With gaming established as one of America's fastest-growing industries, financing casinos may appear to be a sure thing for bankers.

The reality is more complex, however, in particular when it comes to "floating" dockside casino gambling and inland "cruising casinos." Unlike their land-based counterparts, operators of these facilities are subject to a panoply of maritime laws, many of which may be unfamiliar to traditional gaming industry lenders.

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