Harrahs Metropolis is a riverboat casino and hotel on the Ohio River, near Metropolis Indiana. When the casino opened in 1994, it was originally called The Players Island Casino, and was owned by Merv Griffin, a casino magnate of the 90’s. The casino was originally housed on a vessel named the North Star, but in 2006 Caesars World decided to move the entire casino to a new land based complex. This of course was a bit difficult to do with the states laws that all casinos and casino games must be over water. Caesars achieved this by inserting water bladders under the casino, thus technically still complying with the law. The North Star was sold on to a private buyer.