Island Resort in Michigan Will Reopen Bingo and Slots This Wednesday

Island Resort in Michigan Will Reopen Bingo and Slots This Wednesday

The Island Resort and Casino in Michigan is planning to reopen its gates for business on Wednesday morning. However, the tribal property will only allow bingo and slots on its premises.

Precautionary open

The resort will be following multiple health precautions. The commercial casinos in the state will remain shut. Governor Gretchen Whitmer is facing criticism on her plans to keep all non-essential businesses closed. Island Resort will be offering limited food and bar offerings next week. It also plans to open the hotel and golf course by the end of the month. In the last stage of reopening, it would focus on table games, convention centers, poker, and spa.

Island Resort in Michigan Will Reopen Bingo and Slots This Wednesday

The Island Resort and Casino is operated by the Hannahville Indian Community and has remained shut since March 21. However, the tribal casinos are not regulated by the Michigan Gaming Control Board. Tribal casinos chose to shut down voluntarily after the state officials gave safety guidance to businesses. Regarding its reopening, the casino executives highlight that they are following all the necessary standards and procedures from the National Indian Gaming Commission. They also remain committed to ensuring the safety of workers and players.

What precautions will the casino follow?

The general manager of the casino, Tony Mancilla, released a statement saying,

“All industry precautions are being taken at this time. The facility will be cleaned and sanitized on a continual basis.”

All employees and players will get their temperatures checked at the entrance using infrared thermometers. People with a fever of over 100 degrees will not be allowed on the premises. The casino will also offer face masks to guests and players and keep hand sanitizer stations throughout the property. All food and beverages will be served in carry-out packages and guests could be provided with individual golf carts if they request one.

In a Facebook post, the casino said that it aims to provide quality service and entertainment to its guests while working in the safest manner. The casino has also advised all guests and employees who do not feel well to stay at home and follow guidelines from the CDC. It also urged vulnerable individuals to take special precautions and avoid visiting the facility.

Some people are criticizing the casino for being “greedy” and focusing only on money at the time of crisis. It is important to note that casinos form a large part of tribal income which is used for running their sovereign communities.

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