Broken Water Pipe Forces Evacuation Of Encore Boston Harbor Poker Room

Broken Water Pipe Forces Evacuation Of Encore Boston Harbor Poker Room


STUDIOS IN BOSTON, THIS IS WBZ NEWS AT 11:00. CHIPS AND AN UNEXPECTED DIP AT THE NEW ENCORE CASINO IN EVERETT. WATER POURING FROM THE CEILING FORCES EVACUATIONS. THE PROBLEM WAS A BROKEN PIPE ABOVE THE POKER ROOM. THANKS FOR JOINING US. THIS MISHAP CAME AS A BIG SURPRISE FOR GAMBLERS. Reporter: CUSTOMERS WERE INSIDE PLAYING A GAME OF POKER WHEN THEY SAID IT FELT LIKE IT STARTED RAINING. A STRAIGHT FLUSH AT THE POKER TABLE WITH WATCHER POURING, SPLASHING ON THE TABLE. Reporter: WATER GUSHING OUT OF THE CEILINGS IN THE THREE- AND-A-HALF MONTH OLD ENCORE BOSTON HARBOR POKER ROOM. THE WATER KEPT COMING. THE NEXT SECTION OF THE CEILING STARTED COMING OUT. MAYBE WE SHOULD GET UP. Reporter: DON MARTINI WAS PLAYING WHEN HE HEARD AND SAW, THEN FELT THE INDOOR RAIN. CAUSED BY A BROKEN WATER PIPE. THEN, IT WAS CASH-OUT OR SWIM- OUT. WHEN EVERYONE WAS EVACUATED FROM THE POKER ROOM. IT WAS 300 PEOPLE IN THE SECTION THAT HAD HAPPENED. AND EVERYONE WAS JUST IN DISBELIEF. IT WAS LIKE, LOOK AT THIS. IT’S GETTING WORSE. AND, IT JUST KEPT CREEPING ACROSS THE CEILING AND MORE CAME OUT. YEAH. EVERYBODY WAS LIKE IT’S TIME TO GO. Reporter: HIS WIFE WAS DOWN AT THE SLOT MACHINES AND SAW THE RUSH OF PEOPLE FLEEING THE POKER TABLES. THEY WERE ALL TELLING EVERYONE THEY COULD TELL THAT THERE’S WATER COMING OUT OF THE CEILING AND EVERYONE HAS TO EVACUATE. Reporter: THE AREA DIRECTLY SPLASHED BY THE POURING WATER WILL BE CLOSED FOR A WHILE. BUT THE REST OF THE ROOM REOPENED. THE MARTINIS SAY IT WON’T STOP THEM FROM COMING BACK. IT’S GORGEOUS. THIS CAN’T REALLY BE HAPPENING TO A BRAND NEW PLACE. THE WHOLE SITUATION WAS BECAUSE OF A WATER LEAK ABOVE THE POKER ROOM. ONCE THAT WAS CLEARED AND CLEANED UP, EVERYONE WAS