Ike closes Silver Slipper Casino

Hancock County – On Saturday, Silver Slipper Casino reopened after damage from Hurricane Gustav was repaired and today the casino was closed by Hurricane Ike.

„The casino’s fine,“ said General Manager John Ferrucci, but nobody can get to it because the road is covered with water. If the flooding recedes overnight, the road crews will be out to scrape away the debris and the casino will reopen tomorrow, he said.

At Hollywood Casino Bay St. Louis, „We are open,“ said spokesman Bob Davidge. He said there are hundreds of employees at the resort waiting to greet guests, including those evacuating from Texas ahead of Ike.

Although the parking lot of the Palace Casino in East Biloxi was partially under water this morning, the Palace and other Biloxi casinos remain open.