Last Vicksburg casino reopens as waters recede
Published: June 14,2011
VICKSBURG — DiamondJacks Casino and Hotel in Vicksburg is set to reopen tomorrow, 36 days after the Mississippi River flood forced the resort to close.
DiamondJacks, which suffered no water damage, will reopen at 3 p.m. The casino’s 400 employees received full pay and benefits during the shutdown, according to a news release.
The Clarion-Ledger reports that Mayor Paul Winfield, along with city tourism officials and DiamondJacks executives will celebrate the reopening during a news conference at 11 a.m. at the resort.
DiamondJacks is the last of Vicksburg’s five casinos to reopen as a result of floodwaters.
Grand Station Casino, which was closed for remodeling prior to the flood, reopened earlier this month. Rainbow Casino reopened in May and Ameristar and Riverwalk casinos remained open throughout the flood.
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