Colorado is one of the few states that have allowed casinos to reopen, but not arcades, and operators and players certainly aren’t happy about it, which is why there’s currently a petition circulating to get the games turned back on.
While casinos in the state were reopened in mid-June, arcades remain off limits – as are video games and other coin-op equipment in bars and other locations. Clint Nieman started the petition directed at Gov. Jared Polis to “Save Colorado’s Arcades!”
Nieman’s plea says, “Arcades have been heavily impacted by Covid-19 and many will be forced to close permanently if they aren’t allowed to open and let customers play their games again.”
One supporter noted in a comment: “Massive casinos with hundreds of games and lousy sanitation have been open for months, but smaller locally-owned arcade bars with a handful of cabinets and plenty of sanitation equipment ready to go have been closed for nearly seven months? Allow these places to reopen before they vanish from Colorado.”