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Casinos plan for possible closure due to river rise

4 years ago May 03, 2011 May 3, 2011 Tuesday, May 03 2011 Tuesday, May 03, 2011 9:30:49 PM CDT in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Ashley Rodrigue, Trey Schmaltz

BATON ROUGE-  Inspections at the two casino boats in Baton Rouge could start this week.

Safety gets questionable when the river rises to the 40-foot mark. Tuesday night, the river was above 35 feet.

Plans are being worked out between casino owners and state police who oversee gaming operations. A decision on closing the boats is based on when high water makes ramps connection the boats to land unsafe or unstable.

Inspectors will also take a close look at how currents threaten the stability of the boats themselves.

In Tunica, Mississippi, river boats are already closed.

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