Indiana casino opened two years ago forced to close over local flooding
By Bob Garcia
The overflowing Ohio river is causing problems for the young Caesars Southern Indiana
Besides being affected by the pandemic, a natural disaster is now also not allowing a casino to continue with its regular operations. The Caesars Southern Indiana has been forced to order a temporary closure after facing a threat from Ohio River flooding.
This decision was announced through the casino’s Facebook page yesterday, and it was indicated that it will be effective immediately. The casino stated on the post, “At this time, all scheduled promotions, events, and entertainment at Caesars Southern Indiana have been canceled until further notice. For the well-being of our team members and guests, Caesars Southern Indiana will reopen once water levels have receded to a safe level.”
They’ll keep monitoring everything related to the river and its behavior and, once everything goes back to normal, the casino will announce a reopening as soon as possible. Caesars Southern Indiana in Elizabeth has been operating for almost three years, making it a relatively new venue, and $90 million was the amount required for Caesars Entertainment Inc. to put it together. However, Caesars already recuperated its investment.
In late 2020, it was announced the facility was sold to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians for $250 million. This casino, located at 11999 Casino Center Drive S.E, got a little affected in 2020 after attracting a total of 1.18 million visitors, way less than the amount they got in 2019. Still, it was the second-largest tourist attraction in the area, only behind the Waterfront Park, based on visitors in 2020.