Gulfstream Closes Casino After Fish Tank Burst

All of the fish were rescued by staff

Monday, Sep 3, 2012  |  Updated 10:58 AM EDT
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There will be no gambling at Gulfstream Racing and Casino Park for the next few days due to a burst fish tank on the facility’s second floor, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported.

The glass of a 13,000-gallon saltwater tropical fish tank broke Sunday morning, forcing the park to close its gambling areas, including two floors of games and slot machines, according to the newspaper.

“Thank God nobody got hurt, but we're looking at a few days of cleanup," General Manager Tim Ritvo was quoted as saying.

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Although Gulfstream Park will be financially affected on Labor Day, it will remain open for simulcasting, shopping and dining, according to a press release. Mike Couch, the director of gaming, said his team is working on reopening the casino.

"Our staff worked quickly to rescue all the fish and limit the damage,” he said in a release. “We will communicate the reopening of our casino to our guests as soon as possible."

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