omanche Nation Entertainment has announced that it will resume operations at its four casinos in Oklahoma: Comanche Nation Casino in Lawton, Comanche Red River Casino in Devo (June 12); and Comanche Spur Casino in Elgin and Comanche Star Casino in Walters (June 15).
The Comanche Travel Plazas and Quick Stops will also resume normal operating hours on June 15, Texoma's reports.
"The health and safety of our tribe members, our team members and our community has been our top priority," said Mia Tahdooahnippah, CEO of Comanche Nation Entertainment. "We have made significant investments at all of our properties to ensure the health and safety of our team members and patrons. “We look forward to welcoming our customers back to our properties with new safety procedures to prevent the spread of Coronavirus as much as possible."
Comanche Nation Casino and Comanche Red River Casino will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 4 a.m., and closed from 4 a.m. to 8 a.m. for sanitizing protocols. Comanche Spur and Comanche Star will resume regular business hours. Comanche Red River’s hotel will remain closed until further notice.
Gaming machines, bars (without seating), and beverage delivery service will be open. Table games, food services, restaurants, and casino shuttles will remain closed until further notice.
"We are opening every other gaming machine to maintain social distancing protocols," said Tahdooahnippah. "All others will remain disabled until further notice. All staff members have been thoroughly trained on new operating procedures and are eager to welcome their customers back to Comanche Nation Entertainment properties."
Among new protocols being implemented at Comanche Nation Entertainment properties in the first phase of reopenings are:
"Our new non-smoking protocol will be one of the biggest changes our guests will see at our properties," said Tahdooahnippah. "This decision was not made lightly, but follows the guidelines that have been recommended by health experts to help prevent the spread of the disease."
While future dates of subsequent opening phases have not been announced, Tahdooahnippah expects the majority of Comanche Nation Entertainment venues and services to be fully operational by the end of the year.
"We will closely consider state and CDC recommendations for the reopening of our hotel, restaurants, and other amenities in future phases," she said. "Our priority will always be the health and safety of our guests, team members, and community. We would like to express our sincere gratitude for your patience and understanding during this time when so much remains unknown. We are looking forward to welcoming the community back to Comanche Nation Entertainment properties."