Two Gulfstream Casinos Closed After Aquarium Leak

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Two casinos at Gulfstream Park had to be closed after a 13,000-gallon aquarium sprang a leak.
A seam in the aquarium in the second-floor casino cracked open early Sunday.
President and general manager Tim Ritvo says two floors of slot machines and the poker room will be closed for at least a few days. Gulfstream's shops, dining rooms and simulcast area remain open.
Director of gaming Mike Couch says casino employees raced to plug the leak with towels from the bar area.
About 3,000 gallons of water remained in the saltwater aquarium. Couch says that was enough to keep more than a dozen fish safe and swimming until they could be moved to another aquarium. The fish include sharks, a lion fish, a puffer fish and various tropical species.


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