Lucky Star Casino Reopens, Uses Technology To Promote Safety

Friday, May 15th 2020, 5:01 pm
By: Caleigh Bourgeois

Lucky Star Casino just north of El Reno reopened Friday to a line of eager visitors.

However, several precautions have been taken by staff to ensure the safety and health of everyone in the building.

Casino COO Andy Rednose said the casino is only operating at 50% capacity.

“You come in the front door. We’re going to do our best to take care of you,” Rednose said.

Each visit starts with a thermal camera temperature reading at the door.

“It takes a picture of your face and instantaneously gives you a temperature reading,” Rednose said.

Anyone measuring hot on the camera will have their temperature taken with a thermometer.

Guests are then offered a kit with hand sanitizer and a mask, which is strongly encouraged.

“It will be mandatory for our employees to wear gloves and masks,” Rednose said.

The casino’s restaurant is set up for social distancing with every other table blocked off.

Special software is being used to keep every other slot machine vacant.

“If one of our customers sits down and plays a slot machine, they’ll enter in their cash or tickets. The machine to the left and to the right of them will automatically shut down,” Rednose said.

Once a player cashes out, the machine sends a message to staff.

“An alert will be sent out our maintenance staff that the machine is dirty, and our maintenance staff will immediately come and clean the slot machines once the customer is done playing,” Rednose said.

Table games are closed.