Three More PA Casinos Reopen, Rivers Casino Pittsburgh Again Closes

Three More PA Casinos Reopen, Rivers Casino Pittsburgh Again Closes

PA Casinos Reopened

It’s been a tough year for PA casinos over the last few months as they have been shut down since March. But that is slowly changing as three more PA casinos opened over the last few days. The last few openings now mean that 11 out of 12 of PA casinos have been reopened for the 4th of July weekend.

Reopenings come with significant safety precautions

The latest casino reopenings include the Valley Forge Casino Resort, Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack and the Parx Casino. The first two casinos reopened early Friday while Parx Casino opened its doors on Monday.

Like many casinos that are reopening, they are employing significant safety measures including operating at 50% capacity. Casinos are also reducing and limiting the number of slot machines and adding space between players who are seated at table games.

At Harrah’s Philadelphia, visitors are checked for fevers with visitors not allowed in if their temperature is above 100.4 Employees and visitors are also required to wear masks.

As casinos open, poker rooms are still not authorized to reopen — and will not for the immediate future — until health guidelines for coronavirus infections change.

What about Rivers Pittsburgh?

While most of PA casinos have been reopened, there was a reminder that the situation in the state is fluid and is still subject to change.

On Friday, July 3rd, the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh had to close after being open since June 9th. They closed again early this morning as COVID-19 spread through the area. At least three Rivers Casino employees had tested positive for the virus since the casino reopened on June 9th.

In addition to the Pittsburgh Rivers Casino closure, bars, restaurants, nightclubs and taverns with 25 more people were ordered to be closed by the Allegheny County Health Department for one week.

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