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posted: 6/22/2013 12:51 PM

Rivers Casino closes unexpectedly overnight; has reopened

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  • The Rivers Casino is back open and operating normally.

       The Rivers Casino is back open and operating normally.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer


Rivers Casino in Des Plaines was shut down for seven hours overnight, officials said.

A casino employee said the casino was closed from 2 a.m. to 9 a.m. due to "technical difficulties."

The employee refused to give more information, but other published reports say the security cameras shut down, causing the casino to close.

Calls to a company spokeswoman were not immediately returned.

Des Plaines Police Cmdr. Louis Wittmer said police assisted in helping people exit the casino around 2 a.m. Everything appeared to go smoothly as customers left and went home, he said.

"There were no incidents that were reported," he said.

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