It has been announced today that popular gaming and betting venue Delta Downs Racetrack Casino Hotel has reopened for business following a period of downtime closure due to damage caused by Hurricane Laura.
The property has been closed since last month following devastation to the region, of which property owner and operator Boyd Gaming has committed to aiding with $1.5m relief fund for team members and communities impacted by the hurricane.
President and Chief Executive Officer of Boyd Gaming Keith Smith commented on the reopening and assisting the wider community:
“While we are glad to get our doors back open at Delta Downs, our highest priority is helping our team members and neighbors during these extremely difficult times.
Through direct financial assistance to our team members, as well as contributions to non-profit organizations engaged in the relief effort, we are pleased to do our part to help the southwest Louisiana community recover from this terrible storm.”
Direct financial support is being diverted to team members at the company’s venue, including continuing to pay benefits and staff in full wages during the closure period, along with extra grants and aid to assist with recovery from the effects.
In addition, the American Red Cross and Second Harvest Food Bank will receive substantial contributions from Boyd Gaming to continue their relief aid in Louisiana for providing emergency shelter, food and water.