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Commerce Casino employee presumed positive for coronavirus as some California card rooms close

Patrick McGreevy March 14, 2020 The Gardens Casino in Hawaiian Gardens is one of a half dozen temporarily shutting down in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

SHINGLE SPRINGS, Calif. — The action was intense Friday at a baccarat table inside the Red Hawk Casino as eight players, most of them elderly, sat elbow to elbow placing bets ahead of the next deal.

Nearby, hundreds of other bettors worked the slot machines in the huge tribal-run gambling hall as cigarette smoke and the jangling sound of jackpots hung in the air.

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