The Harrah’s Metropolis Casino reopened on March 19 after the building was closed for a month due to flooding from the Ohio River.
The casino had to close on February 17th due to the rising levels in the river and they remained closed until Monday due to the unsafe water levels. The parking lot was covered in water for most of the month, however, the casino has now addressed the underlying issues.
Casino representatives were previously worried about losing revenue from having to shut their doors. Water did not enter the casino; however, it was inaccessible for commuters due to the dangerous water levels and flooding in surrounding areas.
Caesars Entertainment owns the Metropolis, Illinois casino. After Carl Icahn increased his stakes in Caesars, rumors have been swirling that the billionaire is planning to merge the company or sell it all together.
Harrah’s Metropolis Casino has had to be previously closed. The casino was shuttered for 17 days in 2018 and 39 days in 2011.
Casino representatives stated,
“the support of the community and our loyal patrons was felt with each ‘thank you’ letter, phone call (and) social media post we received.”