After nearly six months of shutdown due to public health concerns, Resorts World Casino opened its doors to the public this afternoon.
The entertainment hub has implemented an extensive safety plan in order to adhere to the State’s guidelines to ensure a safe reopening. All guests are required to wear masks and maintain a six foot distance from others outside their party.
Entry is limited to the bus lobby entrance, specific parking areas and the skybridge. Staff will conduct temperature checks at the door.
During the first phase of the reopening, guests will be able to enjoy electronic blackjack, baccarat and Three-Card Poker games with plexiglass dividers. Physical distancing panels will be erected on select slot machines. The casino has also installed sanitation stations, equipped hand sanitizer and wipes, throughout the floor.
“While the casino floor may look a little different, all of these changes are part of our 21-point plan, created with your health and safety in mind,” said Resorts World Casino New York City COO Scott Molina. “Regulating capacity on the casino floor will allow for easier social distancing, and sanitation stations will make it easy for you to wipe down electronic table games and other common areas before touching them. Once we are back open, we will constantly be evaluating the situation in order to gauge when we can return our full suite of amenities to our valued guests.”
State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., and Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato toured the facility yesterday, ensuring that all protocols were up to standard before the official opening.
“I was thankful to learn of Governor Cuomo’s decision,” said Senator Addabbo. “This will result in many of the furloughed casino workers returning to their jobs and providing for their families, while permitting our residents to visit these gaming sites to safely enjoy the amenities during these difficult times. The reopening of casinos will also be an economic generator for revenue and educational funding for our state, as we deal with the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.”