The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, a famous casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, owned by MGM Resorts International, has today announced that its poker games will return next week with the reopening of The Poker Room at 10am on the 21st October 2020.
The popular poker room has been shuttered since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic and has since implemented a series of comprehensive health and safety protocols that will protect customers and staff members.
The venue is a market leader within the industry and the changes that have been made will not only enhance the guests experience but also reintroduce the Borgata Poker brand more safely with live cash games and seven handed tables separated by polycarbonate barriers.
As with many casinos in the area, hand sanitizing dispensers will be available and accessible throughout The Poker Room along with high touch points being disinfected on a regular basis.
Melonie Johnson of Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa commented on the reopening:
“We are happy to welcome back our loyal players as we reopen Atlantic City’s market-leading East Coast poker destination.
We have made some changes to enhance our guest’s experience and are excited to reintroduce live poker and the Borgata Poker brand more safely.”
For players looking to engage in a game of poker at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, they will be required to wear a mask in The Poker Room and all public areas.
In addition, spectating will not be permitted for the foreseeable future in The Poker Room, which means all games will be played with active players and staff only.
The venue has announced that its famous Bad Beat Jackpot will be immediately available, providing the opportunity to win a cash prize of $100k.
As part of the new measures that make reopening the poker room possible, the corporation has introduced a multi-layered Seven-Point Safety Plan, which focuses on:
- Employee screening, temperature checks and COVID-19 specific training.
- Masks required in all public areas for both employees and guests (and provided free of charge).
- Guest screening and temperature checks with limited casino entrance points.
- A physical distancing policy with floor guides serving as reminders.
- For areas where physical distancing presents challenges, polycarbonate barriers will be installed, or other measures will be used to reduce risks.
- Stand-alone hand-washing stations designed by MGM Resorts conveniently located on the casino floor.
- Guest-room Attendants will wear masks and gloves while cleaning each room and will change gloves between guest-rooms.
- In addition to increased and enhanced routine cleaning of guest-rooms and public spaces based on CDC guidance, electrostatic sprayers will be utilized in many large public spaces so that disinfectant is applied efficiently.