Before the outbreak of the coronavirus globally, the casino industry was also seriously affected. Recently, the two largest casinos in California, Pechanga Casino and San Manuel Casino have decided to close until April to cope with the epidemic.
Pechanga is a casino operated and managed by the band of the same name, located in Temecula, California. Meanwhile, San Manuel Casino is located in Highland, California. The management of the two casinos mentioned above stated that the health and safety of customers is the top priority in this period. Therefore, both have decided to suspend gambling services. The time will start from March 15 to the beginning of April. Earlier, the most famous tourist destination in California, Disneyland, also decided to close and suspend operations while the disease was still raging on a global scale.
For those who have not been to Pechanga casino, this is a place that can accommodate up to 5,000 slot machines and serves 130 different games. Owning an area of 200,000 square feet, this is considered one of the largest gambling locations in Southern California. Meanwhile, the San Manuel Casino has a capacity of 4,900 slot machines and offers over 100 different games. Although closed and inactive, both pledged to pay full salaries for employees as usual.
Despite the decision to temporarily close the casino is difficult, this will ensure the health of the customers as well as the staff of Pechanga Casino and San Manuel Casino. This is a mandatory action before the dangerous effects of the epidemic on a global scale as today.
The truth is that it is not only Pechanga Casino and San Manuel Casino that are temporarily suspended, but other casino locations have also voluntarily closed under orders and instructions from the State to deal with COVID-19. For example, Morongo Casino Resort & Spa in Cabazon’s website was shut down, and all of the entertainment activities were also postponed. In addition, other casinos in the region such as Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage, Harrah’s Resort Southern California, and Soboba Casino Resort also suspended all services from March 15. It seems that the next step of those huge resorts and casinos will be to offer their services online through video poker rooms, online casino games and online support for all those services.