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First Massachusetts' casino reopens after pandemic shutdown

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Plainridge Park Casino reopened on Wednesday, the first of Massachusetts' three casinos to start accepting wagers again under the third phase of Baker's coronavirus economic recovery plan.

The slots parlor in Plainville has taken several steps to prevent the spread of the disease, including limiting capacity, reducing the number of machines available and installing signage and plexiglass dividers to enforce social distancing guidelines in areas where lines typically form.

Guests and workers will be required to wear masks and undergo a daily health screening, including a temperature check.

Dining options are also limited.

Encore Boston Harbor is scheduled to reopen July 12 and MGM Springfield expects to open on July 13, both with similar precautionary measures in place.

Casinos in neighboring Rhode Island and Connecticut have already reopened.

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