HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- A Florida casino was forced to close two floors of gambling areas when a second-floor fish tank burst and leaked 13,000 gallons of water.
Tim Ritvo, president and general manager of the Gulfstream Racing and Casino Park, said two floors of gambling facilities at the Hallandale Beach casino will be closed for at least a few days while crews clean up from Sunday's saltwater tropical fish tank spill, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported Monday.
Ritvo said a hazmat team visited the facility Sunday to ensure there were no health hazards from the burst tank.
The building's restaurant and stores will remain open during the cleanup efforts, Ritvo said.
"We are currently assessing the damage and working on reopening the casinos," said Mike Couch, Gulfstream's director of gaming said. "Our staff worked quickly to rescue all the fish and limit the damage. We will communicate the reopening of our casino to our guests as soon as possible."
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