Casino Closed in Acapulco Pending Fire Safety Compliance
(Acapulco, NA 31 August) The entertainment center in Galerías Diana, Sports Book & Yak, was closed yesterday by local Civil Protection authorities for lack of compliance with preventive and security measures that guarantee the well-being of its customers in the event of an emergency, such as a fire.
The decision was taken after a fire drill performed at the location, during which officials noticed several deficiencies in physical plant and disorganization in the procedures employed by the entity for emergency evacuation. They noted the lack of illumination and the lack of anti-skid mats on the more than 100 steps used for escape. Escape facilities for the infirm and handicapped were missing altogether. Automatic LP gas shut-off valves and electrical power interrupters need to be installed as well.
The casino location will be closed for anywhere from 15 to 30 days to allow for the modification of the space and the installation of necessary equipment.