Casinos Open, But Could Change Soon

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 4:10pm

Baton Rouge casinos are still up and running tonight - but that could change soon.
Officials at Hollywood Casino tell Fox44 news they'll stay open until the water reaches 47 feet.

That's expected to happen on Sunday May 22nd.

That's when the river will crest at 47 and a half feet.

The Belle of Baton Rouge will also close at 47 feet.

Also work on the capitol city's newest casino has been delayed as the river levels continue to rise.
Construction on the dry side levee has been put on hold because of unusually high water levels already this time of year.
They won't start-up work again until the river goes down.
Earlier this year, unusually low river levels prevented construction progress on the wet side of the levee.
Pinnacle now expects to have its grand opening in the summer of 2012.

Mississippi Rising

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