Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino was short on luck over the weekend when its 13,000-gallon fish tank flooded two floors of the casino early Sunday morning.
A “breach” in the fish tank just after midnight caused about 10,000 gallons of water to spill onto the second and then first floors of the casino, CBS Miami reports, keeping it closed for the last two days. Guests heard a crack, pop, and then saw the water flood.
"All we heard was a big bang and all the water started shooting out the top of the tank," casino employee Lucille Sfalanga told the Sun Sentinel. "It sounded like a cannon."
Staff has been using dehumidifiers and fans to dry out the drenched carpets at the casino, and engineers are figuring out what caused the tank to break.
Casino officials said all the fish were rescued from the tank.
"We are currently assessing the damage and working on reopening the casinos," Mike Couch, Gulfstream's director of gaming, said in the release. "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."
More than 100 fish call the floor-to-ceiling tank home, including sharks, angel fish, grouper and lionfish.
On Monday evening, the casino’s Facebook announced that the casino is still closed and would post more updates. Shopping and dining in the Gulfstream Village will not be affected by the casino closing.
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