AGA calls for federal support amid Covid-19 pandemic
The American Gaming Association (AGA) has urged federal government to offer additional support to the gambling industry as the market continues to feel the effect of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
Casinos and other gambling venues across the US have been forced to close as states governments implement new measures to combat the spread of Covid-19.
Last night (March 17), Nevada was the latest state to introduce such measures, with all casinos required to close for at least 30 days.
AGA chief executive Bill Miller said it is now up to federal governments to offer support to those impacted by the widespread shutdown, estimating that some 60% of casino employees have so far been affected.