Isle of Capri Casino and Hotel Reopens After Two Months of Shutdown

Isle of Capri Casino and Hotel Reopens After Two Months of Shutdown

Boonville’s Isle of Capri Casino and Hotel has reopened for one week. The casino has reopened with limited capacity after a two-month shut down because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

People come back

About 100 people were on the floor on Tuesday, many of whom were senior citizens. The casino reopened after the statewide order that suspended all non-essential businesses. The casino was working with new guidelines. Gamblers were asked to use alternative slot machines. Blackjack tables now only feature three people instead of six.

Isle of Capri Casino and Hotel Reopens After Two Months of Shutdown

The gamblers available on the scene were not worried about the virus. One of the gamblers said that the media is blowing up the coronavirus threat and he doesn’t think that it is as big a deal that it is being shown. Another one of the casino goers said she is satisfied with the cleaning and safety procedures adopted at the premises. She said that the staff is taking good care of the premises and the guests.

People are optimistic

A casino goer, named Steven Doty said it is up to the people to decide whether they want to go out or not. He said that he has been practicing social distancing after the COVID-19 pandemic. He said that he would not advise people to either stay at home or venture out. They can decide for themselves. Wearing masks in the casino is not compulsory. However, the staff distributed free masks to people who wanted one.

Officials at the casino said that the employees are sanitizing and cleaning every inch of the property frequently. In August, a new restaurant will open up and replace the old Isle of Capri buffet as well. Anthony Carano, the president, and chief operating officer of Eldorado Resorts said,

“The health and safety of our team members and guests continue to be our number one priority. We have been working very hard over the last couple of months to prepare for the reopening.”

According to state health officials, most coronavirus related deaths in Missouri were reported in the 70+ age group.

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