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US – Boyd Gaming properties in five states extend closures

By - 25 March 2020

US operator Boyd Gaming Corporation has provided an update on its previously announced property closures in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania. As previously announced, all Boyd Gaming properties nationwide are temporarily closed to the public as mandated by state officials in connection with efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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.

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 Casino Resort and Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa, which closed on March 16 in compliance with orders from the Indiana Gaming Commission.

The Louisiana Gaming Control Board has extended its previous closure order through April 12. This order impacts Amelia Belle Casino, Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel, Evangeline Downs Racetrack Casino Hotel, Sam’s Town Hotel & Casino Shreveport and Treasure Chest Casino, all of which closed on March 17 in compliance with a statewide closure order from the Board.

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has ordered the closure of all non-essential businesses in the state through April 6. This order impacts Belterra Park Gaming & Entertainment Center, which closed on March 13 following orders by the Ohio Department of Health prohibiting mass gatherings in the state.

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has closed all casinos in the state until further notice. Valley Forge Casino Resort 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.

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