California And Miami Casinos To Re-Close – While New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Minnesota Are Beginning To Open And Expand The Game Selection.
Avi Resort & Casino was closed on Monday “after COVID -19 planned for more than 400 team members” was generated with “several team members having tested positive for COVID -19,” according to a statement from the casino. The property will remain closed until July 10. Harrah’s Laughlin announced Thursday that seven of its employees have tested positive for the virus since reopening June 4.
But in other areas of the country, the government is preparing to reopen casinos. Atlantic City Casino officially reopens Thursday, albeit without in-room food, drinks and smoking. Governor Phil Murphy’s latest decision to limit indoor activities was the latest visit to the freebet.
Borgata, the city’s best-selling casino, decided to stay closed rather than open under those conditions, but Hard Rock Atlantic City took the opportunity and was the first to reopen on Thursday morning.
Tropicana, Bally’s, Caesars and Harrah’s all announced plans to open their doors on Friday. All Atlantic City casinos will operate at 25% capacity.
In Massachusetts, Governor Charlie Baker announced Thursday that casinos could reopen when Phase 3 of the multi-phase reopening plan begins Monday. The two largest casinos in the state, Encore Boston Harbor and MGM Springfield have yet to announce when their doors will open again.
According to a report from Mass Live, it is unlikely that it will reopen on Monday. Last week, regulators of the state gaming commission said poker, craps and roulette would not be allowed at the start of the reopening process.
Minnesota poker players will have even more options as soon as one of the largest poker rooms in the state reopens next week. Canterbury Park has been spreading blackjack since June 15, but their poker room will reopen on July 9 at 10 a.m.