Sky Ute Casino reopens: Tribal members first to try their luck!

Corleen Rael plays slot machines during the reopening of the Sky Ute Casino Resort on Thursday, April 15. Rael was one of the first players to walk onto the gaming floor since the closure in 2020.
Interim Players Club Development Supervisor, Yolanda Vigil helps returning tribal members get new player cards and helped update their player information during the reopening of the Sky Ute Casino Resort on Thursday, April 15.
Senior Property Shift Manager, Leora Lucero welcomes the first two players to the casino floor, Geraldine and Corleen Rael during the reopening event.
Denise Thompson tries her luck playing slot machines at the Sky Ute Casino Resort.
Treva, Edwina and Ralph Watts enjoy breakfast together in the newly opened Willows Cafe & Bistro on Thursday, April 15.
Mary Espinosa works efficiently to clean machines after each use, all machines are disinfected and sanitized by the cleaning staff during casino hours.
Arthur “Johnny” Weaver looks out onto the casino floor to spot his next machine while attending the reopening event on Thursday, April 15.
Sky Ute Casino Resort Willows Bistro barista, Hannah Turner wraps up a to-go coffee order during the reopening of the Sky Ute Casino on Thursday, April 15.
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum

All Southern Ute tribal members were invited to the “Tribal Membership Reopening” at the Sky Ute Casino Resort on Thursday, April 15 — Friday, April 16 and were allowed to bring along one guest. The casino floor is now open 10a.m. – 11p.m. daily. Masks are required indoors, and there currently is no smoking or vaping allowed. Temperature checks are required upon entrance into the facility and player’s club cards are required for all play. Capacity limits are in effect, no more than 250 people are allowed on the casino floor and the restaurants are limited to 50 people. Enjoy all there is to offer at Sky Ute Casino Resort — but remember to follow all safety guidelines!  

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