Harrah’s Metropolis Casino closed due to rising river
The water level in the Ohio River is still rising, which has forced Harrah’s Metropolis Casino & Hotel to shut down. “Closing the hotel and casino
is inevitable but we expect that it will only be for several days,” according to Amanda King, speaking on behalf of Harrah’s Metropolis Casino & Hotel.
“This preventive measure has been taken to protect all employees and visitors. Obviously, nobody floats away but the increasing water levels may cause a lot of problems. For that reason, we decided to prevent all these problems by closing the business,” King added.
Harrah’s Metropolis Casino & Hotel
Employees will be paid during the days Harrah’s Metropolis Casino & Hotel is closed. “We have informed all our employees. The majority attends our visitors but as there are no visitors, they don’t have to report to work,” King stated.
Harrah’s Metropolis Casino & Hotel is situated along the Ohio River
in Metropolis, Illinois. As the weather is unpredictable, it remains unclear when the hotel & casino will be reopened. King wasn’t able to set a specific date.