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Maryland Live Casino & Hotel set to reopen, first to members later this week, then to the public June 29

Maryland Live Casino & Hotel will reopen at 6 a.m. June 29 for the public, the company announced Monday.

The state’s six casinos have been closed since mid-March to limit the spread of the coronavirus. The casino will allow patrons to enter only by advanced online reservation due to limited capacity.

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The casino will implement a phased approach to reopening, beginning with a series of “Members Days” for its Live! Rewards Cardholders, from 5 p.m. Friday to June 28. Rewards Cardholders will also be required to make an advanced online reservation before admission.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan last week announced that he was easing more restrictions, allowing for the reopening of casinos, as well as indoor dining, outdoor amusements and malls. Casinos, with local approval, will be allowed to reopen beginning 5 p.m. Friday.

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Anne Arundel County, where Maryland Live Casino & Hotel is located, will allow casinos to reopen Friday, Executive Steuart Pittman announced last week.

All of the casino’s amenities, including slots and tables games, will reopen, while the spa and many bars and restaurants will remain closed. Patrons will be required to wear masks and maintain social distancing, and they will have their temperature checked before admission.

Employees will also be required to undergo temperature checks and wear masks. Increased cleaning and disinfecting, among other health guidelines, will be implemented.

Partitions at game stations, automatic hand sanitizer dispensers and 6-foot distancing measures have already been installed as the casino prepared to reopen.

Rocky Gap Casino Resort, in Allegany County, announced that it would reopen its casino, hotel, restaurants and golf course beginning 5 p.m. Friday.

Baltimore Sun reporter Jeff Barker and photographer Karl Merton Ferron contributed to this article.

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