The US brick-and-mortar gaming market is in complete chaos as local governments move in the completely opposite direction about whether to open or close casinos in response to the COVID -19 pandemic.
On Wednesday, Illinois officially reopens its gaming market and several MGM Las Vegas Strip casinos reopen. Mandalay Bay and Aria opened, bringing the total number of open Strip casinos to 21.The only Strip casinos still closed were Mirage and Park MGM MGM, Caesar’s Bally’s, The Cromwell and Planet Hollywood and Penn National Gaming’s Tropicana, which have closed since the entire gaming market US closed in mid-March visit Warkoppoker.
This happened as neighboring Nevada to the west reclaimed some of the state’s largest card rooms. California governor Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday that he is imposing tougher restrictions on indoor businesses in 19 counties in response to a surge in COVID-19 cases. The order forces the Bike Casino and Trading Casino to close for at least three weeks.
A day later, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos A Gimenez issued a similar order on indoor businesses in his area that forced all Miami casinos to close. Unlike in California, most of the major Florida casinos are not located within the Miami-Dade area borders.
While Las Vegas is opening more Strip casinos, several Nevada gaming properties about 90 minutes south were closed after employees at a casino in Laughlin tested positive for the coronavirus.
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