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Blackbird Bend Casino delays reopening to 15 June

28 May 2020

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Blackbird Bend Casino near Onawa, Iowa has announced that it will delay its reopening and has identified 15 June as a tentative date for resuming operations.

The casino and entertainment venue suspended operations on 17 March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Based on a rapid increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in parts of East Central Nebraska, we believe it is prudent to delay our reopening until mid-June,” said Brad Appleton, Chief Operating Officer for the Blackbird Bend Corporation. “While we are anxious to resume operations, we know this decision represents the best interests of the larger community because many of our team members and guests reside in that area of Nebraska that is still seeing an increase in cases. Our highest priority is the health and safety of people, not profits.”

Appleton said the casino has been thoroughly cleaned and sanitized while casino operations have been suspended. “We continue to monitor the latest information from state and local public health agencies to make sure we are doing the right thing to keep our guests and team members safe,” Appleton noted. “Once we reopen, we are prepared to offer our guests an environment that assures a whole new level of health safety,” he added.

Blackbird Bend will continue to keep the public updated on further developments through its website, and its Facebook and Twitter pages.

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