Boyd Gaming to reopen casinos in Indiana & Ohio
Boyd Gaming has today (June 11) announced plans to reopen 3 casinos in Indiana and Ohio, bringing its total number of properties back in operation to 24 out of 29 across the US.
On Monday, 15 June, the company plans to resume operations at its two properties in Indiana: Blue Chip Casino Hotel and Spa in Michigan City, and Belterra Casino Resort in Florence. On Friday, 19 June, it plans to reopen Belterra Park in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Casinos in Indiana were ordered to close due to the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic from Monday, 16 March.
Belterra Park Cincinnati, meanwhile, closed its doors on 13 March, in response to Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s order banning gatherings of over 100 people. The property saw live racing resume on 4 June, although spectators are still not permitted.
Explaining how the properties would resume business in line with social distancing protocols, Chris Corrado, the property’s vice president and general manager said: “To maintain a safe environment, we will implement ‘Boyd Clean,’ a set of comprehensive health and safety protocols that fully meet the most stringent standards set forth by federal, state and local health officials. We are excited to reopen and look forward to welcoming back our customers on June 19.”
Boyd's president and chief executive Keith Smith added: "We are encouraged by early guest volumes at our newly reopened properties across the country and are optimistic we will see similar results as we return to business at Blue Chip, Belterra Resort and Belterra Park."