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People line up for reopening of Osage Casino

Posted at 4:51 AM, May 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-15 14:12:21-04

TULSA, Okla. — People lined up outside Osage Casino near downtown Tulsa Friday morning eager to take their chances on the slot machines.

2 Works for You's Ashley Wheeler caught the video of the long lines.

PHOTO GALLERY: Long lines and safety precautions outside Osage Casino reopening

Osage Casinos reopened six locations Friday morning after being closed over a month due to the pandemic.

Guests will notice some changes for social distancing. Electric gaming is available, but table games, hotels, and seated dining will remain closed until further notice.

Osage Casinos opened their Ponca City casino last Friday to test social distancing, and sanitation measures. They later decided to open the remaining six locations in Tulsa, Skiatook, Bartlesville, Hominy, Pawhuska, and Sand Springs.

For now, different locations will be open at different times.

  • Hominy, Pawhuska, Bartlesville will open from 2 to 10 pm.
  • Tulsa, Skiatook, and Sand Springs will open Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Sunday through Thursday 10 am to 2 pm.

Officials said they'll do everything possible to enforce social distancing by spacing out games and closing games that would cause guests to be in close contact with other guests. There are also hand sanitizer, masks, and gloves readily available.

2 Works for You talked to a spokesperson for the Hard Rock and River Spirit Casino about when the casino will open and they said it could be late May or early June. They have plans moving forward with both casinos to release in the coming weeks.

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