The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines reopened today after a security camera glitch forced the casino to close abruptly overnight, depriving some players of the chance to cash out their earnings.
Casino officials said when the technical problem with the security camera system was found, they closed the building immediately.
The camera glitch was immediately repaired and security was never compromised according to casino officials.
However, many players were upset that they were forcibly evacuated without being able to cash out their winnings.
“I saw a guy in yellow run by the [blackjack] table and then he said all of a sudden, last hand and everyone’s out.” Luke Kovarik said. “I didn’t get cashed out so I have my chips.”
Officials said the cameras have since been fixed, and anyone with chips who was told to leave during the incident can return at any time and cash them in for their face value.