“When we reopen, our goal is to have a plan that will provide a smart and measured approach. The casinos located in Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs include Rivers Philadelphia, Harrah’s Philadelphia, Valley Forge Casino, and Parx. If PA casinos want to copy their homework or players want to get a possible glimpse into what their next visit might look like, here are some key points from the 23-page program. In March, Wind Creek reported $14.6 million in revenue, a jarring 71% decrease from the previous year. 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At time of writing, the state is in the red phase. With this in mind, we are working closely with the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board and state and local leaders to develop a comprehensive plan to prepare for the eventual reopening of The Meadows and Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course. He did not mention any possible reopening dates for casinos or racetracks in the Commonwealth. We look forward to welcoming guests back to Parx Casino ®. I mean no I think that’s obvious to everyone. Wind Creek’s reopening, like the state, will be conducted in phases. Call 1-800-GAMBLER if you have a gambling problem. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) ordered the remaining casinos to close by March 17 effectively shuttering all twelve of the state’s brick-and-mortar casinos. Of the 24 counties, only Erie is home to a casino (Presque Isle). All commercial casinos in the U.S. are presently closed.”. As time goes on, and we see where this virus goes and what type of vaccines and other immunizations come forward, that will change. As we reopen, you will notice many changes we have made based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Information on how to book appointments will be available soon. As of March 25, all 465 commercial casinos in the United States closed. “I think we are certainly hopeful that this isn’t a permanent situation as much as it is an evolving situation and that as the world gets our arms around this COVID-19 issue that we will return to normal, whether that’s later this year or into next year.”. On Monday, June 29th, Parx will reopen to the public at 9am. “We don’t have a date yet, but I assure you, it will be the very first moment that we can provide guests and team members a fun and exciting experience without taking irresponsible public health risks.”. Will it stop a direct sneeze on someone? Rivers Casino will reopen when the state determines that it’s safe to do so. Changes are also being made to self-service areas of food service, retail outlets, and other high-traffic areas throughout the property to ensure safety. We are currently working with state and local officials across the country to gain a better understanding of when we will be able to reopen and what reopening may look like. 21+: PlayPennsylvania.com and all content herein is intended for audiences 21 years and older. Play Pennsylvania reached out to a number of casinos to ask for comment on plans to resume operations and possible safety measures. We look forward to welcoming guests back to Parx Racing ®.On Monday, July 6th, Parx will reopen to the public at 11:30am. However, casinos are only approved to open during the green phase, not the yellow phase: Decisions to reopen and move forward with phases depend on various factors. Johns Hopkins Universities. Rivers Casino Pittsburgh will be the first to reopen, the venue welcoming back guests beginning tomorrow morning, June 9, at 9 a.m. ... Parx Casino … The idea is being pitched to other casinos. It probably won’t be perfect, and it will evolve once put into practice. Casino supervisors and managers, Four chair/guest maximum per big baccarat table, Three players maximum on each side of dice tables, Supervisors to sanitize race carrels and chairs after each guest, Ticket writer to sanitize the counter after each guest. El Cortez general manager Adam Wiesberg commented on Screaming Images principal James Swanson and the safety shield: “When he reached out about this new technology, and with everything being such an unknown to us and the industry, any new idea that could potentially work to protect employees and customers we’re willing to take a look at.”. Highlights of Wind Creek’s planned expansion: Lehighvalleylive.com reported that every day Wind Creek casino is closed, the city of Bethlehem loses about $26,000. You have to think of it as limited capacity or limited access into the building, social distancing at bars and anywhere else where people gather. The poker room will be closed until further notice, Parx has increased the frequency of cleaning and sanitizing throughout the premises, focusing on high touch areas, All employees are required to have their temperatures taken and if it is above 100.4 degrees F, they will be denied entry, All employees will wear masks in public and PPE will be available, All employees must wash their hands every 60 minutes. Many Pennsylvanians stayed home to flatten the curve and slow the number of infections. Wynn Las Vegas Health and Sanitation Program was developed with three leading public health professionals and fellows of Georgetown and Johns Hopkins Universities. At a minimum, it would be a fair assumption that masks would be required for entrance to Pennsylvania casinos. For Pennsylvania, Governor Wolf is following a color-coded three-phase schedule for reopening the state region-by-region. Smith provided some positives in a historically long time of closure for casinos instead of dwelling on the negatives. At this time, we do not know specifically when state and local government, in consultation with health experts will give the okay for casinos to reopen. In initial press releases and social media posts announcing closures, some casinos indicated they would be closed for two weeks. The dividers are currently being tested at El Cortez in downtown Las Vegas. Board staff is confident the reopening will coincide with responsible initiatives taken by casino operators and VGT operators. While I wish we could safely swing our doors open and invite everyone in all at once, our reopening will be conducted in phases. Eric Schippers, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs & Government Relations for Penn National Gaming, said the following: “The safety and wellbeing of our team members and customers is our top priority.