Maryland casinos reopen with restrictions

Maryland casinos have reopened with limited capacity.
Maryland casinos have reopened with limited capacity.

The casino Maryland Live has reopened only to VIP clients with reservations.

US.- Maryland casinos have reopened after three months of closure due to the coronavirus outbreak. The state decided to allow the venues to be back in operations but with strict restrictions in place.

Governor Larry Hogan announced on June 11 that business in the state would be allowed to reopen indoor venues, such as restaurants, gyms and casinos, in line with the decisions of other states throughout the country.

However, Maryland Live, one of the state’s largest casinos, is receiving only top-tier VIPs clients who make a reservation in advance.

It is expected that the casino will phase in lower-level VIPs over the next week and open to the general public from June 29, but with a 25 per cent capacity limit in place.

Plexiglass barriers have already been placed at tables in the poker rooms.

According to casino officials more than 2,000 employees have been brought back to work. The casino’s closure in March reportedly led the company to lay off 2,400 people.

AP news agency said that casinos near Cumberland, Ocean City and in Perryville have also reopened, but the state’s biggest casino, MGM National Harbor in Prince George’s County, remains closed. The Horseshoe casino in Baltimore is scheduled to open June 28.

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