Since reopenings are starting to come across several states in the US, several casinos are starting to spice things up again with offerings for its users for the first time since lockdown happened.
Encore Boston Harbor reopened its spa Thursday, MGM Springfield is opening its steakhouse on weekends and Plainridge Park Casino, a racino, will be resuming 24/7 service.
Regulators told the Massachusetts newspaper that since the reopening, there have been very few compliance issues with the three gambling facilities.
Loretta Lillios, the deputy director of the gaming commission released the following statement: “On the safety and health measures, things are continuing to go well at each of the three properties with continued broad compliance by the casinos with the health and safety requirements, continued dedication of resources for sanitization, hygiene, the enforcement of mask protocol with their employees and with guests, enforcement of the beverage requirement limited to those seated while gaming, and overall acceptance by the patrons has been good with no significant issues to report at this time,”
Encore Boston Harbor is also planning to add 87 more gaming options by the end of October. When it opened, it had 2,449 options with 1,882 slot machines and 567 table games. Extra measures, however, are being made by not making every machine available within their land-based locations to ensure additional social distancing for the sake of on-site customers.
Bay State casinos have still outperformed the restrictions even though they’ve restricted operations to half capacity. In August, the three properties totaled about $71 million in revenue, which represents 83 percent of their output from a year ago when it was operating at full capacity showing once again the increasing profitability of the gambling market.