Isaac closing at least six Louisiana casinos

Aug 28, 2012

Tropical Storm Isaac is closing at least a half-dozen casinos in Louisiana — four in the New Orleans area, one in Baton Rouge and one in Morgan City.

The Treasure Chest in suburban Kenner closed Monday afternoon, and Boomtown New Orleans was closing at 10 p.m. Monday. Harrah's Casino, the only state-regulated land casino in Louisiana, was closing a minute before midnight, and the Amelia Belle in Morgan City at midnight.

The Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots was closing at 10 p.m. Monday, though its off-track betting parlor was staying open until the end of the evening's scheduled simulcasting. It said all Fair Grounds properties, including 10 off-track betting and OTB casino locations, will be closed Tuesday.

Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge was closing at 4 a.m. Tuesday.