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Connecticut Casinos Prepare For June 1 Reopening

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Sue Ogrocki
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AP
A patron plays a slot machine earlier this month at Thunderbird Casino in Norman, Okla. Connecticut casinos prepare to reopen this weekend.

Connecticut’s two tribal-run casinos could be the only gaming options in the Northeast for weeks when they reopen this weekend.

Visitors to Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun will require face masks, social distancing and other measures to protect against COVID-19. And some things won’t be back in operation yet, like tour bus service or live shows at the venues.

But the two casinos could essentially have a monopoly on gaming in the region for weeks. Rhode Island’s casinos could open as soon as June 8, or as late as July, according to Governor Gina Raimondo. And Massachusetts hasn’t set a date yet to open its casinos.

Jake’s 58 on Long Island has no plans to reopen, after some business resumed work this week.

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