Texas Treasure II, Freeport, TX $5 Day Cruise Casino Chip
Inlay: Full Graphic Chipco
Last Update: 2023-07-28
Location: Route 288, Freeport, Texas 77541
Open: 11/23/2001, Close: Yes
Collected By: A. J. Giametta
Type: Day Cruise
Notes — In 2001, three casino boats were launched along the upper Texas coast. The Talisman, out of Galveston, set off in April, but lasted only a month.] The Surfside Princess began excursions from Freeport in June, but in October was seized by its owner for failure to pay charter fees.
The operators of the Port Aransas boat expanded to Freeport in November with the Texas Treasure II that lasted until Feb. 2002, when it was moved to Port Aransas on a temporary basis to substitute for the under-repair Texas Treasure I –instead of returning to Freeport– it was then moved to Palm Beach, Florida.
The first Texas Treasure moved to Palm Beach in Oct. 2002, replacing its sister ship –for lack of business, it returned to Port Aransas a year later and[It continued sailing until May 2008, when it closed for routine maintenance;. Following a legal dispute between its operator and its owner, it never returned to service.
A new gambling boat, the Aransas Queen Casino, began sailing out of Corpus Christi in May 2015 but moved to Galveston in April 2017 becoming "Jacks or Better Casino". that moved to Georgia in 2018.