Indiana casinos reopen Monday

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HAMMOND, In. — Casinos in Indiana will be allowed to reopen for the first time in months.

Four Northwest Indiana casinos reopened Monday morning, under new rules set by state gaming commission.

The Horseshoe Casino in Hammond opened around 6 a.m. after being closed since March 16. The casino recalled 2000 employees furloughed during the stay-at-home order.

Only about half of the casino’s seats and machines will operate.

New rules include:

  • Fewer slot machines 
  • Fewer players per table
  • Gamblers will need masks if they’re playing table games
  • No poker room
  • No sports book
  • No buffet 
  • No valet
  • No shows
  • No food or drinks on casino floor

There will also be sanitizing wipes at slot machines and tables. The casino also plans to increase cleaning of chips and swapping out cards.

Casinos in Gary, East Chicago and Michigan City also reopened Monday.

Casinos in Illinois remain closed.

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