BANGOR – Friday at noon, Hollywood Casino opens its door to the public for the first time in nearly four months.
The Bangor business closed the doors March 16 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The casino’s general manager says they’ve been working with state officials to come up with a reopening plan.
He says the plan includes limiting the number of people to 200 as opposed to the normal 3,200, keeping those 200 people into groups of 50, operating only 250 slot machines compared to 750, and requiring face masks.
“We also have hand sanitizer stations all over the place. I don’t think you can go five feet without running into one,” General Manager Austin Muchemore said. “And we just got a delivery of giant sanitizing wipe dispensers. So, you’ll see those all over the place, so my team is going to be everywhere all day, wiping every surface constantly.”
He says while table games and the restaurant will be unavailable initially, they could open soon.