EVERETT, MASS. (WHDH) - A water leak in an Encore Boston Harbor poker room prompted an evacuation of the area Friday afternoon.

Cellphone video shows water pouring down from the ceiling and people running away. Poker players said a tournament had just started when the waterfalls began, and gamblers in the packed room quickly fled.

“We sat down for poker and all of a sudden there was chaos, people running,” said poker player Nathan Abbott. “I looked up and water was coming from four or five different spots.”

“All of a sudden, like, it’s raining from the ceiling,” said poker player Nicole Straight. “I was like, ‘I better get my chips because who knows, chips are cash.'”

Straight said the Wynn Casino in Las Vegas will have artistic flourishes inside, and initially she thought this might be a similar event.

“I said wait, this is actually water falling down here, this is not a water feature,” Straight joked.

A spokesperson says the leak was isolated and has since been contained.

Unaffected areas of the poker room were re-opened at 7:45 p.m.

The leak has no impact on any other part of the building.

The cause of the leak remains under investigation.

This is a developing story; stay with 7NEWS on-air and online for the latest updates. 

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