Arkansas to allow its 3 casinos to reopen May 18

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Fort Smith, Arkansas September 24, 2019 - The U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort smith Arkansas choose the 130th Anniversary of the U.S. Marshals to dedicate it’s brand new Hall of Honor and the museum building itself. This is the first part of the museum to be finished so far, the museum is still under construction and hopes to open to the public by the end of next year. Speakers at todays dedication included Doug Babb, Sam T. Sicard, Robert A. Young III, Ltd. Governor Tim Griffin, Governor Asa Hutchinson and U.S. Marshals Director Donald Washington. Photo by: Shane T. McCoy / US Marshals

By ANDREW DeMILLO

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas is allowing its three casinos to reopen May 18 but with new capacity limits and rules to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday said the casinos will be limited to one-third their capacity. The casinos include ones at a West Memphis dog track and a Hot Springs horse track. All have been closed since March 17. He didn’t say whether the requirements would restrict or prohibit certain types of games. Hutchinson has moved in recent days to allow businesses closed because of the pandemic to reopen. Gyms, barbershops and hair salons reopened this week.