ccording to a statement released Tuesday, Rhode Island’s two Twin River casinos will expand their reopenings today to include table games, as part of the next phase of the company’s phased plan.
Both the Lincoln and Tiverton locations were closed in March to stop the spread of COVID-19 and, with permission of the Rhode Island Lottery, the casinos resumed operations on June 8. During the previous phase of the reopening plans, the properties were open by invitation only.
In this new phase, attendance will be capped with up to 3,400 allowed at the Lincoln location, and approximately 900 allowed in at Tiverton, ABC 6 reports.
Table games will resume, with a maximum of three players at each table. Players and the dealer will be required to wear masks, and clear plastic dividers will be in place between everyone. Drink service will also be available from the tables.
Games will include blackjack, baccarat, Spanish 21, three-card poker, and “Let it Ride” poker, but not roulette or craps, the Providence Journal reports.
Hours of operation have been extended as well, from 10 a.m. to 3 a.m daily.
Other health safety protocols will remain in place. This includes having to present a photo ID on arrival to aid contact tracing, a thermal temperature check, and maintaining 6 to 10 feet of distance between anyone not in an individual’s party. Masks are required to be worn throughout the casino, and sanitizer and wipes have been placed at various places within the casino for guest use.
"Our pre-opening has gone exceptionally well and provided valuable and necessary training for our staff as we welcomed back guests on a very limited basis," said Marc Crisafulli, the president of both casinos. "We now feel comfortable broadening our offerings and expanding the number of guests in our two Rhode Island casinos, all the while adhering to the strict social distancing and health and safety protocols we have put in place for guests and team members alike."