LOS ANGELES - Let the betting begin.
We’re less than two days away until a few tribal casinos reopen their doors, including Morongo Casino Resort & Spa near Cabezon.
If you're planning to go, don't forget a face covering and do expect a new experience.
“When guests arrive at Morongo, we're going to be doing temperature checks at the door. When you come in through the doors, you'll find masks here are required,” says Simon Farmer, Executive Director of Marketing at Morongo Casino Resort & Spa.
Farmer says beyond the front door temperature screening and mask requirement for both guests and employees, guests can expect smaller crowds as capacity will be limited.
Cleaning crews and hand sanitizing stations will be visible on the casino floor.
As for the gambling, about half of the casino's 4,000 slot machines will be available; many will be outfitted with plexiglass shields.
All of the casino’s gaming tables will be available but with limited seating, plus the option of some added protection.
Farmer says table players can request a plexiglass partition.
“Every time a plexiglass partition is used it’s going to be cleaned. The chips are going to come out of rotation, on a regular basis. The cards already get replaced on a regular basis,” says Farmer.
Some eateries will be open with in-house dining.
The hotel is also reopening with limited capacity.
Not re-opening: the pool, spa, fitness center, buffet, and the casino's signature steakhouse, Cielo.
Farmer reminds customers, guests must be at least 18 years old.
Doors open Friday at 2p.
Also opening Friday, Spotlight 29 Casino in Coachella and Tortoise Rock Casino in Twenty Nine Palms.