Reports Say Casinos in Louisiana Might Open By End of May
KLFY talked to the Chairman of the Louisiana Gaming Control Board, Ronnie Jones, in an interview about the possible opening of casinos in Louisiana. Casinos have been completely closed since mid-March, meaning not only have they lost millions in revenue, but the state of Louisiana has lost big as well.
According to the interview with Jones, assuming the numbers continue to flatten, casinos could be opened back up as soon as Memorial Day weekend. The only difference is that there will be guidelines placed on the casinos' gambling floors.
Jones says that the floors that are typically packed with gamblers will need to operate under reduced capacity based on the percentage of their normal capacity. The idea is to continue social distancing on the floors. Employees will need to wear masks while working, and spacing between table games and slot machines will need to be put in place.