Legionnaires Fears at the Rio, Host Hotel of the 2017 WSOP

Written by:
Guest
Published on:
Jun/12/2017

Two guests of the Rio Las Vegas Hotel and Casino in March and April, respectively, have come down with Legionnaires’ disease.  The two individuals made separate trips to Las Vegas hotel and did not know one another.  This has those participating in the 2017 World Series of Poker a bit apprehensive considering the event is taking place at the Rio.

Legionnaires' disease, a form of pneumonia, doesn't spread from person to person. Instead, the bacteria spreads through mist, such as from air-conditioning units for large buildings.

Symptoms of the disease include cough, fever, chills, shortness of breath, muscle aches, headaches, and diarrhea.  The fatality rate is as high as 50 percent if not treated immediately.

Mark Bergtholdt, environmental health supervisor, says the hotel began using chlorine at high temperatures on Thursday to disinfect its rooms and water system.  The Southern Nevada Health District and Caesars Entertainment did acknowledge that the testing came back positive for traces of the bacteria.

Another Vegas property, the MGM Grand, found itself fighting off bad press after a video went viral purporting to show bed bugs in one of the rooms.

 

- Jagajeet Chiba, Gambling911.com

GET THE LATEST WSOP UPDATES HERE

video News

Seahawks vs. Jaguars Betting Odds

Seahawks vs. Jaguars Betting Odds

Another critical game Sunday as the Seahawks and Jaguars battle in their respective divisions.  The Seahawks were coming in as a +2.5 underdog on the road in Jacksonville.

RBS's Davies Says Bitcoin Is 'Irrational Exuberance’

Howard Davies, chairman at RBS, discusses bitcoin as the cryptocurrency surges above $15,000. He speaks on "Bloomberg Surveillance."

Bitcoin Crosses Through $17000 as Concerns Mount - BBC News

Bitcoin Crosses Through $17000 as Concerns Mount - BBC News

Bitcoin briefly crossed through the $17,000 (£12,615) mark in volatile Asian trading, extending its record breaking run.

GVC Makes $5.2 Billion Bid for Ladbrokes

GVC Makes $5.2 Billion Bid for Ladbrokes

Bookmaker GVC Holdings has offered to buy Ladbrokes Coral for up to $5.2 billion to create a global online and high street betting giant able to take on rivals and cope with a tougher regulatory environment.

Online Casinos: Less Bonuses, Less Problems

CalvinAyre.com’s Becky Liggero talks to Simon Dunne of Broadway Gaming about how operators may attract new players and keep the loyal ones without spending too much money on bonus offers.

Syndicate