US tribal and commercial casino reopenings continue

21 May 2020

A number of major commercial and tribal casinos operators have announced that they will begin to reopen some of their facilities across the US, following a period of temporary closure due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

Certain states are now permitting casinos to reopen, provided that they abide by new measures to help combat the spread of the virus, including operating with limited capacity and promoting social distancing throughout their facilities.

Penn National Gaming (PNG) has reopened its five casinos in Louisiana, after Governor John Bel Edwards lifted a certain restrictions related to coronavirus, allowing casinos to recommence activities.

PNG’s Boomtown Casino Bossier City, Boomtown Casino New Orleans, L’Auberge Casino Baton Rouge, L’Auberge Casino Lake Charles and Margaritaville Casino Bossier City are operating at limited capacity, in line with state regulations.

The operator will today (May 21) also reopen a further five properties in Mississippi; the 1st Jackpot Casino Tunica, Ameristar Casino Hotel Vicksburg, Boomtown Casino Biloxi, Hollywood Casino Gulf Coast and Hollywood Casino Tunica, again at limited capacity, per state and regulatory guidelines.

PNG said it plans to resume gaming operations in other states as and when they permit facilities to reopen, including in West Virginia, which is set to reopen on June 5

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