Casino Insider: Things to know before visiting SoCal casinos during the pandemic

Friday 4th December 2020

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Southern California's tribally-owned casinos have been open for about six months since voluntarily closing during the early stages of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Since reopening, they've changed their gaming operations; adjusted their mask and safety policies; and reopened amenities.

Trying to keep up with the latest changes can be dizzying. So this week we have an updated list of answers to frequently asked questions ranging from what temperature checks are like to which casinos have bingo right now. Read more.

Do you have questions you still want answered about Southern California's casinos? We want to hear from you! You can email reporter Alex Groves at

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Beyond Southern California...

Las Vegas casinos catering to locals are enduring the pandemic better than their palatial neighbors on the Strip, according to The Las Vegas Review-Journal. That may be because of a drop-off in midweek visitation from conventions, meetings and tradeshows that the Strip properties have traditionally relied on. Less people are flying into town, too.

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