The world of casino design has changed since the onset of Covid-19. Nick Schoenfeldt, a partner with Thalden Boyd Emery Architects, joined GGB from the Fort McDowell casino in Arizona, which is making last minute changes to an expansion designed by TBE as a direct result of the Covid-19 stipulations. Those changes include removing a new poker room, spacing the slot machines out in regards to social distancing, a new plan for the buffet and more. While some of these changes may only be temporary, Schoenfeldt says many of them will have to be engrained in every casino project from now on. He spoke with GGB Publisher Roger Gros from the Fort McDowell casino in June.
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