Horseshoe Southern Indiana, Belterra Park remain closed due to flooding

Feb 28, 2018 10:10 AM

Due to rising Ohio River conditions, Horseshoe Southern Indiana and Belterra Park home of a casino and racetrack in Cincinnati both remained closed on Wednesday.

Horseshoe Southern Indiana casino is losing about $731,113 per day resulting in Indiana losing an average of $255,049 a day in tax collections, according to local media.

Horseshoe officials say all scheduled promotions, events, and entertainment have been cancelled until further notice to protect guests and employees. Horseshoe Southern Indiana will reopen once water levels have receded to a safe level, according to company officials. Updates are available on Facebook and Twitter or by calling 866-605-9088.

Potential guests for Belterra, home to the historic thoroughbred track formerly known as River Downs and next door to Cincinnati’s historic Coney Island amusement and recreation facility, are also advised to check social media for updates. Racing is not scheduled to resume until April 27. Recent aerial photographs show the racing strip to be underwater.

The Ohio River is slowly heading back inside its banks after reaching its high point on Sunday. The National Weather Service (NWS) said the river crested at 57.77 nearly six feet above flood stage. The Ohio River will slowly recede during the week, but the river will remain above flood stage through Thursday, according to the NWS.