As masking regulations across the state have been easing, the Gun Lake Casino says that fully vaccinated guests can visit the casino sans mask starting on Friday morning.

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Today it was announced as part of the casino's 'Play It Safe' initiative that the fully vaccinated will be able to visit the casino without face coverings. The casino is still asking those who have not been fully vaccinated to mask up.

The casino will also be removing partitions that had been in place between slot machines, turning on machines that had previously been shut off to help with social distancing, and will allow food and beverages at their gaming tables.

The casino, operated by the sovereign Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish tribe, is not subject to either federal or state Covid mandates and has been able to set its own safety standards and mitigation practices throughout the pandemic.

Here are the guidelines listed on that will be in effect at 9am on Friday:

  • Hours of operation will remain 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.
  • Masks are optional for fully vaccinated Guests. Masks are required for everyone who is not fully vaccinated.
  • GLC Security will not be asking Guests to show their vaccination cards, or screening for recent air travel. Temperature checks upon entry remain in place.
  • All slot machines are available for play with no dividers.
  • Table Games are available daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. on the main floor and in the High Limit room with all gaming positions open.
  • All dining/drinking amenities are available.
  • Sandhill Cafe hours are 9AM - 12AM Sunday-Thursday and 9AM - 2AM Friday & Saturday.
  • Sandhill Grab & Go hours are from 9AM - 7AM daily.
  • Harvest Buffet hours are Thursday & Sunday: 12PM - 8PM and Friday & Saturday: 12PM - 9PM
  • Beverage stations for coffee, soda, and water will remain open with full service from Gun Lake Casino Team Members.
  • Appliques Gift Shop is open.

For complete information on the current 'Play It Safe' program you can visit the casino's website.

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