Illinois Gaming Board issues reopening guidelines
The Illinois Gaming Board has announced its guidelines for reopening following closures caused by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, with casinos to operate at 50% capacity and poker rooms staying closed.
Both casinos and video gaming terminal operators may return to activity when Illinois enters Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan, which can happen on 26 June at the earliest. All land-based gaming facilities have been shuttered since March 16.
Casinos will be limited to 50% of fire code occupancy, while poker rooms and table game tournaments will initially be prohibited, as will buffet food service.
Operators must create a “Pandemic Resumption Plan”, which must be approved by the board before activity can resume.
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