LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A longtime staple of southern Indiana for more than 20 years unmoored and began its long journey to its new home Tuesday morning.

The Glory of Rome, Caesars' riverboat casino, departed at about 8:30 a.m. A WDRB viewer sent us images of the boat as it floated downriver, beginning its journey to its new home.

According to a news release from Caesars Southern Indiana, the riverboat has been purchased by Caribe Ventures, based in Orange Beach, Alabama. 

Caesars Southern Indiana

Caesars Southern Indiana

The Glory of Rome opened in 1998 and is the largest riverboat in the U.S. It closed in December 2019 to make way for Caesars Southern Indiana, a $90 million, 110,000 square foot casino that opened in December.

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