Numerous safeguards are in place to guard against COVID-19.
OLDSMAR, FL. -- The Silks Poker Room, which reopened on June 14, is now open seven days a week from 10 a.m.-2 a.m. (except Christmas, Dec. 25) for all poker games and tournament play.
Tampa Bay Downs has implemented numerous safety and security measures to keep guests and staff protected during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.
Players are required to wear masks at all times and cash tables are limited to eight players maximum per table. Servers and poker dealers will also wear masks at all times and hand sanitizers are located throughout the room.
Players are asked to cash in any poker chips they possess immediately upon their arrival.
As an additional precaution against the spread of COVID-19, the facility is undergoing a daily fogging designed to kill pathogens using electrostatic fogging equipment and an Environmental Protection Agency-approved chemical formula that eliminates the coronavirus. The fogging takes place each day at the close of business.
The Silks Poker Room has also installed Solaris IAQ (indoor air quality) systems to clean the air conditioner and the air via UV light, ionizers and air purification systems.
After its closing in mid-March, the entire poker room and facility were cleaned and disinfected to present customers with a safe, comfortable environment. Floors were cleaned, racks were scrubbed and chips were individually sanitized.
Carpets have been thoroughly cleaned and various areas have been painted, helping to ensure the entire facility is as safe and welcoming as possible.