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Oklahoma Hard Rock Casino roof collapses

Tuesday morning’s snowstorm in Catoosa, Oklahoma, saw a portion of the Hard Rock Casino roof give way, but there were thankfully no injuries caused.

There were fewer than 100 gamblers in the premises during the snowstorm, with all the guests being successfully evacuated prior to the roof fully collapsing.

Amanda Clinton, a spokesperson for the casino operator Cherokee Nation, said, “Fewer than 100 guests were gambling in the casino during Tuesday morning's ferocious snowstorm when a casino staff member noticed Sheetrock in one of four areas of the 170,000-square-foot casino appeared to be showing signs of stress.” After assessing the situation, the general manager then decided to close the section of the casino.

The damaged section contained a poker room, slot machines and a small food service, which was part of the casino’s original 1992-built structure.

The show must go on and the Hard Rock is not letting the damage affect the rest of the business or the entertainment of its guests. The hotel and casino restaurants, convention center, retail operations and concert venue ‘The Joint’ still continue to function as normal.

Maria Pierides
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