Boyd Gaming Corporation announced that all of the Company’s properties in Louisiana and Mississippi will close to the public, in compliance with orders from state gaming regulators. All casinos in Louisiana and Mississippi have been ordered to temporarily close as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
In compliance with orders received from the Louisiana Gaming Control Board earlier today, five Boyd Gaming properties will temporarily close to the public by midnight: Amelia Belle Casino, Delta Downs Racetrack Casino Hotel, Evangeline Downs Racetrack Casino Hotel, Sam’s Town Shreveport and Treasure Chest Casino. The Board’s order requires all casinos in the state of Louisiana to remain closed through Monday, March 30.
Separately, the Company will close IP Casino Resort and Sam’s Town Tunica by midnight tonight, in compliance with orders from the Mississippi Gaming Commission. The Commission did not provide an estimated re-opening date in its order.
There have been no reported cases of COVID-19 at any Boyd Gaming property. All closures are due solely to state mandates aimed at preventing the spread of disease.
The safety and well-being of our team members and customers is our utmost priority. The company has implemented comprehensive social distancing measures across its operations, including mandating additional space between customers on the Company’s gaming floors and restaurants. The Company is also closing certain amenities as necessary to enforce these social distancing protocols.
Additionally, since February, Boyd Gaming has been following stringent CDC-recommended protocols at its properties nationwide, including frequent handwashing by team members, increased placement of hand sanitizers and increased sanitation of frequently touched surfaces. The Company has been advising all team members who are experiencing flu-like symptoms to go home immediately and contact their health care professional.
The Company is continuing to monitor developments related to COVID-19 and reinforcing our policies as necessary. For additional information on Boyd Gaming’s efforts, visit: https://www.boydgaming.com/news/coronavirus
About Boyd Gaming:
Founded in 1975, Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) is a leading geographically diversified operator of 29 gaming entertainment properties in 10 states. The Company currently operates 1.77 million square feet of casino space, more than 38,000 gaming machines, over 800 table games, more than 11,000 hotel rooms, and 320 food and beverage outlets. With one of the most experienced leadership teams in the casino industry, Boyd Gaming prides itself on offering its guests an outstanding entertainment experience, delivered with unwavering attention to customer service. For additional Company information and press releases, visit www.boydgaming.com.