ST. CHARLES, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Ameristar Casino, which attracts 5.5 million visitors a year, has reopened with plans in place to keep guests safe.

Visitors will see plexiglass and floor decals to encourage social distancing at the St. Charles attraction.

News 4 was on site the Friday before opening as workers arriving for a training session had their temperatures checked and were given reusable face masks. At the session, the employees learned about increased sanitation efforts.

The casino’s plans to reopen were submitted to and approved by St. Charles City and County, along with the Missouri Gaming Commission.

When guests arrive at Ameristar, they will be asked if they have symptoms before being offered a mask and allowed inside.

The gaming floor will be open at 50 percent capacity. Players will not be allowed to touch the cards for most games, and in games where players do touch the cards they will be destroyed after use. In addition, dice will sanitized between each player.

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