Lakeside Entertainment, one of the tribal casino venues of New York State recently became the first gaming venue in the region to reopen. The Cayuga Nation oversees its daily operation and assures all individuals that measures for their protection have been implemented. The Native American tribe reminds that players must wear protective masks at all times when they are on the premises of the casino venue.
Tribal nations rely on the financial support coming from a casino venue, as it is able to provide employment for tribe members, while also generating a gaming revenue that is later on reinvested in the tribal community. In this sense, many tribal nations felt the negative impact of no casino operation over the past two months.
Cayuga Nation Reopens Business
The Cayuga Nation wanted to see some changes being introduced, which led to the reopening of its brick-and-mortar casino location under some conditions. The capacity of the venue has been brought down to 31 individuals at all times, meaning that some players would have to wait for their turn to place a bet or entertain themselves with a premium slot game. They should also keep their distance when gambling.
The mandatory 6-foot distance between individuals should be respected at the casino venue as well, meaning that no clusters of players should be happening while gambling. Every person entering the premises would have their temperature taken with an infrared thermometer and those exhibiting a fever would not be welcomed inside. Lakeside Entertainment has implemented all restrictive measures and hand sanitizing stations have been sprinkled across the casino.
Casino patrons are advised to use them as often as they wish, in order to keep their hands sanitized and protect themselves and the remaining players and staff members. Union Springs residents and people from the neighboring communities are expected to make their way to the casino venue and explore the popular offerings it has.
Horse Racing Sans Spectators after June 1
Clint Halftown, the Nation’s federally recognized representative, stated that Central New York businesses have been reopening in a gradual manner. For the time being no commercial or tribal casinos have relaunched operation, as casinos and gaming facilities are not part of this phase of the reopening, However, it should be noted that Cayuga Nation’s gaming facility is exempt from the laws in place.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently made it clear that June 1 is going to see horse racetracks return to their regular operation and events. Belmont Park, Aqueduct Racetrack, and Saratoga Race Course are among the facilities that would soon welcome live races. No fans would be allowed on the premises of the racetracks, but they would be able to watch the live races online.
The upcoming week is projected to see opening dates unveiled by New York Racing Association. NYRA president and CEO Dave O’Rourke, stated his gratitude towards this decision, as it shows that New York State cares about its horse people. Upwards of 19,000 individuals rely on the horse racing industry’s regular operation, a field with a US$3-billion impact on the economy of the state.