It has been reported today that casino talent buying agency Seattle Entertainment Group has conducted an impact survey of Coronavirus and the effects the local, national and international pandemic has had on the industry.
Seattle Entertainment Group founder Troy Wyatt conducted the survey by contacting hundreds of casino executives and Native American casino owners to better understand the impacts and how the industry is dealing with the ongoing health crisis.
Seattle Entertainment Group is a Native American owned and operated talent buying agency for casinos that assists casino properties in booking talent and entertainment while maximizing return on investment and ‘achieving gaming objectives’.
Troy Wyatt of Seattle Entertainment Group spoke out about the survey findings and what the casino landscape is likely to look like post-Covid-19:
“It’s uncomfortable admitting your struggles, and failures or frailty to another person.
I was honoured to hear the empowered voices from tribal leadership across Indian Country and I’ll never forget what they’ve told me during the survey.
When we share our stories, we have the powerful ability to inspire, motivate, and be challenged.
It’s reassuring to see more and more tribes working together to share stories, product pricing, and collective ideas” proclaimed Mr. Wyatt.
Meanwhile, casino CEOs and tribal leadership, admit they have been working overtime and then some.
One thing is clear, casinos and tribal governments are all doing their absolute best to maintain a safe balance within their communities.
The casino reopening strategies vary slightly from tribe to tribe, and sadly, not one solution fits all scenarios 100% of the time”
- 6% of native-owned casinos are still closed.
- 92% of casinos say they have the procedures in place to reopen safely.
- 97% of casino owners surveyed said that the $8 billion in COVID relief funds is not enough to mitigate the economic impact caused by the crisis.
- 3% of casinos are confident they can resume normal operations by the end of the year.