Covid-19 scuppers Saratoga purchase of Wildwood Casino

21 May 2020

Saratoga Harness Racing’s planned purchase of Wildwood Casino in Cripple Creek, Colorado from American Gaming Group (AGG) has been canceled because of the effect of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) on both businesses.

Saratoga Harness Racing had agreed to purchase the casino on 11 March, but the outbreak of the virus in the United States, and the economic impact this had on both Saratoga and AGG led to the deal’s termination.

“At this time, we believe it’s in the best interest of both companies, and our respective casinos, to cancel the deal so we can focus on doing what’s best for our casinos and our players,” Joe Canfora, the owner of Wildwood Casino, said.

Joe Canfora added that his casino was taking the virus extremely seriously as it reopened and would go beyond the required guidelines for health and safety.

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