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Casinos take H1N1 precautions

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DES MOINES (KWWL) - The spread of the H1N1 virus has officials at Iowa's casinos taking various measures to protect their customers' health.  Workers at Ameristar Casino in Council Bluffs now keep mini-bottles of hand sanitizer clipped to their badges, while at Riverside Casino south of Iowa City, employees are wiping down each of the 1,228 slot machines three times daily.  The Wild Rose Casino at Clinton has issued flu precautions to staffers with guidelines on disinfecting everything from poker cards to coffee urns. And the Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Altoona, like many others, has placed hand-sanitizing stations near all restaurants and lounges.  Combating the virus is vital for Iowa's 17 commercial casinos, admitted about 23 million people and made about $1.4 billion in revenue last year.

Online Reporter:  Bob Waters

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