New York-based Empire City Casino, owned and run by MGM Resorts International, will restart for business in a limited capacity from Monday, Sep. 21.

“It’s been several months since we were forced to close, so it is with strong emotion that we welcome our team members back to work. Health and safety remain our first priority, and our commitment to New York has never been stronger,” MGM Resorts president and chief executive Bill Hornbuckle said.

Many MGM venues have restarted as per the operator’s seven-point-safety plan, a set of protocols and procedures created together with medical and scientific experts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, protect customers and employees and respond quickly to potential new cases of the disease.

Major restrictions rolled out include employee screening, COVID-19 specific training, guest screening and temperature checks, mandatory use of face masks for staff and visitors, social distancing, physical barriers in those area where distancing is not possible, increased hand washing stations, as well as increased cleaning and sanitation.

MGM Resorts International saw revenue for H1 2020 badly hit by the disease, posting a net loss of $50.4m for the period.

Net revenue for the 6 months ending June 30 was $2.54B, down 60.3% from the $6.4B that was collected in the same period in 2019.

Source: https://www.igamingbusiness.com/news/mgms-empire-city-casino-reopen-september-21

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