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Derby City Gaming reopens today

8 Jun 2020

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Churchill Downs Incorporated announced today plans to reopen Derby City Gaming, its historical racing machine property located in Louisville, Kentucky at 8 p.m. ET on Monday, 8 June 2020.

“We are pleased to receive approval from the Governor of Kentucky to get our team members back to work and to welcome our guests back to Derby City Gaming using national best practices and in compliance with all state and local requirements,” said Bill Carstanjen, CEO of CDI. “We look forward to, once again, contributing to the state and local economy because we know a strong horse racing industry means a strong Kentucky.”

All CDI properties will implement and practice the “CDI 360 Degree Approach to Safety,” which includes initiatives to facilitate social distancing, personal protection and enhanced cleaning. Some of these protocols include:
  • Increased frequency of cleaning and sanitizing of all high-touch surfaces, including door handles and gaming machines;
  • Mandatory temperature checks of all guests and team members upon entering the building;
  • Installation of plexiglass or polycarbonate dividers in areas of high touch transactions;
  • Increased placement of hand sanitizer dispensers and sanitary wipes throughout properties;
  • Providing personal protective equipment (PPE) to team members;
  • Utilizing visual aids to assist with measuring social distancing;
  • Capacity restrictions across all customer and team member areas, including gaming floors and restaurants; and
  • Required training for all team members on safety protocols.
 
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