Wyomissing, Pennsylvania-headquartered Penn National Gaming Incorporated has recently announced the reopening of more than 70 per cent of its casinos following corona virus-induced shutdown, but thousands of its employees will likely not be around long enough to celebrate as the entertainment giant has warned of permanent layoffs.
Wind Creek Bethlehem remains closed as Northampton County officials have yet to give green signal for its reopening, but the casino has plans to call all of its employees back to work in stages.
The confirmation of a positive case of the potentially deadly corona virus at the Morongo Casino Resort & Spa in Southern California has triggered new concerns over public health safety, pushing many to predict that reopening of casinos could pave way for another wave of the deadly transmissions.
Continuing to struggle in the wake of the COVID-19 shutdown, Wynn Resorts’ Macau hotel and casino business is suffering a loss of nearly $2 million per day with revenue down 97.6 per cent in the first two months of the second quarter of the current fiscal year.
Illinois Gaming Board has released a series of guidelines for casinos to follow and implement before resuming operations, with special emphasis on deep cleaning and social distancing protocols.
June 29th seems to be the earliest possible date for Massachusetts’s casinos, including Encore Boston Harbor, to resume operations as the state will soon enter the Phase 2 of reopening plan, with phase 3 scheduled to start late this month.
Hong Kong and Macau authorities are working on a “travel bubble” that would allow residents of the Chinese Special Administrative Regions (SARs) to travel freely between the two territories without the need for a fourteen-day quarantine on both ends.
Harrah’s New Orleans Casino, the only land-based commercial gambling and entertainment venue in Louisiana, has confirmed that it will reopen its doors to the public on coming Saturday, June 13th, following months-long COVID-19 pandemic caused shutdown.
Ronald Baumann, Caesars Entertainment Corporation’s top regional executive, has been granted an initial casino key employee license and approval for his appointment by the New Jersey Casino Control Commission to serve as regional president and chief executive of Caesars Atlantic City, Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City and Bally’s Atlantic City.
When Macau’s casinos will eventually get back to normal following COVID19-induced strict health protocols and travel bans, mass market gamers will probably not like the potential changes, Morgan Stanley market analysts underlined in their latest report.