The state of Connecticut is easing restrictions on social gatherings that were put in place to slow the spread of coronavirus amid COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Ned Lamont said Friday, and he also announced that the state’s casinos plan to open as early as tomorrow, days earlier than they originally planned.
The governor pointed out that Connecticut’s casinos plan to reopen early than those in neighboring states and even earlier than Las Vegas.
The governor said he felt like the casino opening date should have been pushed later and that he felt pretty strongly that they should not serve alcohol inside, but he did not “get the positive response on that.”
One casino said they would allow two drinks an hour instead of three drinks per hour.
While the casinos will be open, they will not allow people from out of state to stay in their hotels.
Lamont said masks will be required inside and the casinos will offer outdoor dining only.
One casino said they would not allow smoking, the governor said, but he did not say which one.