Next week, May 18 Monday, there will be eight casinos in San Diego, California that are scheduled to re-open once more to the public, but will be observing the "new normal" rules - taking temperatures, social distancing, wearing of face masks and the constant usage of hand sanitizer.
As for the Win River casino near Redding in northern California, they will re-open a bit earlier, on May 15 Friday.
All over America, the gambling biz is restarting again in several states, including charity gaming in New Hampshire and native Indian casinos in North Carolina as well as horse events in Indiana and Kentucky.
North Dakota, Oklahoma and Washington DC also report venues opening either this week or next week.
In Washington, the reopening of the Angel of Winds Casino in Arlington will be next Monday. The casino will be smoke-free when it reopens to ensure a healthier venue due to COVID-19's effects on the respiratory system.
Pechanga Resort in California (pictured below) will reopen next week.
According to Fantini's Gaming Report, Red Rock Resorts-managed Graton Casino is planning to reopen in early June. The casino recently furloughed 1/3 of its employees.
Indiana casinos are eyeing June 14 as their tentative reopening date, the Indiana Gaming Commission told Casino.org. Casinos are required to submit reopening plans to the commission.
Maine casinos will still stay closed until July or August under Gov. Janet Mills' phased reopening plan.
US Gaming Revenues Chopped in Half
US gaming revenue dropped 49.27% to $2.2 billion in March as casinos and sports leagues were forced to shut down midway through the month.
Before the closing happened, average daily casino revenues were down 19% for the 17 days of operation this year versus the full month last year.
iGaming was one bright star, almost doubling last year's revenue to $77.686 million.