St. Louis is more confusing than Indiana. One can only board (enter the casino) at designated times, not when the boat is “cruising”, however, most of the boats do not cruise at all. Once on board, you can stay as long as you like.
When I first visited St. Louis I was unfamiliar with the gambling laws. I went to one of the riverboat casinos near the airport. Here is the conversation I had in the lobby with the casino employee:
CE - “How are you today, sir?”
ME - “Fine. Do I get my chips here, or on the boat?”
CE - “On the boat, sir.”
ME - “Thank you.” ::begin walking down hall to gambling floor::
CE - Sir! You can’t go in right now!"
ME - “Uh…why?”
CE - “The boat is cruising.”
ME - “Cruising?!? The damn thing is built on to this building! How can it be cruising?”
So, apparently, as long as they say they’re cruising it’s OK.
The overwhelming majority of people have more than the average (mean) number of legs. – E. Grebenik