Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino south of Phoenix to reopen Friday

Monday 11th May 2020

PHOENIX -- The Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino located south of Phoenix will reopen Friday after being closed for about two months because of the coronavirus outbreak.

The Ak-Chin Tribal Council approved the reopening at 9 a.m. on Friday with enhanced social distancing measures and with some amenities of the casino that will remain closed.

The casino has been closed since March 19.

"Over the past several weeks the Tribal Council, along with Caesars management, have been monitoring the situation here in Arizona and across the country, making sure we had the best and most accurate information needed to reopen the casino," Robert Livingston, general manager of Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino, said in a press release.

"We look forward to welcoming back our casino guests in the coming days."

Upon reopening, the casino floor will be open for slot machines and limited blackjack tables that allow for proper social distancing.

The poker room, keno and bingo tables will remain closed indefinitely, the release said.

Some dining options will also reopen Friday, including Dunkin Donuts, Copper Cactus, Chop Block & Brew and Agaves.

All other dining options won't open Friday.

Also, the casino's hotel will begin to offer reservations beginning Friday night.

The opening of the casino comes with increased social distancing measures, including hand-sanitizing stations throughout the casino floor, masks for all employees and increased cleaning service in all common areas and throughout the back of the house.

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