In the first phase of reopening in Saskatchewan, casinos will be allowed to accommodate a maximum of 150 people. The simple screening will be mandatory before entering the casino.
Saskatchewan Indigenous Gaming Authority (SIGA) says that all the seven casinos in the province will reopen by the end of June. This will coincide with the second phase of the province’s reopening roadmap.
The casinos that will return to business on 20th June include The Gold Horse Casino, Gold Eagle Casino, Bear Claw Casino & Hotel, Living Sky Casino, Painted Hand Casino, Dakota Dunes Casino, and Northern Lights Casino.
Physical distancing and other measurements imposed by the provincial government health guidelines will be followed. Gaming and food services will also be available.
In a news release, SIGA President and CEO Zane Hansen expressed his delight about the return of gaming and entertainment.
“I’m very excited for our team members to return to what they do best, providing the best entertainment experience possible for our guests, even if that experience now looks a bit different.”
SIGA VP of Corporate Affairs Patricia Cook also expressed his excitement about the whole issue of normalization. Cook is also excited that the staff will finally be able to go back to work.
However, Cook made it clear that table games will be unavailable at the start, but will be reinstated from July. Restaurants will resume adhering to the same hygiene and distancing protocols. Until then, casino lovers can enjoy online slots in online casino sites.