Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino reopened its poker room Saturday afternoon, almost a week after a 13,000 gallon fish tank sprung a leak, flooding both of the facilitys casinos.
The first- and second-floor gaming casinos remained closed Saturday, with no estimate when they would reopen.
Its unfortunate we had to close five days, but were very grateful to our guests for their patience and understanding, said Mike Couch, Gulfstreams gaming director in a news release. With our poker room completed with new carpet, walls, artwork and furniture, we continue working around the clock on our casino and we will open as soon as possible.
On Sept. 2, the 13-foot-tall saltwater fish tank on the second floor began gushing water onto the floor. Workers began plugging the hole but 10,000 gallons leaked out. More than a dozen fish, including sharks, survived.