Take, for example, the innovative and clever
Yeah, I don't get it, either.
But they, with their ever so much keener inner vision, did. And thus they passed a law: to be legal, a casino had to be supported by water. You know: riverboats. Barges. Fill out the right forms, cross the proper palms with silver, and probably even your weekend fishing-and-poker outings could be done up all law-abiding. Keep it afloat and it's Just Fine.
Enter a would-be casino operator who lacked a lake. They might not even have liked boats. But they had a lawyer!
It appears they had a singularly singular attorney, the kind of person who parses logic the way most people nibble chips. History does not record if he was in the tub when the "Eureka!" moment hit, but the Web takes us to the next step: his idea went to an engineer and an architectural firm, who ran the numbers and said "Can do."
Water, you see, is incompressible. It's really pretty strong stuff. And at land-locked (I checked) Jumer's Casino, the gaming floor floats atop a fraction of an inch of water! All legal as can be; it is, after all, "on water."
When the law give you lemons, start squeezing. And when it demands water, tank up.
(A tip of the hairdo to The Unwanted Blog, which mentioned the place in an article about an unusually-located monument dedicated to Vietnam veteran John Baker, who saw the elephant rather more closely than most).