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AREA CASINOS CLOSE TEMPORARILY (UPDATE)

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The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino of Sioux City, Blackbird Bend Casino near Onawa and WinnaVegas Casino near Sloan have temporarily closed starting at noon on Tuesday.

Doug Fisher, General Manager of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, says all team members will be paid for the upcoming two-week period and paychecks, paid time off and benefits will not be affected.

Some key staff members will help close operations and remain onsite to clean and maintain the facility in taking preventative steps to limit the risks of community spread of COVID-19.

WinnaVegas Casino Resort will close until noon on March 31st per Governor Reynold’s Disaster Emergency.

General Manager Mayan Beltran says since the outbreak occurred, they’ve been diligent about cleaning and sterilizing the property above and beyond normal cleaning protocol.”

Blackbird Bend C-O-O Brad Appleton says they are also thoroughly cleaning and sanitizing their casino while operations are suspended.