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Casinos Have New Rules To Follow After Latest State COVID-19 Regulations

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Justin Hicks
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IPB News

Indiana casinos have a few new rules to follow after Gov. Eric Holcomb’s latest COVID-19 executive order.

The regulations, imposed by the Indiana Gaming Commission, apply to casinos in counties labeled orange or red on the state’s color-coded map that measures the risk of COVID-19 spread.

Casinos in orange counties have to create a designated area – away from the gaming floor and any walking paths – where people can eat, drink and smoke, while socially distanced. Otherwise, eating and drinking are prohibited anywhere else in the casino (other than a restaurant) and mask-wearing is required at all times.

If a casino is in a red-colored county, it must also reduce its already limited capacity by 15 percent.

Contact reporter Brandon at bsmith@ipbs.org or follow him on Twitter at @brandonjsmith5.

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