The Florida casino boat will offer same-day gambling cruises and will feature slots, roulette, poker, blackjack and sports betting. The boat will have about 150 local crew members and can carry about 600 passengers.
The Black Diamond was purchased in January, but the $5 million renovations the boat has undergone delayed the launch for some time. The boat is scheduled to have its final Coast Guard inspection on Thursday.
“If everything goes well as we’re expecting, we’ll be sailing a couple of days after that,” said Black Diamond President Jonathan Greene.