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US – Governor closes down Los Angeles card rooms again

By - 3 July 2020

Los Angeles poker rooms have been instructed by California Governor Gavin Newsom to close their doors again, just two weeks after reopening.

As a result, Commerce Casino, Bicycle Hotel & Casino, Hollywood Park Casino, Hawaiian Gardens Casino, Hustler Casino were all forced to close.

The governor said COVID-19 was spreading at ‘an alarming rate’ in California, forcing him to close not just card rooms, but also businesses such as dine-in restaurants, movie theaters, wineries, and museums in LA County and 18 other counties.

A spokesperson at Bicycle Casino said: “We understand these are challenging times and may need access to your funds. To assist our patrons with essential transactions, our cage cashier will remain open this week and by appointment beginning July 4th. Payouts will be issued by papercheck.”

Commerce Casino added: “Due to the revised Governor’s order, The Commerce Casino is currently closed. Cage transactions may be conducted next Tues & Wed, July 7 & 8, 2020 between 11am and 4pm. Continue to follow us on social media for updates. We cannot wait to welcome you back to our beloved Casino.”

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