Floods Leave Mark On Alton Casino Revenue

(Alton, IL) — Recent floods have diluted the December revenues at the Alton Argosy casino. High water on the Mississippi River forced the gambling hall to close for several days last month, and that’s resulted in a 23-percent plunge in the take. Even though all of the St. Louis area casinos on both sides of the state line are near the Mississippi or Missouri rivers, the Argosy Alton was the only one directly affected by the flood.