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River Spirit Casino to be closed 'until further notice'

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Posted at 2:47 PM, May 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-30 16:38:43-04

TULSA — River Spirit Casino Resort officials on Thursday announced that the casino will be closed until further notice, updating a statement from the day before, in which the casino said it would be closed through June due to high water levels along the Arkansas River.

The property closed on May 22 as a result of the increased rise in the Arkansas River.

The company released the following statement on social media:

"Due to the rising water from the Arkansas River, River Spirit Casino Resort will remain closed until further notice. The safety of our employees and guests is our top priority.

To allow hotel guests to have time to make other travel arrangements, we have chosen to cancel reservations through the month of June. We have cancelled any upcoming reservation and guests will not incur any charges.

If you have ordered tickets for the upcoming Steve Miller and Marty Stuart or Luann de Lesseps, you will be receiving refunds."

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"While the photos and videos may appear alarming, we want to reassure the public that River Spirit, including the 27-story hotel, Margaritaville and Ruth’s Chris restaurants, and both our gaming floors remain unaffected by the water surrounding our property,” Chief Executive Officer Pat Crofts said. “We will have some amenities, such as the pool and spa that are on the ground level of the Resort, that may be impacted longer for clean-up and repairs.”

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