Slot machines are not set to re-open for a while in some parts of the country. In other parts of the country they are set to open soon. However, when they do re-open new social distancing measures will be in place.
Cities all across American are practicing safeguarding measures to help protect against COVID-19. However, it begs the question: Will the social distancing measures work? If so, what will they look like?
Dividers will help provide Social Distancing at Slot Machines
Plexiglass is being installed at Slot Machines to provide a barrier for germ transmission.
Only some slots will be open
Businesses with slot machines will be running the machines at ½ to 1/3 capacity. This is also the case at casinos.
Since social distancing is an important part of keeping the spread of the disease under control, people are encouraged to stand 6 feet away. However, most slot machines are not spread out six feet away. Therefore, every other slot may be shut down to meet the 6-foot guidelines.
Self-Cleaning Slot Machines
Some businesses may invest in self-cleaning slot machines. Cleaning slot machines between every use may not be realistic for every company. Therefore, there might be an increase in self-cleaning slot machines.
To wrap up, you will see some changes when you go to play slots next. All of these changes should help decrease the spread of COVID-19.