Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Gulfstream Racing and Casino Park: 13,000-gallon fish tank causes DELUGE and closes two-story casino

A Florida casino was dealt a bad hand over the weekend when a massive floor-to-ceiling fish tank suddenly burst, causing a deluge that closed two gambling floors.

Patrons of the Gulfstream Racing and Casino Park in Hallandale Beach were gambling and having drinks shortly after midnight on Sunday when a loud crack was heard on the second floor, followed by a torrent of water rushing from the 13,000-gallon saltwater aquarium.

Tim Ritvo, president and general manager of the Gulfstream casino, said the gambling areas will remain closed for at least several days while crews mop up the mess left in the wake of the spill.

All of the tropical fish that were living inside the tank were rescued, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported. The casino management brought in a hazmat team on Sunday to ensure that the incident did not cause any health hazards. Read More