Potowatomi Hotel & Casino to begin phased reopening on June 8

Posted at 11:22 AM, Jun 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-05 12:31:12-04

Potowatomi Hotel & Casino is going to resume operations for invited guests in a phased approach June 8.

The hotel and casino said that it would reopen on June 8 at 9 a.m. for a "soft reopening" to invited guests only. The soft reopening would take place from June 8 through June 9.

On June 10, the casino would open to existing Fire Keeper's Club members only, with one guest allowed. Members could make an online reservation here or through its app. Four three-hour reservation windows will be available to guests daily.

There will also be a variety of changes to the way the casino operates, including temperature checks at entry, reduced hours of operation, no smoking and more. The casino said that people cannot come to the property unless they are invited or have a specific reservation.

Other changes to the operations include:

  • An online guest reservation system.
  • Limited capacity with a maximum of 600 guests at any time.
  • Limited gaming: Plexiglass divider panels have been added to slot machines; table games, off-track betting and poker/bingo will be closed.
  • An outdoor smoking area will be available.
  • Requirement of face masks to be worn by guests and team members while in the building.
  • No dine-in service; take-out service available at RuYi, Fire Pit Sports Bar & Grill and Canal Street Cafe
  • Twenty-five percent of rooms will be available for guest stays.

“We look forward to welcoming guests and team members back. Because of the priority we place on everyone’s health and safety during this unique time, we’ve implemented a number of changes to reflect that focus,” said Rodney Ferguson, CEO and General Manager of the property. “These changes are not meant to be permanent, but will be kept in place until it’s safe to move closer to pre-pandemic operations.”

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