The images have been on social networks since a man named Joe Tall (@JoeTall) delivered them through a tweet that sparked controversy. Tall tweeted about that plexiglass divider prototype that just might be coming to Vegas. Some believe the dividers are there to provide comfort to gamblers. Another layer of protection. The state of Louisiana could resume activity next Friday, May 1, but it is not certain that this measure will include a green light for casinos.
In the comments of that same tweet, several users wondered how the possible contagion in the handling of chips that come and go permanently during a game will be combated. The strongest possibility that is evaluated is that at each table there are two dealers, one to deal cards and another to disinfect the chips.
Meanwhile, in Idaho, the Coeur d’Alene Casino is set to reopen Friday with safety measures in place including everyone to wear masks, increased distance between seating at restaurants, lounges and games, plexiglass barriers in some locations and enhanced cleaning.
Health precautions will be in place at Coeur d’Alene to limit the risk of transmitting coronavirus as gaming resumes there. That includes everyone on the property needing face masks or coverings. Players and other guests should come with their own masks. The casino will have only limited facial coverings.
The casino will also implement strict social distancing. There will be beefed-up cleaning on the gaming floor, too. Among the other safety protocols in place will be having every other gaming machine turned off. Additionally, there will be limited seating in casino lounges or restaurants.
Plexiglass barriers were already installed. The casino will be closed between 3 a.m. and 7 a.m. daily so crews can deep clean the interior. On Monday, there will be a limited reopening of the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel. Health and safety are the top priorities for the tribe in the reopening.