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Meadows Halts On-Site Fans, Wagering

Published: July 3, 2020 3:51 pm ET

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The Meadows Casino Racetrack Hotel (“The Meadows”) announced today that on-site race wagering will be temporarily suspended effective 11:59 p.m., July 3, 2020.

Live harness racing at the five-eighths mile harness track will continue as scheduled, though access to the racetrack and racing operations will be prohibited to the public. Live racing is currently scheduled to run on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, all 12:45 p.m. start times. The casino will remain open Sundays – Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m. and Fridays and Saturdays 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m., closing each night to disinfect and sanitize the property.

“It is with an abundance of caution that we are suspending onsite race wagering and prohibiting spectators at live races,” said Tony Frabbiele, Vice President and General Manager of The Meadows. “We will continue to work with the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association and the State Horse Racing Commission to maintain the safest conditions so that we may host live races on the racetrack, as currently scheduled.”

While patrons are temporarily unable to place race wagers at The Meadows, fans are encouraged to play online at or Additionally, Live Races may be viewed at

The property continues to operate under enhanced safety protocols:

Social Distancing:

  • Capacity on the gaming floor is limited to no more than 50% of maximum occupancy.

  • Floor decals and signage to strictly enforce social distancing guidelines in areas where lines typically form has been installed.

  • Table game seating is limited, and slot machines are configured to meet social distancing requirements.

  • Live music, entertainment, and convention services remains suspended.

  • There are currently no large drawings, tournaments, or special events.

  • Restaurant offerings are limited and serviced from The Eatery, Bistecca Steakhouse and The Pub.

  • Adios Lounge, The Carvery and Delvins remain closed.

  • The poker room and valet also remain closed.

Health & Safety

  • Team members and vendors are required to wear masks and undergo a health screening each day, including temperature checks, prior to their shift.

  • Guests are required to wear masks and are temperature checked prior to entering the casino floor.

  • Slot machines and table games are thoroughly and regularly cleaned throughout the day.

  • Sanitizer stations have been installed on the casino floor and are readily available throughout the facility.

  • We deploy a fog machine to disinfect and sanitize the property every night.

(The Meadows)

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