Three Ho-Chunk Gaming facilities reopen June 29

By Ardith Van Riper

     Casinos located near Black River Falls, Wisconsin Dells, and Wittenberg reopen on Monday, June 29, with strict guidelines.  The hours of operation vary at each location.

     Ho-Chunk Gaming – Black River Falls operates Sunday through Wednesday from 8:00 AM to 12:00 AM, and Thursday through Saturday 8:00 AM to 2:00 AM.

     Ho-Chunk Gaming – Wisconsin Dells opens daily from 9:00 AM to 1:00 AM.

     Ho-Chunk Gaming – Wittenberg runs Sunday through Thursday from 8:00 AM to 12:00 AM, and Friday to Saturday 8:00 AM to 2:00 AM.

     Each location has its maximum capacity, and a reduced number of slot machines are activated for social distancing purposes.  Also, there will be only one guest entrance to monitor capacity.

     All three locations will enforce guidelines.  Guests must wear face masks, pass a temperature check at the entrance, use hand sanitizer upon entry into the building, and refrain from smoking and vaping.

     Designated smoking areas are located outside the building.  There are entrances designated for smokers.

     Slot machines and high touch surfaces are cleaned throughout the day, and deep cleaned during the closed hours.  Hand sanitizer dispensers are placed at the entrances and high traffic areas.  Plastic partitions are installed at all points of transaction.

     Team members of the casinos are also required to wear face masks and pass a temperature check.  Employees in close contact with guests are issued face shields in addition to their masks.  All returning staff receives safety and COVID-19 training.

     Each casino is opening in phases.  No determination has been made on opening bingo halls, hotels, table games, shuttle services, valet, or food and beverage.