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Cocopah Casino in Somerton To Reopen Monday

Victor Calderón/KAWC
The marquee for the Cocopah Casino in Somerton announces their reopening on June 1.

The Cocopah Casino in Somerton will reopen Monday morning at 9 a.m.

On their website, casino officials say social distancing measures will be in place, including every other machine being turned off. Face coverings may be worn but will not be required.

Casino officials will limit the number of guests in the casino. The Cocopah’s restaurant, lounge and table games will reopen at a later date.

The Cocopah Casino closed March 24 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Officials with the Paradise Casino in Yuma and Quechan Casino Resort in Winterhaven say those casinos will reopen soon but have not announced a new date.

Victor is originally from West Sacramento, California and has lived in Arizona for more than five years. He began his print journalism career in 2004 following his graduation from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. Victor has been a reporter for the following daily newspapers: The Monterey County Herald, The Salinas Californian and the Reno Gazette-Journal, where he covered stories including agriculture, education and Latino community news. Victor has also served as a local editor for Patch, a national news organization with hyperlocal websites, in Carmichael, California in the Sacramento area. He also served as the editor for The New Vision, the newspaper for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson, which includes Yuma and La Paz counties. Victor lives in Somerton. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends and following most sports.
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