Hurricane Imar has caused severe damage to the Caribbean and is moving towards Florida. This category five storm started from the Atlantic Ocean at 180mph. So far ten people are dead, and islands such as Barbuda has been left in a shocking state. Once the storm is over, there will be a lot of implications on various countries, their people and the economy.
As the storm approaches Florida, casinos in the state are preparing themselves to weather the storm. Read on to find out how they want to live through the storm.
Poker Events Cancelled
Due to this storm that is more forceful than ever, land-based casinos and poker rooms will be affected. Their revenues and damages to buildings will be severely affected.
StreamBoat2 had to evacuate the boat when PokerStars and Bill Perkins were planning to launch it. The plan was to launch it in the British Virgin Islands. However, thanks to Mother Nature’s wrath they had to cancel the event. Matt and Jaime Staples were going to live stream their World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) game.
In Florida at the Seminole Casino Hotel, the WPT Deepstacks was organized to take place, and it too was cancelled. It was scheduled to be held from 1 to 10 September. It has now been cancelled because of the fear of what is to come with the winds that have already started.
There was also a horse racing event due to take place at the Florida’s Gulfstream and Park. It was to be hosted by the Stronach Group. Yet they monitored the storm and made the decision to postpone it until next week Wednesday.
As it always goes, there is nothing that people can do about the storm except to prepare to live through it and what to do after it as passed. Same goes for the land-based casinos. The Caribbean and Florida will be hit by the Hurricane Imar this week and will leave devastation its wake.
However, it seems that is not the only places that have been affected by storms. In the days that have passed a typhoon hit the Macau casinos and caused $1.87 billion damages. We, at Can Casinos, hope that all of our readers remain safe and prepare as well as they can through this tough time.