Today is the day that Governor Cuomo said NYS Casinos could reopen as long as they had all safety protocols in place. That being said, the Saratoga Casino Hotel is reopening today at 2pm and will be open until 10pm. In terms of how many people will be allowed inside, the casino can operate at only 25% capacity. Also, everyone MUST be wearing a mask at all times. And the Saratoga Casino Hotel has updated their filtration system to that they can filter out the Covid germs.
Late yesterday we got this statement from Rivers Casino: Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady is NOT reopening on Wednesday. Hopefully, VERY soon as we’re working out the final details of our reopening plan according to guidance provided by New York state. Rivers Casino will announce its reopening date soon.
However just minutes ago, I received this press release from Rivers Casino in Schenectady: Rivers Casino Resort in Schenectady WILL Reopen today (Wednesday) at 6pm New hours of operation beginning tomorrow will be 10am to 2am with the downtime being used to sanitize the Casino. The same rules are in place at Rivers as at Saratoga Casino Hotel. Please stay safe!