The Lucky 7 Casino is reopening June 1 after more than 70 days being shuttered due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The doors will open at 8 a.m. with a long list of limited services developed in the casino’s Health and Sanitation Program in consultation with Del Norte County, and the governor’s office, according to John Scott, General Manager of the Lucky 7 Casino.
“We have heard from so many of our friends and guests that they can’t wait to come be with us again,” Scott wrote on Facebook. “We are very grateful for all the kind words and support. Our planning highlights how we are looking forward to carefully and cautiously re-opening and once again being your place for fun, excitement, relaxation and getting away from it all.”
Scott said in beginning to consider how to re-open, their planning has centered on safety for guests and staff, drawing guidance from the CDC, state and local health officials as well innovations from industry colleagues.
“Best-practices were adapted for our situation toward a careful, multi-phased opening over time,” Scott said.
The only entrance will be at the South Casino entrance at the back of the property. Guest occupancy will be limited to ensure physical distancing opportunities, with hand sanitizing stations, health sign reminders and social distancing barriers throughout the property.
The Lucky 7 will be enforcing the following measures:
• Temperature scans at the entrance
• Face masks required
• Limited to 160 people occupancy
• No smoking
• No alcoholic beverages
• Physical distancing
• Every other slot machine will be turned off
The casino will be open from 8 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week, and will be closed every night to allow cleaning crews to deep clean the property.
The restaurant will open June 3 with new, health safety procedures and a limited menu.
The hotel, lounge and table games will remain closed for the time being. Additionally, all group gatherings including bingo and concerts will continue to be suspended.
“There will be disturbances to what we are used to as we adapt to our new community situation. We hope to make these of minimal impact while providing a fun, and safe environment. We are grateful and proud of the strength, care and patience of our guests and staff as we go through these phases of opening together,” Scott wrote.
“If there is a significant change in the status of the COVID-19 virus within our community we will re-assess our decision and plan accordingly,” said Scott.
Director of Marketing Devin Jacot said the casino is still working on hosting its annual MDA Classic Car Show on Aug. 15, which usually generate $8,000 to $10,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. He said the casino is partnering with the Curry County Cruisers to finalize details.
In addition, Jacot said the 2020 Spring into Summer giveaway will pick up with it left off, with many qualifying tickets still in the barrel for drawing for a Cadillac XT5. Plans are to give the it away the weekend of the MDA Classic Car Show.
Jacot added check the casino’s Facebook page for developments in future plans and announcements.