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‘Bon voyage’ celebration to honor casino riverboat’s 20-year history Nov. 30

Horseshoe Southern Indiana will complete its $90 million renovation and will open the new 110,000-square-foot land-based casino operation on Thursday, Dec. 12, as Caesars Southern Indiana. More details about the grand opening celebration will be shared in the coming weeks.

As the new land-based casino nears completion, Horseshoe Southern Indiana officials invite the public, ages 21 and older, to recognize the vessel’s storied history with a free Bon Voyage Party on Saturday, Nov. 30, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Since 1998, the Glory of Rome has served as Horseshoe Southern Indiana’s riverboat casino, entertaining guests 24 hours a day, seven days a week with a variety of slots and table games.

In preparation of the name change, Horseshoe Southern Indiana officials on Monday welcomed the leader of the Roman Empire to its near-complete land-based casino.

Weighing in at nearly one ton and towering eight feet tall, the iconic Caesar statue will find its permanent place on the new casino floor when it opens Dec. 12 as Caesars Southern Indiana. The statue’s installation will mark the completion of Caesar’s long, 1,800-mile journey from Las Vegas to Southern Indiana, completed not with the help of chariots and horses, but with UPS trucks.

“We are appreciative of the amazing efforts of UPS to help Caesar arrive at his new home here in Southern Indiana and can’t wait to introduce him to the community,” Brad Seigel, Horseshoe Southern Indiana senior vice president and general manager, said.

The riverboat casino will continue to operate until Dec. 9, when it will close in preparation for the opening of Caesars Southern Indiana’s new land-based casino on Dec. 12.