Saskatchewan to Reopen its Land-Based Casinos on 20 June
After an extended period of inactivity, in-house casinos across Saskatchewan have been given the go-ahead to reopen on 20 June.
After a lengthy suspension of activities, land-based casinos in Saskatchewan are ready to reopen. The Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority has advised that they will be resuming operations at each of its seven gambling venues on 20 June. All casinos will operate under a limited capacity to comply with the mandatory safety and health measures, as per the provincial government guidelines.
To curb the spread of COVID-19, Saskatchewan went into a lockdown at the end of 2020. As a result, all the province’s in-house casinos were forced to shut their doors. Subsequently, casino employees and gamblers alike had to wait several months for operations to resume.
The Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority informed that its casinos would reopen on 20 June, with a limited capacity of 150 individuals at a time. Additionally, social distancing rules will be enforced, with food and drinks services limited. The company remains hopeful that it will be able to increase its offerings once the restrictions are eased.
President of the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority, Zane Hansen, stated that the operator is very excited about reopening its gambling halls and welcoming back its guests. He ensured that the company has been systematic with implementing safety measures as the health of its players and staff remains their number one priority.
The Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority has also provided a working hours schedule for its properties once they reopen. Bear Claw Casino and Living Sky Casino will open each day from 10 am to 2 am. Painted Hand Casino will be open for business daily from 10 am to 3 am.
The remaining casinos will have a slightly modified schedule. Gold Eagle Casino will be operating from 10 am to 2 am Sunday to Thursday, and 10 am to 3 am on Fridays and Saturdays. Gold Horse Casino will operate Sunday to Thursday from 11 am to 1 am and from 11 am to 2 am on Fridays and Saturdays.
Dakota Dunes Casino will be welcoming guests from 10 am to 3 am from Sunday to Thursday and 10 am to 4 am on Fridays, Saturdays, and public holidays. Northern Lights Casino will work Sunday to Thursday from 10 am to 3 am, and on Fridays, Saturdays, and public holidays from 10 am to 4 am.