High water forced the Horseshoe Casino to close for the fourth time. The
riverboat casino is located in Harrison County casino. Casino employees and
guests were forced to evacuate the casino for their safety.
The emergency evacuations have cost the riverboat casino an estimated revenue
loss of $14.7 million since 2000. $2.75 million is what is estimated to have
been lost in taxes to the state. $550,000 is also what is estimated to be lost
is admission taxes. This is the money that is distributed with the state and
The area where the casino is known for repeated flooding. There was no
indication that the casino should have moved, despite the history of the area.
Officials for the Horseshoe Casino have expressed concerns about the closures.
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