Harrah’s Metropolis announces reopening date

Harrah’s Metropolis announces reopening date
Harrah’s Metropolis announced it will reopen at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, July 1. (Source: KFVS/Mike Mohundro)

METROPOLIS, Ill. (KFVS) - Harrah’s Metropolis announced it will reopen at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, July 1 to the general public.

They released this statement on Tuesday, June 30:

“When the company was directed to close its properties, more than 90% of our employees were furloughed. While the properties were closed, the management team focused on preparing for reopening by developing enhanced health and safety protocols incorporating directives from state and local authorities. The Company is not disclosing financial data around the closure but it was generating virtually no revenues during the closure period while it was still incurring costs [e.g. rent, utilities, employee medical benefits].”

Harrah’s Metropolis will operate at 50 percent occupancy capacity, in accordance with guidelines issued by the State of Illinois.

Slot machine banks will be arranged to allow for social distancing and table games will be offered with reduced capacity.

Certain amenities including poker will remain closed until further notice.

Harrah’s Metropolis will implement Caesars Entertainment Corporation’s new health and safety protocols.

The enhanced health and safety protocols include more frequent cleaning and sanitation.

All team members will wear company-provided masks.

Guests will also be required to wear face coverings.

The casino will have complimentary masks available for guests at entry.

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