2 Coachella Valley casinos to reopen Friday

Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula plans to reopen on June 1. Two Coachella Valley casinos are reopening even sooner — Agua Caliente casinos in Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage plan to reopen their doors on Friday, May 22. Valley News/Jeff Pack photo
PALM SPRINGS (CNS) - The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians announced today that its two Coachella Valley casinos will reopen on Friday after being shuttered for more than two months due to the coronavirus emergency.The tribe, as a sovereign nation, opted to shut down its gaming and entertainment operations in Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage in late March.Both casinos will open at noon amid increased sanitization efforts, temperature checks, face covering requirements and other efforts aimed at curbing COVID-19."Upon re-opening, our Tribe's top priority will be to create and maintain the safest environment possible for everyone who interacts with our facilities, including guests, team members and vendors,'' tribal Chairman Jeff L. Grubbe said in a statement. "We have spent t
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