ANDERSON — Nearly three months to the day after the coronavirus pandemic forced Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino to close its doors, the racino will reopen to the public on Monday with a range of health and hygiene protocols in place.
According to a post on the facility’s Facebook page, doors are scheduled to open at 6 a.m. Monday, and operations will resume under Indiana Gaming Commission regulations, which include a mandate that occupancy be limited to the number of available gaming positions with social distancing plus 50%, or 50% of capacity, whichever is less. Employees will undergo health checks daily and will be required to wear masks.
Patrons will also be required to have their temperatures checked before entering and will be encouraged to wear masks. The casino’s table games will go smoke free temporarily, and patrons will be required to wear masks while playing.
Hoosier Park’s 27th season of live harness racing will begin Tuesday, with a reduced number of live racing programs on a Tuesday-through-Saturday schedule through November. Races will be run without spectators until further notice.
“We share a full commitment to the success of the racing program and look forward to presenting a racing season that all stakeholders will be proud of,” said Rick Moore, Hoosier Park’s vice president and general manager of racing.