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Firekeepers Casino to reopen June 1, others expected soon after

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Posted at 7:40 AM, May 27, 2020

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Firekeepers Casino confirmed with Fox 17 that they plan to open at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 1.

In a release, tribal governments said four of Michigan’s tribes will reopen their seven casinos and gaming sites soon.

The release was not specific about an opening date for Gun Lake Casino, but Soaring Eagle will be holding what is called a "soft opening" from 10 a.m. May 29 to 8 a.m. June 1 with limited invited guests.

But, as with the reopening of other businesses, there will be a lot that is different, with each tribe deciding on specific changes.

The number of people allowed in the casinos will be limited, but the announcement was not specific on the number of customers that will be allowed.

The temperature of guests will be checked, and anyone with a temperature above 100.4 degrees F will not be admitted.

Social distancing will be maintained, which will limit the number of slot machines and games that can be played.

Staff will be wearing masks, gloves, and possibly other protective equipment.

Food and drink options will be limited by the need to limit human-to-human contact. Some hygienic practices by guests and staff will be enforced.

Special cleaning protocols will be in effect.