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Suncoast hotel-casino in Las Vegas shares reopening safety strategy

Posted at 6:40 PM, Jun 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-02 21:44:28-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Suncoast hotel-casino is preparing itself for a June 4 reopening, as gaming returns to Nevada as part of the state's phase 2 recovering plan.

Property representatives said casino entrances will be reduced to two entries along with hand sanitizer given to guests and temperature checks before entering.

"You know this has been a long two months for our company and our team members and really our entire city," said David Strow, vice president of Boyd Gaming. "The opportunity to get back to business and get back to welcoming our customers - it's time to start having some fun again."

What is reopening and when during Phase 2 in Las Vegas

The Suncoast looks forward to having guests return, and there will be additional changes seen at the property. If a guest's temperature is higher than 100.4, staff will escort them to a secluded area for another check with a contact-less thermometer. If it does not decrease, then staff will assist them in finding medical attention.

Also, Plexiglass will be installed at most casino games, bowling, and bingo stations. Bingo players will have the option to play bingo digitally with an iPad.

"We're implementing social distancing practices, implementing temperature checks when you enter the building, and we are asking that folks wear face masks," Strow said.

Throughout the property, guests will also notice large blue signs on the floor, implementing social distancing - and only four people will be allowed to ride an elevator at a time.

"We had to chance to reopen 12 casinos in stages across the Midwest, and the south. So, we have some good practice with this," Strow said.

Boyd Gaming will open 9 properties June 4

Casino representatives said they hope guests understand that they are doing what it takes to reopen the Suncoast safely.

"We are doing what it takes to protect the health and safety of every person in this building and the health and safety of this community," Strow said.