Mississippi casino redesigned for social distancing

Palace Casino Resort will reopen with a compelte redesign of its slot floor.
Palace Casino Resort will reopen with a compelte redesign of its slot floor.

Palace Casino Resort has reworked its gaming floor so that slot machines are no longer side by side.

US.- One of the largest casinos in Mississippi has completely redesigned its gaming floor to encourage social distancing as it prepares to reopen its doors amid the Coronavirus crisis.

Palace Casino Resort in Biloxi has unveiled its reworked gaming floor on its website, including how slot machines had been rearranged so they are not side by side.

General Manager of the Palace Casino Resort, Keith Crosby, said: “We knew the game had changed and visiting a casino would not be the same for a very long time.

“We wanted to go beyond cleaning and sanitising to provide an even safer casino with greater distancing to avoid gaming next to anyone.

“There was never a question about what had to be done to protect our customers.

“We decided early on that when we reopen, we would suspend gaming activity in the casino between 3am and 8am every day to thoroughly clean and disinfect surfaces, including UV disinfection of gaming chips.”

Mississippi is due to end Covid-19 lockdown measures on May 11 with the casino keen to reopen its doors.

Brosby added: “We have missed our guests and team members and can’t wait to welcome everyone back as soon as it’s safe and we have approval to do so. There is a real difference here at The Palace and I think everyone will appreciate it.”

Meanwhile, Mississippi recently reported low revenue figures in its sports betting market since Covid-19 hit the state.

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