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Casinos in Arkansas will be able to reopen with capacity restrictions on May 18

Gov. Hutchinson announced that casinos in the state will be able reopen with limited capacity on May 18

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Governor Asa Hutchinson announced Thursday during a press conference that the three casinos in Arkansas would be able to reopen at one-third capacity.

Hutchinson announced the casinos reopen plan as part of his phase one plan to reopen the state during the coronavirus pandemic.

Hutchinson said Dr. Nate Smith with the Arkansas Department of Health is developing the strict social distancing requirements. That guidance should be released late Thursday or on Friday.

The casinos will be allowed to reopen on May 18.

We will update this article with more information as it becomes available.

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