Boyd Gaming Corporation, the Nevada based casino operator, has stated that it is looking forward to re-opening twenty-one of its casino properties in the US from next week as lockdown restrictions begin to ease in the country.
All of the firm’s casino properties have been closed during the current Covid-19 pandemic, but the company is currently waiting on final regulatory approval from state officials for the go-ahead on re-opening casinos in states such as Missouri, Nevada and Iowa.
Boyd Gaming currently operates many leading casino properties in the United States, including: Fremont Hotel and Casino, California Hotel and Casino, Aliante Casino and Hotel, Eldorado Casino, Jokers Wild Casino and Suncoast Hotel and Casino.
According to reports, the first of the firm’s casinos to re-open will be Ameristar Kansas City, Ameristar St. Charles, Diamond Jo Dubuque, Diamond Jo Worth.
Following the re-opening of its Iowa and Missouri properties, Boyd Gaming will re-open Jokers Wild, California, The Orleans and Aliante among others.
President and Chief Executive Officer of Boyd Gaming Keith Smith commented on the re-openings announcement:
“We are excited for the opportunity to resume operations in Nevada, Missouri and Iowa, as our nationwide operations continue to return to business.
So far, we are encouraged by the enthusiastic response we have seen from our customers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Kansas following our reopenings in those states.
By the first week of June, we look forward to having 21 of our 29 properties across the country back in operation, and we are optimistic that we will be able to reopen most of our remaining properties by the end of June.
As we continue to reopen our properties, we will remain diligent in protecting the health and safety of every person who comes through our doors, following strict safety protocols that meet the highest standards set by federal, state and local officials.”
In light of the re-opening of casinos following the Covid-19 shutdown, the company has been working hard to implement a company practice known as Boyd Clean.
Boyd Clean are a series of practices and measures that will be implemented at its casinos to ensure that health and safety of staff and customers is paramount and to ensure that people feel safe from Covid-19. These health and safety measures, likely to be seen state-wide, include: mandatory face masks, temperature checks, physical distancing and restricted numbers allowed to enter in to properties.