June 11, 2020

Detroit casinos to reopen with 15% limited capacity

Detroit casinos to reopen with 15% limited capacity

The Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) recently approved minimum reopening guidelines for the three commercial casinos in Detroit. The guidelines specify a 15% limit to each property and ban smoking on the gaming floor.

There remains no set date for the reopening after venues were forced to shut down on March 16 as the state went into lockdown to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

Although the date will be decided by an executive order from Governor Gretchen Whitmer, people now have an idea of what the venues will look like once they reopen thanks to the public health and safety protocols issued recently.

Each casino will be required to limit their entrance points and check their visitor’s temperature before allowing them inside. Casinos will be limited to 15% legal capacity based on maximums from the Fire Department.

Poker rooms will remain shuttered because it would be difficult to observe social distancing at the tables. A three-player limit will be enforced for other table games, although for roulette and baccarat would be four, and six for craps. All dealers are required to wear masks and face shields.

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