Caesars Entertainment owned Harrah’s Metropolis Casino will reopen for the public on Tuesday after a month-long closure due to the flooding from the Ohio River. The Casino was closed on February 18 earlier this year for an indefinite period until any further announcement.
Crediting Caesars for their attitude during the month-long closure, in a release to the local press on Monday, the casino said: “Thanks to the support of our parent company Caesars Entertainment, Harrah’s Metropolis was able to ensure that all employees were paid during the month-long closure.”
Of late, there has been a lot going on with the Caesars Entertainment Corp, the parent company behind Harrah’s Metropolis. Though unconfirmed, according to the sources a Caesars and Eldorado merger is already brewing.
While the Casino was not operational, its 450 employees volunteered for community work in the flood-stricken areas. According to reports the Harrah’s Metropolis Casino volunteers together donated over 2500 work hours in one month. They worked with prominent social organisations including the Metropolis Nursing and Rehab, Salvation Army, Hope Unlimited and River City Mission.
It is not a one of its kind event for the Casino employees; Harrah’s Metropolis also remained closed for 17 days and 39 days back in spring of 2018 and in 2011 respectively.
Though the water never enters the venue, it becomes inaccessible for commuters, and therefore it remains closed until the accessibility is restored. This time the unpredictable weather made it difficult for the company officials to provide players with a date when the facility will reopen for the public.
In its release on Monday, the Casino stated that “The support of the community and our loyal patrons was felt with each ‘thank you’ letter, phone call (and) social media post we received.”
The Casino will once again host players and the public from 11 am on Tuesday onwards.