While the state gambling commission wrestles with where to put casinos on land, a floating casino is expected to be sailing out of Lynn as early as May.

Lynn native James Walsh says he is bringing the 225-foot Aquasino to the city to make twice daily excursions to federal waters where gambling is permitted.

He says the boat with a capacity for 600 passengers will offer roulette, poker, a restaurant, and entertainment, including comedy shows. He tells The Daily Item (http://bit.ly/WjO3Wf ) he may even host weddings.

The ship will sail from the Economic Development and Industrial Corp. pier.

Walsh plans to hire 155 employees.

A casino ship last operated out of Lynn in 2009.


Information from: The (Lynn, Mass.) Daily Item, http://itemlive.com

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