San Manuel Casino prohibits indoor smoking, limits alcohol service

San Manuel Casino announced that it was temporarily prohibiting smoking indoors and limiting alcohol service only to people playing at slots and table games.

The changes, announced Monday, June 29, went into effect at the Highland-area complex at 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 30, in an effort to support face covering mandates and minimize opportunities for multiple person gatherings at bars during the novel coronavirus pandemic, according to a statement put out by the casino.

Smoking will be limited to designated areas that for now will only be located on the outside of the casino, according to the statement.

A spokeswoman said people can no longer walk up to the casino bars to order alcohol. Instead, they’ll have to be at a slot or table game to order their drinks. She said San Manuel plans to increase the number of cocktail servers to accommodate the change.

San Manuel joins a list of other casinos that have either limited or prohibited smoking inside during the coronavirus pandemic, including the Agua Caliente Casinos in Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage; Augustine Casino; Fantasy Springs Resort Casino; Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa; Pechanga Resort Casino and Soboba Casino Resort.

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