All Massachusetts casinos now open with restrictions

The regulator has allowed venues to resume operations.
The regulator has allowed venues to resume operations.

All casinos in Massachusetts have opened but must follow strict guidelines to prevent the spread of the Covid-19.

US.- MGM Springfield resumed operations this week, meaning that all casinos in Massachusetts have now reopened.

Plainridge Park Casino, a slots parlor and horse racing track in Plainville and Encore Boston Harbor in Everett had already reopened in the last week.

The venues had been shut for almost four months due to measures mandated by the government to prevent the spread of the Covid-19.

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has ordered casinos to follow strict guidelines to guarantee sanity measures.

Guests are asked to wear face masks inside the casinos. They are not allowed to carry or drink beverages while moving around the casino floor. Venues cannot open at full capacity and can only offer a limited dining service, while bars and nightclubs remain closed.

Other measures have been imposed by the individual companies. MGM and Encore have decided not to offer poker, roulette or craps games for now and plastic barriers have been installed at blackjack and other table games.

Slot machines have been spaced out and barriers installed at all three casinos. Encore has also been conducting temperature checks on guests and employees.

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