Illinois extends gambling suspension to April 30
The Illinois Gaming Board has announced that a temporary suspension on brick-and-mortar gambling in the state due to the ongoing novel coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis will be extended to April 30.
The initial period of closure for casinos and video gaming locations had been due to run to the end of March. However, such facilities will not be permitted to open again until the end of April at the earliest.
The Gaming Board said that it would continue to monitor the situation and issue further updates to licensees and stakeholders when new information becomes available.
“The health and safety of patrons, gaming industry employees, Gaming Board staff, and all others in Illinois is the Gaming Board’s top priority,” the Gaming Board said.