River Cree Casino Re-Launches Table Games

By Ben Hamill - September 08 2020
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River Cree Casino Re-Launches Table Games

Following a harrowing 6 months-long safety moratorium on all gaming activities across Alberta province, government at long last gave the official June 12 reopening thumbs-up. Slot machines and VLTs would be permitted to resume operations but table games, sadly, were to remain shuttered for a further period of time.

Due to table games posing an increased threat to the health and safety of players as well as casino employees, government recommended that games such as Blackjack, Poker, and Baccarat, remain closed until further notice.

But all of this came to end recently when government provided the long-anticipated green light for the reopening of table games also. And local Alberta casinos such as River Cree Resort and Casino have expressed their eagerness not only at a prompt table games-relaunch, but also a relaunch that is both health safety-conscious as well as flexibly secure.

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Health & Safety Protocols

Several measures have now been implemented at those table games operated by River Cree Resort and Casino – which measures include the erection of partitioning plexiglass shields on the venue’s gaming tables.

Existing safety protocols in place ever since the reopening of slot machines include temperature checks performed at all entrances and exits, certain limits imposed on the number of customers allowed on the casino floor at any given time, the keeping of sufficient physical distancing in between customers as well as in between customers and members and staff, the wearing of face masks by staff and by customers, and the round-the-clock availability of hand sanitizing stations on and around the casino floor.

Table Games Now Open

But the really good news is that since Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, recently declared Alberta casinos a successful study in the non-transmission of infections, table games are now regarded the next step in the gaming sector reopening process.

This means that all the old favourites are now making their return to the casino’s tables. Games such as Blackjack, Roulette, Craps, Poker, and Baccarat, have been sorely missed by casinos and customers alike.

A return of table games also means that more employees than usual have been able to clock in for work over the course of the past couple of days. At least 200 employees oversee the day-to-day running of table games at the popular Alberta casino and entertainment hotspot.

The return of table games is expected to bring a measure of mitigation to the CA$124 billion revenue gap anticipated for the 2020 financial year.

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