CASINO WORLD NEWS Michigan governor closes casinos for three weeks as COVID-19 cases rise 2 months ago Szarlot Post Views: 114 Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued a new order on Sunday that will see casinos in the state shutting for three weeks starting Wednesday. The directive aims to help stop the spread of COVID-19, in the wake of a significant surge in cases over the recent weeks. As a result, Michigan’s three commercial casinos – located in Detroit – will close their doors until the restrictions end provisionally on December 8. The properties concerned are the MGM Grand Detroit, Greektown Casino, and Motor City Casino. In-person classes at high schools or colleges will also stop, restaurants cannot offer indoor dining, and organized sports in the region will come to a halt. Curtailments will be in place for indoor and outdoor gatherings, while entertainment facilities will close. According to New York Times figures, the 14-day change in Michigan for positive COVID-19 cases is +113%. The state saw an average of 6,687 new cases each day over the past week. Governor Whitmer said of the current situation: “If we don’t act now, thousands more will die, and our hospitals will continue to be overwhelmed.” The post-pandemic state of Michigan casinos Michigan is the first US state to order the full closure of casinos in recent weeks. The casinos in Detroit were among the last in the country to reopen after the initial round of pandemic shutdowns in March, not getting back to business until August 5. They could only operate at 15% capacity upon reopening. There is no indication of how the three-week shutdown will affect employees at the three gambling properties. The 24 tribal casinos in Michigan are not subject to the governor’s order, and it is unclear whether these will remain open. Tribes-owned gaming facilities did close their doors in March for a time, before mostly resuming activity in the spring. Online sports betting and online casinos are nearing launch in Michigan. The regulations for both sectors are currently under review, with operators hoping to roll out their offerings in the coming months. Online gambling operations in states like New Jersey helped mitigate some revenue losses associated with land-based casino property shutdowns earlier this year. Other US states taking action Other states across the US are also implementing restrictions on their respective gambling sectors, following a nationwide spike in COVID-19 infections. Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker restricted opening hours for riverboat casinos and venues housing video-gaming terminals. The state may also consider a mandatory stay-at-home order in the near future. Massachusetts casinos now have to close from 9:30pm until 5:30am daily. Last week, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy ordered a curfew on indoor dining in the state, including at Atlantic City casinos, from 10pm until 5am. There is also a similar restriction in place for casinos in New York. In Nevada, Governor Steve Sisolak wants residents to stay in their homes as much as possible in the coming weeks to help slow the virus spread. However, he has not yet imposed any new restrictions on casinos. Sisolak also announced on Friday that he tested positive for COVID-19. Based by vegasslotsonline.com SzarlotI am a fan of casino games especially roulette and blackjack. After that I analyze current events in the gambling industry. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Tags: Nevada, shut down, US casinos Continue Reading Previous GREENTUBE gains traction in Belarus after GrandCasino launchNext Hellenic Casino Corfu chooses myACP system More Stories ONLINE WORLD NEWS Playtech confirms Finalto takeover approach 1 day ago Iwo Bulski CASINO WORLD NEWS Hard Rock acquires casino premises license in London 3 days ago Szarlot CASINO WORLD NEWS First casino open in this year on Bermuda 5 days ago Iwo Bulski CASINO SOUTH AFRICA Land-Based gambling in South Africa 6 days ago Iwo Bulski BETTING WORLD NEWS TVBET to Enter the Montenegro iGaming Market 7 days ago Iwo Bulski CASINO GAMES Exotic types of online blackjack to play in 2021 7 days ago Fahad Luyzburg EXPERTS WORLD NEWS Gibraltar to retain importance as gaming hub post-Brexit 1 week ago Iwo Bulski WORLD NEWS Novomatic introduces Lucky Twist Linked Progressive 1 week ago Iwo Bulski CASINO HOT NEWS Richest man in the world, Sheldon Adelson dies 2 weeks ago Iwo Bulski ONLINE WORLD NEWS Playtech continues to thrive despite the epidemic 2 weeks ago Iwo Bulski CASINO EXPERTS Which games at online casinos are the hardest to play? 2 weeks ago Fahad Luyzburg WORLD NEWS Wazdan Announces Partnership With Singular 2 weeks ago Iwo Bulski Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.