TUNICA, MS (WMC) - Horseshoe Tunica and Tunica Roadhouse Casino & Hotel in Tunica, Mississippi, went dark for an hour Saturday night, joining millions of people across the world celebrating Earth Hour.
People, including Horseshoe, celebrating Earth Hour shut off all non-essential lighting as a bold statement of collective concern for the environment.
Earth Hour marks the beginning of Earth Month, which is a 43-day celebration that helps 'foster Caesars Mid-South's environment drive to promote environmental awareness and engagement.'
"Environmental stewardship is one of the four pillars of Caesars Code of Commitment and represents our promise to preserve the planet for current and future generations. Our participation in Earth Hour serves to remind our guests, our employees, and our local communities that even the smallest changes can help with the environment," Regional President of Caesars Mid-South R. Scott Barber said.
Caesars Entertainment has participated in Earth Hour for nine years consecutively. The company's properties throughout the nation turned off their non-essential lights in celebration.
Horseshoe's enormous, iconic sign was turned off, among other non-essential lights, from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The celebration of Earth Hour began in Sydney, Australia in 2007. Today, more than 170 countries worldwide participate.
To learn more about Earth Hour, click here.