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Hollywood Casino in KCK details efforts to keep gamblers healthy

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Posted at 11:25 PM, Mar 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-17 00:25:56-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The owner of the Hollywood Casino in Kansas City, Kansas, revealed a list of precautions it's taking to keep gamblers healthy.

Penn National Gaming, owner of 41 properties in 19 states, said in a news release on the casino's website the efforts are to protect customers and employees.

The casino company reduced the number of chairs at its restaurants, gaming tables and poker rooms.

Slot machine players will notice fewer slot machines to play as the company tries to establish social distancing, according to the news release.

Penn also stated that staff is deep cleaning for a minimum of two hours each day, including gaming floors, bathrooms and common areas.

Machines of all types also being cleaned frequently, as are restaurants and any other area of the casino where people gather or work, according to the release.

They also are closing buffets at all their casinos.

They also canceled concerts, gaming tournaments and other live events.