Isle of Capri to close Natchez casino Sunday, Vicksburg still open

ST. LOUIS, MO (WLOX) - Officials with Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. are keeping a close eye on its properties along the rising Mississippi River.

"We recently closed our properties in Caruthersville, Missouri, and Lula, Mississippi," said Virginia McDowell, president and chief executive officer.

"Moving south, we have been working closely with officials from the City of Natchez and plan to close our casino on Sunday, May 8 unless circumstances change. We continue to face pressure in Vicksburg and we are continually monitoring conditions there. We have been in contact with our insurance carriers regarding property and business interruption claims."

On Sunday, May 1st, the company reopened its Davenport, Iowa facility after a 15 day closure as water levels receded there.

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