Cincinnati’s casinos are now open 24 hours after a statewide curfew by Governor Mike DeWine has expired.
After nearly three months of curfew, Ohioans can visit bars and restaurants until the early hours, and the Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati and Belterra Park Casino are now open 24/7. Miami Valley Gaming also has extended hours – 8 a.m. to 4 a.m. – but closed for the four hours to clean thoroughly. It stays open 24/7 on the weekends.
The original curfew – from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. – was set as a compromise with the Ohio bar and restaurant industry rather than closing stores during the recent surge in the spread of COVID-19. It was reset to 11pm two weeks ago.
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Hard Rock Cincinnati
“We continue to implement our Safe + Sound protocols, which mandate the use of face masks, and we frequently disinfect touch-sensitive surfaces, especially slot machines, tabletops, casino chips, table games, toilets, door handles, elevators and more,” said sa
id Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati President George Goldhoff.
Poker rooms remain closed.
“Our thoughts are with people who have contracted this virus and family members who have lost a loved one. We want to do our part to help contain the spread of COVID-19 and the health care workers, first responders, local communities , and governments that are committed to serving others, “Goldhoff said.
Belterra Park Cincinnati officials said the casino is now open “all day, every day.”
Officials said that guests will continue to have health screenings upon arrival and that all guests must wear face covers.
“Guest rooms are cleaned and disinfected several times a day with EPA-approved products. These include: gaming machines, chairs, restaurants, kitchens, toilets, doors, handrails, counters, ATMs, kiosks and team member areas,” the authorities said.
Miami Valley Gaming
The casino is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 a.m. The weekends are open from Friday at 8 a.m. to Monday at 4 a.m.
Miami Valley said it closes for four hours on weekdays to do a thorough clean.
Masks must be worn at all times and MVG notes face protection is no longer permitted.