Wind River Hotel & Casino Will Attempt To Reopen Again on Friday

The Wind River Hotel & Casino is will attempt to reopen for a second time on Friday, August 7 at 10am.

Annaliese Wiederspahn

August 05, 20202 min read

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(Cowboy State Daily Staff)

If at first you don’t succeed…

The Wind River Hotel & Casino is trying to reopen again.

The establishment is giving it another shot on Friday, Aug. 7, after an earlier attempt to reopen on July 22 was canceled.

In a Facebook post Wednesday morning, the casino said, “Let’s try this again…”

So if you are ready to go dancing with Lady Luck, here are the details on the opening (as provided on its FAQ page):

— It’s just the casino that’s reopening, the hotel will open at a later date.

— Hours will be from 6 a.m. – 2 a.m. Additional deep cleaning will occur during the closed hours.

— There will be no smoking on the casino floor. But smokers are encouraged to go outside if they’d like to smoke. (P.S. smoking is bad for you).

— Table games will be open with social distancing measures in place.

— All food outlets, except the Espresso Bar, will be open at regular hours.

Before the scrapped grand reopening, the casino officials said they felt confident that the safety measures would provide a safe environment for gambling.

“While it is impossible to eliminate all risks during these unprecedented times, we believe — in conjunction with Tribal public health experts — that the safeguards we have put in place will enable these gaming establishments to operate safely and once again serve as a major employer and source of entertainment for our community,” said Brian VanEnkenvoort, CEO of the casino.

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Annaliese Wiederspahn

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