California: ‘Just Trying To Survive’: Tracy Casino Reopens Outdoors Marlee Ginter, CBS Sacramento · August 10, 2020 at 2:40 am The luck of the draw is drawing people out to Stars Casino in Tracy after the casino moved operations outdoors following a voluntary shutdown amid the pandemic. “We’re on a first-name basis with everyone, so we’re like family,” said Carol Lussier, a dealer at the casino. Lussier said she is relieved to be back at work dealing cards. “Very important. I have a 77-year-old mother that I care for and this is the only income that I have and I am the sole provider for the house,” she said. But it’s been a roller coaster to get here. The casino voluntarily shut its doors in March at the start of the pandemic – then reopened in July only to be shut back down within hours by the Governor’s orders.