Osage Casinos installs air purifying system at four properties

Photo caption: Osage Casino & Hotel gaming floor. Courtesy Photo/Osage Casinos

As part of efforts to reduce COVID-19 exposure among employees and guests, the Osage Casinos operations team is announcing the installation of an air purification system that kills the COVID-19 virus at a nearly 100% rate at four casino properties. 

Known as Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization, the new system is now installed at the Osage Casinos in Tulsa, Ponca City, Skiatook and Sand Springs, according to a July 29 news release.

“At Osage Casinos, the health of our guests and staff is an extremely high priority, and I’m proud of our team for continuing to innovate,” said Byron Bighorse, CEO for the seven-casino enterprise. “We’ve moved quickly from day one to institute new procedures and software that help reduce the spread of COVID-19, and this is another crucial addition to that mission.”

A laboratory test from a third party found the NPBI system eliminated the virus responsible for COVID-19 at a rate of 99.4% on stagnant surfaces, the release stated. The air purification system uses ionization to kill pathogens in the air.

NPBI technology has been used nationally by institutions such as the White House and Mayo Clinic. The system was also found to kill MRSA, E. coli and mold spores.

The release said the new air purification system is just one step Osage Casinos is taking to ensure the safety of guests and staff. Executives moved swiftly in early 2020 to implement temperature kiosks for staff, cleanliness tracking software for each machine and new operating procedures immediately following their two-month closure at all seven casino properties.

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