USA – Nevada based gaming and hospitality firm; Boyd Gaming Corporation, has today announced details of a closure extension period for a number of its properties in Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
The news comes after an initial closure period was announced temporarily as a preventative measure against the coronavirus outbreak.
Details of Boyd Gaming’s properties that are on the closure list, along with state gaming board compliance information are below:
Pennsylvania: The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has closed all casinos in the state until further notice. Valley Forge has been closed since March 13 in compliance with Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s directive ordering the closure of all entertainment venues in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
Louisiana: The Louisiana Gaming Control Board has extended its previous closure order through April 12. This order impacts Amelia Belle, Delta Downs, Evangeline Downs, Sam’s Town Shreveport and Treasure Chest, all of which closed on March 17 in compliance with a state-wide closure order from the Board.
Illinois: The Illinois Gaming Board has extended its previous closure order to April 8. This closure order impacts all gaming operations in the state of Illinois, including Par-A-Dice, which closed on March 15.
Ohio: Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has ordered the closure of all non-essential businesses in the state through April 6. This order impacts Belterra Park, which closed on March 13 following orders by the Ohio Department of Health prohibiting mass gatherings in the state.
Indiana: Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb has issued an order requiring the closure of all non-essential businesses in the state through April 6. This order will impact both Belterra Resort and Blue Chip, which closed on March 16 in compliance with orders from the Indiana Gaming Commission.
The firm, which has total assets totalling almost five billion dollars, has stated that it will provide future updates in response to Covid-19 on its official website.
Boyd Gaming Corporation is one of the leading casino entertainment companies in the US that currently owns and operates 29 gaming properties in ten states.