$450 million total project including the boat and temporary facilities.
DesignPlan, Indianapolis, Indiana and Ratio Architects, Inc.
Designed to be the "flagship" casino for Argosy Gaming, this exotic architectural design was the brain child of former Disney designer G. Lenzy Hendrix of DesignPlan. Jones & Phillips provided architectural lighting that won a 1999 IES Guth Award for interior lighting of all of the public spaces in the land based operations and the spaces leading to the boat, the pre-departure area light shows and the Mediterranean-based theme restaurants.
Through the mists of the Ohio River Valley rises a composition of red shingled turrets of another era. From these turrets extends what appears to be a turn-of-the-century cluster of white-sided Victorian buildings along the river bank with a grand side-wheeler riverboat moored at its side. This is the destination--the Argosy hotel, pavilion and Casino at Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Leaving your vehicle, you step from a world of reality into the pavilion, where exotic world ports call you to dining and entertainment experiences far above your wildest imagination, and where life-changing dreams can be realized on Argosy's Riverboat Casino. You are about to embark on an adventure around the world.