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Casinos allowed to reopen at 25% capacity

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New York casinos and video lottery terminal facilities can reopen at 25% capacity next week, with strict enforcement of face coverings, social distancing and other protocols at all times.

Casinos must leave six feet of distance between machines and can’t run food or beverage service on the gaming floor.

Masks can only be taken off when eating or drinking within separate dining areas.

Table games can’t operate until physical barriers approved by the state are installed between each player.

Officials with the Gaming Commission will make regular checks to ensure each business is compliant

“New Yorkers have done an extraordinary job – we flattened the curve in a way that no expert thought was possible,” Governor Cuomo said. “We’ve made the determination that we can safely reopen casinos with enhanced air filtration and strict safety protocols including mandatory masks and social distancing. This is good news and the right next step in our data-driven, phased reopening which is working.”

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