Casinos in New York will be allowed to reopen with public health restrictions such as reduced capacity and social distancing Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday.
Cuomo set a reopening date of Wednesday, Sept. 9. Casinos can reopen at 25 percent capacity, they will have to require masks and social distancing, and must install advanced air filtration systems.
Casinos will not be allowed to have table games unless they can install adequate physical barriers between players. No casino in New York has such barriers, budget Director Robert Mujica said. Slot machines will have to be separated by 6 feet or be separated by physical barriers.
The state’s Gaming Commission will enforce compliance.
Jake’s 58 says the casino will open Sept. 9th, but the hotel will open at a later date.
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