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Casinos and video poker not open until Monday

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Posted at 12:14 PM, May 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-12 13:14:42-04

If you were planning to hit the casino or the video poker spot on Friday, you'll need to revise your plans.

Casinos and video poker parlors in Louisiana will be allowed to reopen Monday, May 18 with new rules and regulations in place, the chairman of the Louisiana Gaming Control Board told WAFB today.

Governor John Bel Edwards announced this week that the state was moving into “Phase One” of its coronavirus recovery, allowing many businesses to start reopening Friday. However, gaming facilities must wait until next Monday, the station reports.

Each of the gaming venues will be only be allowed to operate 25 percent of their gaming machines and must screen the temperatures of customers and employees, the station reports.

For the full list of the updated gaming regulations click here.

To read WAFB's full article with all the details, click here.