Dover Downs closes poker room

The casino said that it only moved its poker tables to the casino floor. Credits:

The Delaware casino Dover Downs has revealed that its poker room has been closed.

US.- Dover Downs Casino has announced that it decided to close the poker room featured on the third floor of the facility. While there were rumours that the casino would lay off all of its poker staff, the casino said that it only moved its poker tables to the casino floor.

“Today is our first day of poker on the floor, so we do have poker! There will be NO poker room on the third floor anymore. The Poker tables now on the Casino floor answer to table games and no longer operate as a separate entity,” Nicholas Polcino Jr., the new vice president and general manager said.

“All other personnel (Poker Director is no longer with the company) that could be transferred to table games were transferred. The employees that only had poker experience have been given the opportunity to learn other games as well so they are able to transfer between various games if they desire.”

The casino is under Twin River Worldwide Holdings’ management after a merge with Dover Downs back in March. As part of the transaction, Twin River became a publicly traded company, while Dover Down’s stock was exchanged for Twin River common shares representing 7.2% of the equity in the combined company at closing.

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