Indiana casinos likely to remain closed until mid-June

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Casinos in Indiana probably won’t open for at least another month.

According to Inside Indiana Business, the Indiana Gaming Commission says casinos are likely to stay closed until at least Mid-June, after the state enters Phase Four of Governor Holcomb’s five-stage plan to slowly re-open.

Stage Four is scheduled to start June 14, when bars, clubs, and other entertainment venues can re-open with 50% capacity, while restaurants can offer dine-in service at 75% capacity. That is, if the number of coronavirus deaths and positive cases continue to go down.

“The Commission will provide reopening guidelines to Indiana casinos and post opening dates as they are determined,” the IGC said.

Like many other businesses around the state, casinos have been closed since the middle of March because of the pandemic, and thousands of casino employees have been furloughed or laid off.

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