Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino closes spa, cancels 5K Poker Run
Monday 16th March 2020
With the full support of the Ak-Chin Indian Community Tribal Council, Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino announced effective immediately it will temporarily close The Spa. The casino is also canceling its sixth annual Poker Run, which was to have been April 11.
Spa Director Melissa Tuanaki, said the closure "is a precautionary step to protect employees and guests. The Spa at Harrah's Ak-Chin is a healing space where health and wellness are at the forefront of everything we do. Temporarily closing The Spa is the right step toward keeping employees and community members safe and healthy."
Guests with current reservations will be notified about the temporary closure and will receive a full refund for any deposit.
The cancellation of the 5K Poker Run is a direct result of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recommendation against holding any events or group gatherings of 50 or more people across the United States over the next eight weeks.
"Caring for the safety and well-being of our employees, guests and community has always been our top priority," said Robert Livingston, general manager. "While we're disappointed that we have to cancel the event, we know it's the right things to do."
Individuals registered for the 5K Poker Run will receive a refund on the card used at purchase. Please allow up to three weeks for processing.
During this time, Harrah's will continue to monitor the World Health Organization, the CDC and local health agencies for the latest developments relating to COVID-19 and will continue to follow the guidance of local and state government and public health officials.