Posted on: January 11, 2024, 04:28h.
Last updated on: January 11, 2024, 04:28h.
Ohio’s Hollywood Casino Toledo reopened Thursday afternoon after a temporary closure. City crews were forced to stop the flow of water to the gaming property while they repaired a water leak.
The leak took place on a main water line on Miami Street. After it was detected, Toledo workers halted the flow of water to the casino at 5 a.m. Thursday, according to Ohio TV station WTVG.
The water line repairs were completed by 2 p.m. Thursday. That was three hours earlier than expected.
The earlier finish was due to “the hard work from the City of Toledo,” according to a Facebook post from the casino.
Because of the earlier completion time, slot machines and table games were back in use by 2 p.m.
One casino restaurant, Take 2 Grill, reopened at 2 p.m., too, according to the Toledo Blade newspaper.
Three other restaurants at the gaming property are scheduled to resume operations at 5 p.m. on Thursday in time for dinner.
We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience,” the casino posted when announcing the closure to customers who couldn’t enter the complex. “We look forward to seeing you when we reopen…”
The 125,000-square-foot casino has 2,002 slot machines. There are also 60 table games and 20 poker tables. It’s run by Penn Entertainment.
Water Causes Flooding
Across the country in Las Vegas, in August a heavy rainstorm led to damaged casinos and dangerous conditions.
Some buildings near the Las Vegas Strip also flooded after ceiling tiles collapsed.
Harrah’s Las Vegas, Paris Las Vegas, and Topgolf were among those structures impacted by the storm, according to reports from Las Vegas Issues and local TV station KSNV. Local roadways were flooded, as well.
Up to a half-dozen people reportedly got trapped in swift-moving currents inside drainage channels in Las Vegas during the stormy weather. One incident took place at Koval Lane between Flamingo Road and Sands Avenue.
Firefighters rescued one person from a channel at the site, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. Another incident involved a man at a channel near Nellis Boulevard between Sahara Avenue and Vegas Valley Drive.
Clark County firefighters, Las Vegas police officers, and EMTs from an ambulance company took part in the search for the victims. A police helicopter provided light to assist rescuers.
Virginia Casino Shutters
Elsewhere, in November, Virginia’s Bristol Casino temporarily shut down in November after crews had to make equipment repairs.
The Bristol, Va. property was evacuated due to the situation.