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Shooting Star Casino to temporarily close two locations

18 March 2020

(PRESS RELEASE) -- In the best interest of valued guests and staff, Shooting Star Casino will temporarily close its two locations, Shooting Star Casino, Hotel and Entertainment in Mahnomen and Shooting Star Casino - Bagley, at 5 p.m. on 18 March as a precautionary measure to fight the spread of COVID-19. The current plan is to remain closed for two weeks until Wednesday, 1 April, but conditions will be reevaluated before reopening. Shooting Star wants to support their team members during this time and they will be compensated throughout the two-week closure.

“Together with our White Earth tribal leadership, we are carefully monitoring the developments and guidelines from state and federal resources,” said Scott Stevens, general manager of Shooting Star Casino.“While closing our facilities is not an easy decision, we must come together as a community to slow the impact of COVID-19. We’ll get through this together.”

There have been no reported cases of COVID-19 at Shooting Star locations.Since the coronavirus outbreak, Shooting Star deployed plans and protocols to ensure safety and protection of guests and staff. They provided additional sanitation stations across the casinos, hotel, restaurants and event center. In addition to the already rigorous 24-hour cleaning efforts, they increased the frequency of cleaning high-touch surfaces throughout public areas. Employees have been receiving reinforced education of Centers for Disease Control recommendations to stop the spread of all viruses.

Shooting Star Casino also has postponed several concerts. Performances by Firehouse, Rodney Carrington, Smash Mouth and America have been postponed.Firehouse, originally scheduled for Friday, 13 March, is rescheduled for 20 November 2020. Rodney Carrington, originally scheduled for Friday, 27 March; Smash Mouth, originally scheduled for Friday, 10 April; and America, originally scheduled for Friday, 24 April, have all been postponed and are in the process of being rescheduled.

Event tickets will be refunded to credit cards used for purchase. Ticket holders will be given an exclusive, first chance to get tickets when the new concert dates are announced.Cash purchases will receive a check refund within 7-10 business days. Please call 218-936-6706 for refund information.

“We thank our valued guests and staff for support and continued loyalty and hope they stay safe and well during this time,”Stevens said. “We look forward to welcoming everyone back when we resume operations.”

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