Live Updates: Pritzker To Remove Mask Mandate

Written By Joe Boozell on November 17, 2020Last Updated on March 9, 2022

Gov. As of February 28, Pritzker announces the end of the helmet authority.

10 Feb. 2022

Every game in the position ought to be impacted by this. Faces were originally necessary at casinos.

Rivers Casino has demand vaccination documentation as of January 3.

Dec. 23, 2021

The vaccine mandate, which takes effect in Cook County on January 3, may apply to RiversCasino in Des Plaines.

According to the Cook County Department of Public Health, all domestic institutions will require evidence of COVID-19 vaccination. All indoor dining establishments, inside health facilities, and indoor entertainment venues that serve food and beverages are covered by this mission.

Officials from Suburban County made the decision to adhere to Lori Lightfoot & rsquo’s Dec. 22 announcement of a city-wide vaccination requirement. Another US cities working to stop the spread of COVID-19 and the omicron variant include Boston, Seattle, and Washington.


Illinois goes back to hide mandatory

27 August 2021 & nbsp,

Following Chicago’s lead, the state of Illinois will return to an indoor mask requirement starting on Monday, Aug. 30. That means everyone will have to wear masks in casinos, regardless of vaccination status.

There are currently no potential limitations in place.

Today, Jumer & rsquo’s Casino shut its doors for & lSquo, upgrades, and RSquo.

23 August 2021

Jumer & rsquo, s Casino and Hotel declared on social media over the weekend that it would shut down the establishment on Monday, August 23, in order to finish system upgrades. Tuesday, August 24, the game plans to resume at 8 a.m.

The QuadCities are likewise served by the RockIsland game.

Today marks the opening of Jumer & rsquo’s poker room.

14 July 2021

The Rock Island casino and hotel Jumer & rsquo announced the reopening of its poker room after months of waiting. Wednesday through Sunday, poker room days are already 4 p.m. to midnight.

The casino along the Iowa state line was recently acquire by Bally’s Corporation.

The two other poker rooms in Illinois are at Grand Victoria Casino Elgin and Hollywood Casino Aurora.


Notice dealers are sought after, and more: Rivers Casino is expanding and hiring 400 people.

By the spring of next year, the blackjack in Des Plaines needs to get 400 workers.

The opening of Illinois games on June 11 has put a strain on personnel, particularly at Rivers.

The facility also plans to roll out 725 new gaming positions, including a 22-table poker room with its Rivers Casino expansion. Rivers is hosting walk-in interviews every Wednesday. Here’s a link to job offerings at Rivers.

According to Corey Wise, the general manager of Rivers Casino, dealers make $55,000 or more the first year. Rivers also announced earlier this month that non-tipped employees are paid a minimum of $15 per hour.


All casinos in Illinois reopen to total occupancy, along with the state of Chicago.

A return to — somewhat — normalcy is here. Illinois entered Phase 5 on June 11, which means all businesses, events, venues, etc., can operate at full capacity.

Although all casinos in Illinois are permitted to remain open around-the-clock and at full capacity, it is best to take precautions for their health and safety. methods are in place. There are 10 games in Illinois and Quebec:

  • Alton, Argosy
  • East St. Louis’ Casino Queen is home to DraftKings.
  • Elgin, Queen Victoria
  • Joliet Harrah & rsquo, s
  • Metropolis, Harrah & rsquo
  • Aurora Hollywood
  • Hollywood diva
  • Rock Island, Jumer & rsquo
  • East Peoria’s Line – A – Dice
  • Casino Rivers, Des Plaines

Obtain a complimentary beverage

Aurora Hollywood and Argosy Alton casinos are taking part in Gov. JB Pritzker’s incentive to get vaccinated by offering a free drink to casino customers with proof of vaccination.

Queen Victoria opens the poker game room.

7 June 2021

Queen Victoria Casino announced its plans to open the poker room now via a Facebook post on Friday, June 4.

Wednesdays through Sundays, the poker room may be open from 10 a. m. to 4 o’clock. Every Monday and Tuesday, the space will be locked up.

Poker players in Illinois are urged to make a chair reservation by dialing 1 – 847-531-7753.

On May 21, the poker room at Hollywood Casino Aurora opened. Wednesdays through Sundays( closed on Monday and Tuesday ) are its business days, which range from 5 p.m. to 3 am.

Jumer & rsquo’s poker room status has not been updated.

Most Illinois games don’t require a face.

24 May 2021

The majority of Illinois casinos have declared on social media that they are officially abiding by the most recent CDC recommendations. Those who have received all of their COVID-19 vaccinations no longer need to cover their faces with a helmet. The games have the following:

  • Argosy
  • At Casino Queen, DraftKings
  • Queen Victoria
  • Metropolis, Harrah & rsquo
  • Joliet Harrah & rsquo, s
  • Aurora Hollywood
  • Hollywood diva
  • Jumer’s
  • Par-A-Dice
  • Casino Rivers

Queen Victoria Casino mask policy

May 21, 2021

Queen Victoria Casino in Elgin updated its mask policy to follow the latest CDC guidelines.

The casino no longer requires guests who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to wear a face mask. If you have received 100% of the dosages required of the vaccine and are two weeks post inoculation, you do not have to wear a mask at Queen Victoria.

Queen Victoria’s announcement didn’t include whether you must present your vaccination card. Those who haven’t completed the immunization process must wear a face covering.

Friday will see the opening of the poker room at Hollywood Casino Aurora.

18 May 2021

The poker room at Hollywood Casino Aurora will resume on Friday, May 21, according to general manager GregMoore.

Moore stated in a Facebook video that there won’t get many chairs available until there are more employees. Before Friday, he urged Illinois casino people to add their names to the list.

Here are the key specifics:

  • There is no meal at the desks.
  • Refreshments are acceptable.
  • Faces are necessary.
  • There are eight people per table.
  • Where it ended, at$ 43, 198, is where the bad beat may begin.

Queen Victoria Casino is working toward opening its poker room, per an announcement on the casino’s Facebook page on May 14.

Jumer & rsquo’s poker room status has not been updated.


Illinois will begin a new opening period, adding capacity at casinos, and the CDC relaxes mask recommendations.

14 May 2021

In Illinois, the grass appears greener and the sky appears brighter. Illinois began the final stage of reopening on May 14.

During the “bridgephase,” capacity limits increase to 60% in most retail situations, including casinos.

The vaccinated people do not count toward power restrictions, according to Chicago Major Lori Lightfoot on Thursday. For instance, more than ten immunized individuals may eat at a bistro table.

The spectator event capacity jumps to 60% from 25% on Friday. The WhiteSox and ChicagoCubs will kick off this accommodation for home games starting May 24. Furthermore, Gov. JB Pritzkersaid during a press conference on Thursday, the Cubs and White Sox will offer exclusive seating for vaccinated fans at Wrigley and GuaranteedRate fields.

When will Illinois poker rooms reopen? Illinois Casino Gaming Association director Tom Swoik told Play Illinois this week that casinos are allowed to open poker rooms and buffets, but it’s up to the casinos themselves.

The CDCrelaxed its mask recommendations on Thursday to say that vaccinated individuals could go without a face covering in most situations. CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said:

Anyone who has received the recommended vaccinations you engage in any type of indoor or outdoor activity, no matter how small, without donning a face or physically distancing themselves. & rdquo,

By June 11th, the state is expected to become fully reopened, according to state officials.


Next week, Illinois will enter the & lsquo, bridge the phase, and the RSC.

May 6, 2021

Now at a press conference, Gov. Illinois will begin the following opening phase on May 14, according to JB Pritzker, with a complete opening scheduled for June 11.

Bridge phase & rdquo is one step away from fully reopening. The majority of capacity guidelines would increase during this phase from 50 % to 60 %.

The & nbsp, state & rsquo, plan does not specifically mention casinos, but we should find out more about how the bridge phase affects casino capacity once we arrive.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot recently announced a goal of fully reopening Chicago by July 4.


The DraftKings game is reopening now.

23 January 2021

At Casino Queen, DraftKings and Argosy Casino have opened as of Saturday morning. With that, all 10 Illinois casinos have officially reopened.


Games in Joliet reopen

Jan. 21, 2021, and nbsp,

Hollywood Casino Joliet and Joliet Harrah & rsquo, s will reopen their doors on Friday morning, per their respective Facebook pages.

That makes eight of Illinois’ 10 casinos that have reopened. Argosy Casino Alton and At Casino Queen, DraftKings remain closed, however.

That & rsquo is due to the fact that Region 4 is currently in the worst healthcare area in Illinois.


Reopening of the Hawthorne Race Course

20 January 2021

Hawthorne Race Course, in Stickney, announced its reopening on Wednesday evening via Twitter. The horse racetrack is located in Region 10, which recently met Illinois’ Tier 2 guidelines.  The facility and its six OTB sites are home to PointsBetSportsbook.


Jan. 19, 2021

Casino Rivers, Hollywood Casino Aurora and Queen Victoria Casino Elgin have reopened as of Tuesday.

They join Par-A-Dice Casino, Metropolis, Harrah & rsquo and Jumer’s Casino & Hotel on the list of Illinois casinos that are open.

Six of Illinois’ ten games have since reopened their windows as a result.

At Casino Queen, DraftKings, Argosy Casino Alton, Hollywood Casino Joliet and Joliet Harrah & rsquo, s currently do not meet Illinois’ Tier 2 guidelines. Once they do, they can also reopen.

Based on COVID-19 metrics, it’s likely that the Joliet casinos will open before At Casino Queen, DraftKings or Argosy Casino Alton, both located in Region 4.


January 15, 2021

Par-A-Dice Casino in East Peoria, Jumer’s Casino & Hotel and Metropolis, Harrah & rsquo reopened their doors at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16.

However, Hollywood Casino Joliet has halted its ideas to reopen on Friday. It states that it is close to meeting Tier 2 requirements, so keep an eye out.

Joliet Harrah & rsquo, s would also be able to open up once Region 7 meets Tier 2 guidelines.

We don’t currently have any term from any other game.

January 15, 2021

Gov. Moving from Tier 3 to Tier 2 was discussed by JBPritzker on Friday, and he also mentioned how the first UK tension was discovered in Chicago. Andnbsp, But that didn’t stop him from allowing some areas to advance to Tier 2, which would enable some games to resume at a 25 % capability.


14 January 2021

Nothing is official yet, but it looks like a handful of Illinois casinos could reopen on Friday.

According to Pritzker, any area that satisfies certain COVID-19 requirements may transition from Tier 3, Tier 2, and & lsquo, where casinos may reopen at 25 % capacity.

As of this writing, Par-A-Dice Casino, Hollywood Casino Joliet, Joliet Harrah & rsquo, s and Jumer’s Casino & Hotel are on track to reopen on Friday.

Hollywood diva has stated that it may be able to reopen on Friday, while Par-A-Dice has reportedly told employees to expect to return then.


Jan. 6, 2021, and nbsp

As Illinois & rsquo, COVID – 19 numbers slightly improve, Gov. A glimmer of hope was provided by JB Pritzker.

“We do want to get everything open as soon as possible. We are heading, generally speaking, in the right direction,” he said.

Games are regarded as Tier 2 of Illinois workarounds, while indoor dining is Tier 1. Now, we are in Tier 3.

Areas may maintain a event positivity rate below 8 % for an extended period of time in order to return to Tier 2.

As of this update, the statewide positivity rate is 8.4%. If we return to Tier 2, casinos could reopen at 25% capacity.

We want to see how the Christmas and New Year’s holidays go, Andrdquo, he said of indoor dining. I believe that We & rsquo will arrive there soon.

It will be exciting to see how the numbers appear once we have two months past the start of the new year.

December 2020.

23 December 2020

while Gov. The governor made a suggestion that restaurants, including casinos, would be closed for several weeks in JB Pritzker & rsquo’s live update on the coronavirus pandemic.

Dec. 11.