Boyd Gaming making preparations to re-launch more than a dozen casinos
American gaming and hospitality giant Boyd Gaming Corporation has confirmed that it has started making preparations to re-launch thirteen of its gaming venues as the economy is showing signs of recover from the corona virus pandemic.
The Paradise, Nevada-based gaming giant began dusting off the gaming tables and machines after Nevada
Gov. Steve Sisolak announced that casinos could get back into action starting June 4, 2020. The announcement is being welcomed by the casino operators as well as gamblers, though the journey to resume full operations will be tough as casinos have lost millions of dollars in revenue and suffered hefty losses due to deadly COVID-19 pandemic over the last couple of months.
Nine of the thirteen entertainment venues are in Las Vegas. The locations include Aliante, Gold Coast, Jokers Wild, Canner, Fremont, Sun coast, The Orleans and Sam’s Town. The only three Las Vegas venues that will remain closed for some more time are Eldorado, Main Street Station and Boyd’s East Side Canner.
In addition to underlining that all entertainment venues will operate with restricted capacity and amenities in compliance with federal and state health safety requirements, the company stressed that a range of precautionary measures will be put in place to prevent corona virus transmissions. The measures include arrangements for temperature checks for workers as well as guests with non-invasive thermal devices before they enter the venue.
In a press release, Boyd Gaming said, “Upon reopening, all properties will operate with limited amenities and capacity restrictions in compliance with state and local requirements. Additionally, all Boyd Gaming properties will practice ‘Boyd Clean,’ a set of comprehensive protocols aimed at protecting the health and safety of our team members and guests.”
Some of the company’s venues will reopen even earlier. For instance, its four properties, including Ameristar St. Charles and Ameristar Kansas City in Missouri and the Diamond Jo Worth and the Diamond Jo Dubuque in Iowa will likely be re-launch their gambling activities on Monday, June 1st.
Nevada venues will have to wait until June 4th.
This announcement is a major step forward for Boyd Gaming, which reopened its gaming venues in Louisiana earlier this month. Now, the company is waiting on the green signal in states like Ohio, Illinois, Indiana and Pennsylvania so it can reopen its Blue Chip, Belterra Park, Valley Forge and the Par-A-Dice casinos.
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