NIAGARA FALLS, NY (WKBW) — The Seneca Niagara Casino is less than a week away from reopening.
"I think everyone is anxious to get not only back to work but back to the energy and excitement that we have to offer to our guests," David Sheridan, Interim CEO and CFO said.
June 18th is when the Casino will open back up to guests but they'll be operating differently. It starts the moment you walk in the door when each guest must get a temperature scan. As long as it's below 100.4, they can enter the casino floor, wearing a mask at all times.
Hand sanitizing stations and Purel wipes are readily available to all guests while a clean team will be making their way around the casino, wiping down the equipment.
"You'll hear messaging around the Casino telling people please go wash your hands," General Manager Patrick Bassney said. "The safety of our guests and our team members is paramount to all of us."
Table games are closed for the time being but slot machines and kiosks in the sports lounge will be open. "Out of order" signs will be placed on various machines to enforce social distancing.
"It's to make sure everyone's safe," Assistant General Manager Joanne Isreal said. "They can really enjoy their stay so they don't have to worry that they're too close to the next person."
Morrie's will be open for grab-and-go food and non-alcoholic drink options. Blues Burgers will be open too along with socially-distant dining tables. Aces Bar and the former KENO bar will be serving non-alcoholic drinks with strict social distancing protocols.
Hours will be shortened for now as well. The Casino will be open everyday from 10am-2am with deep cleaning taking place each night. The Hotel and Spa & Salon will remain closed for the time being.
As for the other Seneca Casinos, Buffalo Creek will begin its phased opening on June 25th with Allegany to follow on July 2nd.
You can find all of the information you need to know before heading to the Casino here.