LEMOORE, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) — Tachi Palace Casino Resort announced that the casino will be non-smoking starting Friday.

The casino will allow smoking at designated areas outside each entrance. The move follows Table Mountain Casino, which reopened in June with a similar non-smoking policy.

Tachi Palace said the policy would be temporary and is aimed for the safety of guests and employees amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Face masks are required, and eliminating smoking indoors increases the time guests’ faces are covered and also assists in air quality, according to Michael Olujic, General Manager.

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