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Eldorado reopens Missouri and Iowa casinos


Eldorado Resorts has announced the reopening of three casinos in Missouri and two facilities in Iowa, following a period of temporary closure in response to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

The Isle of Capri Casino Hotel Boonville, Isle of Capri Casino Kansas City and Lumière Place Casino & Hotels in Missouri have all resumed operations, as have the Isle Casino Hotel Bettendorf and Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo in Iowa.

Each location will adhere to new state-wide measures aimed at protecting both customers and staff, including regulations in Iowa that limit gaming capacity to 50% and a requirement to implement social distancing across the casino.

Eldorado has also developed its own list of health and safety protocols that it will implement at all of its casino locations as and when they reopen.

“As we resume operations at our facilities across the country, the health and safety of our team members and guests remains our number one priority,” Eldorado’s president and chief operating officer Anthony Carano said.

“We have been working very hard over the last two months to prepare for these reopenings and we look forward to providing the outstanding service and hospitality experiences our casinos in Missouri and Iowa are known for in a safe manner.”

The five reopenings mean 11 of Eldorado’s 23 casinos across the US are again welcoming customers, after the facilities were forced to close in March in line with individual state orders to combat the spread of Covid-19.

Eldorado restarted operations at its Eldorado Shreveport, Isle of Capri Lake Charles and Belle of Baton Rouge and on May 18, as well as at its Isle of Capri Casino Hotel Lula, Lady Luck Casino Vicksburg and Tropicana Casino Greenville in Mississippi on May 21.

Century Casinos this week also reopened two of its venues in Missouri, with both the Century Casino Cape Girardeau and the Century Casino Caruthersville now operating again.

Twin River Worldwide Holdings also announced that it aims to reopen 90% of its US bricks-and-mortar casinos by June 8 following the period of closure.