The Florida-based casino reopened its doors on 31 August, the last of the operator’s venues to resume after two months of inactivity due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The racetrack operator reopened its 12 Off-Tack Betting locations in Louisiana on 18 May, which was followed by Rivers De Plaines in Illinois getting back to business on 1 July.
The Calder Casino reopened with reduced opening hours and a restricted service, in compliance with Miami-Dade County guidelines.
The casino implemented Churchill Downs Incorporated’s ‘CDI 360 Degree Approach to Safety’ which includes social distancing, personal protection, and enhanced cleaning measures.
Plexiglass screens will separate gaming machines and there will be an increased frequency of cleaning around the venue, while face masks for all guests and team members will be mandatory upon entry.
Churchill Downs CEO Bill Carstanjen, said: “We are grateful to our teams who have ensured smooth, safe and successful reopenings at our properties and to our returning guests who have enthusiastically adapted to new protocols.”
The impact of the pandemic saw the operator post a 61% year-on-year decrease in Q2 net revenue, down to $185.1m.