Hollywood Casino to Stay Open despite Mississippi River Flooding

The Hollywood Casino in Baton Rouge announced on May 11th, 2011 that the rising level of the Mississippi River will not affect the operations of the gaming facility until the river reaches forty-seven feet. The level of the Mississippi River was previously reported to be at forty-five feet. Hollywood Casino's Vice President and General Manager, John Chaszar, said that as long as they have available parking and can provide a secure and exciting gaming environment for their players and their employees, they will remain operational. John Chaszar said that any given point that they feel that the personal safety of their customers or their employees is at risk, they will immediately decide to temporarily suspend their gaming operations. The more than ninety-five thousand square feet Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge officially opened their doors to the gaming public in the downtown area of Louisiana in 1994 and currently employs six hundred local residents. Aside from casino table games, the Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge offers progressive slot machine games to gamers in the state as well as players that have traveled from neighboring states to play at the facility.


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