Casinos plan for possible closure due to river rise
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.