Kickapoo Casinos To Reopen With COVID-19 Restrictions

Wednesday, May 20th 2020, 4:38 am
By: Katelyn Ogle

The Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma reopened their gaming operations in the state on Wednesday after being closed for nine weeks. However, there are some changes the players will notice.

The Tribe said its two casinos in Harrah and Shawnee will open Wednesday at 8 a.m.

The new hours are Sunday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until Midnight, and Friday through Saturday 8 a.m. until 2 a.m. But the tribe said those times may change.

Players will get their temperature taken before they set foot inside the building and both patrons and staff will be expected to wear face masks.

Once inside, players will notice the games are more spaced out and protective shields have been installed to protect both the customer and the staff.

The tribe said the staff is increasing its cleaning practices as well. More sanitizing stations have been placed throughout the building and there are new protocols for e-games and slot machines.

The tribe said once a player sets down at an e-game or the slots, both machines on either side of the patron will automatically be out of order. Then when the player leaves, the tribe says that machine will also be closed off until the staff has thoroughly cleaned it.

The Tribe said the Redfork restaurant inside of the Harrah Casino will be open from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Customers must enter through the casino even if they’re underaged.

The restaurant will have a limited menu and to-go orders are still an option.