USA – A Nevada based gaming and hospitality firm; Boyd Gaming Corporation has announced within the last 12 hours that it is closing all of its casino operations in four different states; Missouri, Kansas, Nevada and Iowa, amid the growing outbreak of the coronavirus.
The public will be unable to enter the properties as the firm complies with state officials to implement measures aimed at curbing the spread of the disease.
Just hours before the announcement, Steve Sisolak, who is the Governor of Nevada, ordered all gaming operations to shut down for a period of thirty days.
Boyd Gaming, which owns and operates two establishments in Iowa, two in Missouri, one in Kansas and more than ten in Las Vegas Nevada, including: Fremont Hotel and Casino, Cannery Casino and Hotel and Jokers Wild Casino, is complying with the states’ order effective immediately.
The firm also said that it is expecting to close other establishments under its umbrella, including restaurants and hotels.
According to executives and senior management, there have been no confirmed cases or reported cases at any of the Boyd Gaming properties. The measure is purely precautionary and preventative.
Boyd Gaming, established in 1975, is one of the largest and most successful casino entertainment companies in the United States and ‘prides itself on offering guests an outstanding entertainment experience, all delivered with the unrivalled attention to customer service that is known as Boyd Style.’
The firm has stated that ‘customers with reservations or events at one of our southern Nevada properties during the closure period’ should contact each individual venues telephone number for information and advice.