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Strict protocol

Argentine province of Misiones allows casinos reopening

The Provincial Institute of Lotteries and Casinos (IPLyC) of Misiones, Argentina, ordered by resolution to lift the operation ban for casinos and gambling halls in the province. As established, the operation of the gaming tables will be prohibited, and only the use of slots with a restrictive protocol will be allowed. The capital city, Posadas, has already set days and hours, as well as the protocol to operate.

Resolution 199 of the local authority provides for lifting the ban as of yesterday, Monday, September 14, although it will be each municipality that decides how the activity will be implemented in its locality (days and times enabled).

In article 2 of the legal instrument, the IPLyC specifically established that "the proposed permission does not include gaming tables" such as roulette, dice, cards, among others.

Attendees must wear face masks, have a minimum distance of 2 meters between each other within the premises and avoid crowding.

In the case of the capital city Posadas, the Municipality has already established that the rooms may be occupied up to 50% of their capacity and at the following times: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Monday to Thursday) and from 11 a.m. to 00 a.m. (Friday to Sunday). It is also established that there should be a special schedule for people in the risk group.

In the case of the restaurants of the gaming rooms, the capital commune established that they cannot have more than five people per table.

In the sanitary protocol established by the Ministries of Health, Government and Labor of Misiones, guidelines were established for the workers and owners of the gaming rooms. For example, a "correct ventilation" is required; "removal of furniture that is not directly related to gaming"; "use of cell phones is not allowed in the hall or staff work areas"; the use of "uniforms and shoes exclusively for work tasks with adequate and permanent disinfection"; have “sanitary stations” with alcohol gel: constant cleaning of machines, tables and all items used by customers in periods of no more than 30 minutes; the opening of premises one hour before for cleaning and prior disinfection; among other.

Source: GMB / Primera Edición (Misiones)