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By Lisa Konupka on Wednesday August 5, 2020
casinos, Covid-19, mississippi, mississippi-delta, tunica
Are you wanting to visit Tunica but curious about what the casinos are doing to protect you from COVID-19? Here are 10 things to know before visiting.
Q. Are employees required to wear masks?
A. Yes, all casino employees are required to wear masks at all times. Employees are also screened and have their temperature taken before their shift.
Q. What steps are taken to ensure social distancing?
A. Per Mississippi Gaming Commission guidelines, a 50 percent capacity restriction will be enforced, table games and slot machines will be configured to allow for appropriate physical distancing, and valet parking will be temporarily discontinued. Complimentary self-parking will be available for guests.
Q. What changes have been made to table games?
A. Many casinos have installed plexiglass barriers between the dealers and each player. There is a three chair limit per table. Three player max on each side of dice table and staff will sanitize table game rails and chair after a guest leaves.
Q. Are guests required to wear a mask?
A. Yes, all persons entering a casino are required to wear a mask. There is also a mask mandate in place for the entire state of Mississippi.
Q. Are poker rooms open?
A. Yes, Horseshoe Casino’s poker room is open.
Q. Are pools open?
A. At this time the only pool open is at Sam’s Town Tunica Casino.
Q. Are sports books open?
A. Yes, our sports books are open and ready for you to place your bets!
Q. Are restaurants open for dine-in?
A. Most of the casino restaurants are open for dine-in or carry out. Please check with each casino to verify what is open and for hours.
Q. Is smoking allowed?
A. Yes, smoking is allowed unless otherwise stated at individual properties or if a property has a smoke-free area.
Q. Are hotels open?
A. Yes, the hotels are open and housekeeping room services are offered at checkout only, or upon request by guest.