WinnaVegas Casino Resort to Reopen June 12Return
Monday, June 8, 2020
Sloan, Iowa – WinnaVegas Casino Resort announced today that they will reopen and resume casino operations at 50% capacity on Friday, June 12 at 10am. The reopening process will be conducted in phases with select gaming machines and other amenities remaining closed in the initial phase. Time between phases will be based upon how safe guests are adhering to safety guidelines and protocols set forth by casino management.
“This is an exciting time for all of us at WinnaVegas,” said WinnaVegas General Manager Mayan Beltran, “Reopening the property signifies the first step back to that feeling of normalcy we’ve all been looking for…I’m excited for all our team members to get back to doing what they do best; providing the best gaming and entertainment experience possible for our guests.”
During phase one, food and beverage venues will have limited hours of operation with Kasu Café and Bingo Concessions open. The Flower Island Buffet will be converted to a restaurant style with table side service and a limited menu. The 360 Lounge and the Casino Bar will not permit standing or sitting. Food service will be available for to-go orders and sit-down dining service will be limited to allow for physical distancing between guests. Bingo sessions will adhere to social distancing and the total amount of guests allowed to play bingo will be limited to that capacity. Table Games including poker will remain closed in the initial phase and will reopen on a later date.
Also during phase one, the entire casino property will be non-smoking and will temporarily restrict anyone under 18 years old from entering the Resort. The hotel will be open from Thursday through Sunday and will be closed Sunday through Wednesday nights. Guest amenities will be limited with valet, golf simulators, video gaming room, fitness room and hotel pool remaining closed in the initial phase. High-contact areas including elevators, escalators, door handles and lobby areas will be cleaned and maintained often. WinnaVegas management plans to re-evaluate and make adjustments in the coming weeks and months to slowly open the remaining venues and amenities when it is safe to do so.
New property cleaning guidelines are being implemented to include several new initiatives such as the use of a self-cleaning antimicrobial coating throughout the property, physical distancing practices including floor decals, additional cleaning protocols, plexiglass shields, personal protective equipment (PPE), comprehensive team member training, safety and hygiene signage and several other procedures throughout the property to ensure a safe environment for all guests and team members.
Additionally, masks will be mandatory for all guests and team members while on the property. Entrance into the casino will include WinnaVegas team members greeting each guest to the resort and will be screened (external temperature check), asked to use hand sanitizer and must wear a mask or proper face covering both the nose and mouth. Appropriate signage will also be prominently displayed outlining proper mask usage and current physical distancing practices in use throughout the resort.
“We have incorporated the strictest guidelines, cleaning practices and protocols that ensure the safety of our team members and our guests who choose to come to WinnaVegas to be entertained,” continued Beltran, “Our #1 priority is the safety and well-being for anyone who visits WinnaVegas and we feel we have exceeded the guidelines for our industry.”
New casino hours of business operation will be 10am to Midnight, 7 days a week. Expanded hours of operation will be determined on a later date. Casino management will continue to utilize social media and their website (www.winnavegas.com) to communicate and inform the public on any new developments regarding the different phases of reopening the Casino Resort.