A Casino in West Virginia Partially Reopens After River Flooding

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a casino in west virginia partially reopens after river flooding

Last Wednesday afternoon, the neighboring Ohio River overflowed the area, including the Wheeling, West Virginia, casino complex, forcing the gaming establishment to close.

The casino said on social media that the flooding would need a complete resurfacing of the property’s greyhound racetrack. The TV station WTRF in West Virginia reported that the sand surface was probably swept away. When racing will be allowed to restart is unknown.

The hotel and gaming floor of the casino were spared from damage by the flood.

Poker Room and Hotel Are Still Closed

The Wheeling WV casino hotel reopened its slots and sportsbook around 4 p.m. on Sunday. A Facebook post states that the 151-room hotel and poker play are closed until further notice.

The casino has more than 1,100 gaming machines. After 6 p.m., table games resumed. This covers games like roulette, blackjack, and craps. Regarding the high-limit area of the casino, there has been no comment.

There is a 1,000-seat showroom in the casino. There will be two postponed concerts later this month. There are 2,800 parking spots in the gaming complex; it is unknown whether any of them are inaccessible to cars due to the flooding.

The four-day closure resulted in lost income and disgruntled potential tourists.

The management of Wheeling Island said in a recent post that while the last few days have been difficult, the company is eager to reopen and see its cherished patrons again because of the commitment of the staff and the assistance of emergency services.

The casino started cleaning late last week. Workers from Panhandle Cleaning and Restoration were seen cleaning the property’s surfaces to remove a significant quantity of muck.

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