The Muscogee (Creek) Nation has started to install AtmosAir’s bi-polar ionization technology across all nine of its casino properties. The state-of-the art technology is proven to neutralise coronavirus in the air and on surfaces by 99.92 per cent.
The installation of approximately 560 units began on December 7. The Muscogee (Creek) Nation joins other national and international hospitality brands, such as the Norwegian Cruise Line and Virgin Voyages, in deploying the technology.
“Our first priority is, and will remain, the health and well-being of 2,200 employees and the thousands of guests that visit our properties,” said Principal Chief David Hill. “The Gaming Operations Authority Board, the Nation’s Health Department and the Nation’s Office of Public Gaming are continuously evaluating best practices on how to best protect our visitors and team during this global pandemic.”
Muscogee (Creek) Nation Casino’s launch of the ionization technology is the next step in its comprehensive plan to create a safe environment for gaming, entertainment, hospitality and dining experiences. The technology installation is complete at River Spirit Casino Resort in Tulsa and is ongoing at Muscogee (Creek) Nation Casino locations in Beggs, Holdenville, Eufaula, Bristow, Checotah, Okemah, Okmulgee, and Muskogee.
“The purification technology by AtmosAir is proven by an FDA-associated lab to neutralize coronavirus in the air and on surfaces,” said Crofts. “The installation of this technology offers our casino and resort properties a critical level of safety in combination with our extensive COVID protocols already in place.”
AtmosAir’s patented technology saturates spaces with positively and negatively charged ions that bind to contaminants and pathogens, neutralizing them in the air and on surfaces. Unlike most air purification systems, AtmosAir’s technology proactively emits bi-polar ions that attack coronavirus. There are no harmful chemicals,
radiations or byproducts.
“We are proud to partner with the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Casinos to deliver a proactive solution for the pandemic and the long term,” said Joe Cooper, regional sales manager for AtmosAir and president of NativeAir Solutions, LLC. “Our goal at AtmosAir is to provide public health solutions that will help people get back to living, working and playing safely again. This rollout across the Muscogee (Creek) Nation’s gaming portfolio is a major step forward.”
Tests performed by Microchem Laboratory, one of the world’s preeminent laboratories for testing sanitizing products registered by the EPA and FDA, confirmed that the presence of coronavirus was reduced by 99.92 % within 30 minutes of exposure to AtmosAir’s bi-polar ion technology. The testing replicated realistic conditions, exposing the virus only to the concentration of ions that would be present in an occupied building. The results prove that AtmosAir’s ion air technology directly impacts and neutralises coronavirus.
“We have worked closely with our gaming board, our tribal gaming regulatory agency and the Nation’s health department to develop a comprehensive plan that prioritizes safety,” said Crofts. “This air purification system is the next step in our commitment to keep our guests safe and at the same time deliver the top-tier entertainment and hospitality experience for which River Spirit and our casinos are known.”
Tribal officials suspended all casino operations on March 16 as a precaution to guidelines issued by the National Center for Disease Control. Chief Hill confirmed Muscogee (Creek) Nation Casinos and River Spirit Casino Resort maintained payroll and benefits for its 2,200 employees throughout the closure. To date, the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Casinos continues to support employees with compromised immune systems which prevent them from working in a public atmosphere.
In addition to the installation of the air-purifying technology, Muscogee (Creek) Nation Casinos are reducing person-to-person interaction through new, self-service kiosks for Players Club transactions. River Spirit Casino Resort now offers contactless room keys and hotel check-in and check-out system which utilises a smart phone rather than key cards.