Kickapoo Casino Eagle Pass Reopening



Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino Hotel is a boutique venue which comprises 249 rooms. The accommodation has welcomed guests in Eagle Pass since 2013. The hotel offers to make use of free self-parking, a gift store and a news stand. Kickapoo is located in Eagle Pass, TX. It is the biggest casino in Texas with over 3300 slots and a poker room! Day trips will be $50 per person. Kickapoo highlights. Rockport Tours' coach with all the amenities, 1 day Rockport Tours Group Leader. IMPORTANT: For your safety, for everyone's safety, WE DO NOT drive overnight!

(Press Release) The Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas announced on Monday, September 21, 2020, that it will reopen the Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino Hotel (KLECH) on October 1, 2020 at 25% capacity. Amidst the global pandemic resulting from the COVID-19 virus, KLECH closed its doors on March 19, 2020 in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the community.

During the closure period, KLECH has been working diligently to prepare for the reopening of the property by implementing a comprehensive safety plan that includes cleaning and sanitizing protocols and encourages social distancing in the effort to protect guests, team members and the local community from COVID-19.

The precautionary safety measures that will be implemented upon reopening include but are not limited to the following:

● All guests and team members must wear a face mask.
● All guests and team members will be screened at property entrances via a noninvasive thermal camera system that detects elevated body temperatures.
● The entire property will reopen as a non-smoking facility.
● KLECH will increase cleaning protocols, which include regular disinfecting of frequent contact surfaces and objects such as elevator buttons, hotel check-in counters, door handles and slot machines.
● KLECH has placed hand-sanitizing stations and wipes throughout the property, including all entrances.
● KLECH has placed plexiglass barriers in guest transaction areas.
● To comply with social distancing recommendations, KLECH has reduced seating capacity in all dining venues and removed chairs from Class II gaming machines to increase the distance between players.
● The hotel has increased room cleaning protocols using hospital-grade disinfectants.
● The hotel will make touchless mobile room keys available via cell phone.
● The entire casino floor will be deep cleaned routinely during the early morning hours of the day, where guest headcounts are the lowest.

“The health and wellness of both guests and team members will remain our top priority as we reopen the doors of our casino,” said Chris McClain, general manager of KLECH. “We have been preparing to safely reopen for quite some time and have implemented property-wide COVID-19 protocols that are designed to keep our valued team members and guests safe and comfortable when they return on October 1, 2020.”

Casino and hotel management will continue to closely monitor federal, state and local health announcements and update safety protocols accordingly. We appreciate your patience and understanding and look forward to seeing you at KLECH soon!

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Gamblers are excited to test their luck at the re-opened Kickapoo Casino. We took a trip down to the casino to find out about the procedures in place for safe play.

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Caption: Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino reopened for the first time in six months Thursday (SBG Photo)

For the first time in six months, the Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino is open.

'I love coming over and over again,” casino visitor Lupita told us.

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She was one of many who made the trip.

'I try and stay home unless I have to go out somewhere else but when the casino opened up, I said I'm going,' Nieves told us.

Gamblers from all over south Texas came out for their chance to hit the jackpot.

The casino closed its doors six months ago as the virus spread like wildfire within the community.

'We feel like it was time for us to open up safely,’ Kickapoo director of marketing Jeffery Pletcher told us.

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The Kickapoo staff says they are following CDC guidelines and the governor’s orders to limit the spread, taking precautions before people even walk onto the floor.

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'At the entrances we have a noninvasive thermal camera and what it does it takes the temperature of every guest walking in,” Pletcher showed us.

Gamblers are not betting on their health, they’re doing their part to protect themselves.

'I got my gloves on and I wear my mask and I stay away from people, so I don't get close to them,' Nieves said.

“They have sanitizers and the wipes, so you go get your wipes, clean your machine, clean your chair and start playing,” Lupita said.

Smoking was even put to a halt.

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'Something that I love in particular is that smoking is not allowed because that requires you to remove your mask and breathe out,’ Oscar Brownlee said.

Although just two months ago Eagle Pass was one of the cities with the highest infection rates in the country, a local doctor says safety protocols like wearing a mask and hand sanitizing will keep everyone safe while helping boost the economy.

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Dr. Sergio Zamora: 'Things were in absolute crisis here but now things are better I believe the economy needs to reopen again,' Dr. Sergio Zamora said.

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Currently, Eagle Pass has 12 COVID-19 cases, Dr. Zamora says fortunately there are none in the ICU.

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You can read more about the safety procedures, HERE.