Joining a handful of other Sacramento-area gambling properties, Cache Creek Casino Resort has announced a date to resume operations as the struggling industry has started re-emerging from the corona virus shutdown.
The Yolo County casino, which is located roughly 40 miles northwest of Sacramento and has grown to become one of the Northern California’s largest casino resorts over the past many years, has announced that it will reopen its doors to the public on 8th of June.
Cache Creek Casino Resort is owned and operated by the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation Tribe. Ben Deci, a spokesperson for the tribe, said that the reopening date was selected in consultation with Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office.
Kari Stout-Smith, general manager for Cache Creek Casino Resort, said that the facility would install non-invasive thermal scans to take workers’ and visitors’ temperatures. In other words, all workers as well as visitors will have to undergo temperature checks before entering the venue. Other precautionary measures will include marking of certain areas to ensure social distancing, which is must to prevent corona virus transmissions. The workers and guests will have to wear face masks as well. All gaming tables and slot machines are being cleaned and sanitized as part of the ongoing reopening preparations.
Stout-Smith added that the reopened gaming facility would bring a new experience for workers and gamers alike, after the prolonged corona virus pandemic. Speaking on the topic, she said, “When you come to the casino. It will be a new experience for all of us.”
The first Sacramento-area casino to resume operations was Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, which is situated close to Wheatland. When it opened its doors to the public on 21st of May, it attracted large crowds of gamers. Many tribal casinos in Southern California have also resumed operations. Only Harrah’s casino in Amador County has yet to announce a date for resuming operations.
Besides Cache Creek Casino Resort, three other tribal casinos, namely Red Hawk, Thunder Valley and Jackson Rancheria, are also set to resume operations on 8th of June. All the casinos said they selected the reopening date in consultation with Gov. Newsom’s office. It is interesting to note here that the governor’s office can not prohibit tribal casinos from reopening, simply because of their sovereign nation status.