Wild Horse Pass Casino and other Gila River gaming facilities are re-engaging their COVID-19 safety plan as they reopen after a two-week closure.
The casinos had closed in March for what was expected to be the peak of the pandemic and re-opened at the beginning of June. However, positive coronavirus tests caused them to close again June 18.
Today, the casinos (but not the hotels) are re-re-opening.
According to information released by Gila River, masks are mandatory. No smoking is not allowed on casino floors, and occupancy at each casino is reduced to 50%.
Guest temperatures will be checked at the door. Should a guest or team member’s temperature be at or above 100.4 degrees, a second test will be administered. If it remains elevated, they will not be allowed entry.
Casino hours are from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Its Cleaning Ambassadors Program has an alert system that dispatches a crew for instant cleaning.
Valet services are suspended. Inside seating is limited. Plexiglass dividers are in place between slot machines and at table games. The poker room at Wild Horse Pass is closed.
The hotel is expected to re-open Sept. 2.
Wild Horse Pass has opened the Fullhouse Café, Rizzo’s, Fatburger, Shutter Bar and River Bar. Still closed until further notice are Shula’s, Aroma, Ling & Louies, Room Service, Hotel Lobby Bar and Spotlight Lounge.
“Nothing is more important to our Community than the well-being of our team members and guests, children, elders and families,” said Gila River Indian Community Gov. Stephen Roe Lewis in an earlier statement. “Like our sister tribes and businesses all over Arizona, we have tried to do what is best for all, while processing new information and new guidelines about the pandemic with little in the way of definitive guidance.”
Gila River also operates Vee Quiva and Lone Butte.