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Casinos Close in Response to Coronavirus

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve rapidly, and it currently appears that, due to the pandemic’s scope and likely duration, casino companies announced closures.

Century Casinos, Inc. temporarily closed its Canadian, West Virginia and Missouri casinos on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 to comply with quarantines issued by governments in each jurisdiction to contain the spread of COVID-19. These closures follow the closures of the Company’s Polish and Colorado casinos per government directives in those jurisdictions. The Company also closed Century Casino Bath on March 17, 2020 to contain the spread of COVID-19. The casino will remain closed indefinitely while the Company continues to evaluate its options for this property, which could include permanent closure or a sale or other disposition.

Station Casinos LLC will initiate the temporary closing of each of its Las Vegas, Nevada properties for a thirty-day period commencing at midnight on March 17, 2020.  Despite the closure, Station Casinos will continue to offer regular pay and health benefits to all of its hourly and salaried full-time team members through April 30, 2020.  In addition, by order of the Graton Gaming Commission, the Graton Resort & Casino, which is located in Rohnert Park, California and managed by an affiliate of Station Casinos, closed earlier today, and will remain closed until April 1, 2020 or further notice. Management and a limited number of employees will remain at each of those properties to secure and maintain the facilities.

Caesars Entertainment Corporation will temporarily shut down its owned properties in North America, consistent with directives from various government bodies. Caesars Entertainment’s resorts operate primarily under the Caesars®, Harrah’s® and Horseshoe® brand names. Caesars Entertainment’s portfolio also includes the Caesars Entertainment UK family of casinos. 

Boyd Gaming Corporation announced that all of the Company’s properties in Nevada, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri are closing to the public. Boyd Gaming closed the gaming operations of its 12 southern Nevada properties by midnight Pacific Time tonight, March 17. The Company expects to close other public amenities, including restaurants and hotels, over the next several days. Separately, in compliance with an order from Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, Diamond Jo Casino and Diamond Jo Worth both temporarily closed to the public on March 17. In Kansas, the Company will temporarily close Kansas Star Casino on Wednesday, March 18 at 5 a.m. Central Time, in compliance with the Kansas Lottery Commission’s order to close all casinos in the state through Monday, March 30. In Missouri, in compliance with orders from the Missouri Gaming Commission, Ameristar St. Charles and Ameristar Kansas City will temporarily close to the public at 10 p.m. Central Time tonight (March 17). Earlier today the Commission ordered all Missouri casinos to close through Monday, March 30.

MGM Resorts International temporarily suspend operations at its Las Vegas properties, Empire City Casino in New York, MGM Northfield Park in Ohio, MGM Springfield in Massachusetts, the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey, MGM Grand Detroit, MGM National Harbor, Maryland, as well as at its two Mississippi properties, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino and Gold Strike Casino Resort. 

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