The Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise (TOGE) will resume gaming operations on Friday, June 5, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at all four of its Desert Diamond Casinos near Tucson, Sahuarita, Glendale, and Why (Ajo). As a leader in guest service and safety, TOGE is implementing comprehensive, structural changes in its health and sanitization procedures to offer the highest level of protection for guests, team members and the community.
Deep cleaning of each property has already been underway throughout the suspension of operations. Facilities are also being rearranged to accommodate social distancing measures and install protective equipment such as plexiglass shields. New precautions will include temperature scanning of guests and daily screenings of team members for symptoms. Masks will be provided and required for both team members and guests. Special clean teams will be deployed across the facilities, using state-of-the-art disinfectant equipment, to do continuous cleaning of high-contact areas throughout each day.
The reopening of each location will occur in phases, prioritizing health and safety. Initially, some amenities will remain closed and facility hours will be reduced to allow for daily deep cleanings. Each facility will also temporarily limit occupancy capacity to preserve space for social distancing. TOGE is continuing to monitor the pandemic situation and will gradually phase in amenities, hours and capacity when conditions are appropriate. More details on the phased reopening will be shared in the coming days.
Rudy Prieto, CEO of the Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise, said “On behalf of the entire Desert Diamond Casino family, there is tremendous excitement to welcome our guests back to Arizona’s premier gaming facilities. The fact that we have taken extraordinary safety measures will only enhance our guests’ entertainment experience during this unprecedented time. Thank you everyone for your patience and we look forward to welcoming you back to the safest place to play on June 5.”
Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment, with three locations in Southern Arizona (Tucson, Sahuarita, and Why) and one in the West Valley in Glendale, AZ, is owned and operated by the Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise, an enterprise of the Tohono O’odham Nation. Additional information can be found at www.ddcaz.com