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Seven Mile Casino in Chula Vista reopens with outdoor card room

Posted at 12:25 PM, Aug 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-25 15:25:01-04

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) -- A card room in Chula Vista has built an elaborate outdoor facility as a way to continue its business and comply with San Diego County COVID-19 pandemic-related health guidelines.

Seven Mile Casino’s new “card room” is actually a 5,500-square-foot tent, complete with tables distanced six feet apart, Plexiglass partitions to separate players, and touchless hand sanitizing stations around the tent.

Before guests can enter the area, they must first go through a health screening. Staff and patrons must wear a face covering at all times while on the property.

Seven Mile Casino spokesperson Brad Samuel said they’ve been working with health officials to make sure the casino meets all guidelines. They’re even using their cameras to help with contact tracing.

Samuel added, "If someone was to get sick and say later, ‘I was at Seven Mile Casino,’ we can literally show that person and show authorities every single person that that person came into contact with … so they can be notified."

Now that the casino has opened its doors, it means about 300 people also have jobs again.