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COVID-19 Resources

We are committed to providing members with relevant updates related to health and safety as well as the impact on our industry.
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COVID-19 Resources

August 5, 2020

The American Gaming Association is committed to keeping members, media, and other industry stakeholders updated on the latest related to the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the gaming industry.


Responsibly Reopening

The gaming industry is excited to welcome guests back to our properties. As we open our doors once again, our top priority is the health and safety of our employees and guests. To prepare for a safe, responsible reopening, casino operators have been rethinking every aspect of the gaming experience and establishing robust protocols to safeguard the health of guests and employees.

The AGA developed an overview of the various practices that gaming companies may implement based on a review of member health and safety plans.

Read the Overview

Additional Resources


Tracking Reopening

As many states lift shutdown orders, the AGA is diligently tracking casino reopenings across the country. Please note that “open” properties indicate the availability of some type of gaming, many, if not all, casinos are still operating at reduced capacity or with limited other amenities available.

See the Casino Tracker


CARES Act Update

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides needed resources for COVID-19 public health response and essential support for workers and businesses impacted by the pandemic. The AGA outlined key provisions in the legislation most relevant to the gaming industry.

Read the Overview

Additional Resources


Supporting Our Community

During the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the gaming industry stepped up to provide immediate, urgently needed support to American communities, families, and workers.

Casinos from Las Vegas to Atlantic City to tribal regions and everywhere in-between have donated tons of excess food to local charities and food banks. Las Vegas SandsWynn Resorts, MGM Resorts, and Boyd Gaming have announced donations of medical supplies and personal protective equipment while Penn National’s Greektown Casino-Hotel is opening its doors for first responders to give them a safe place to stay while working on the front lines. Other supplies, such as books and playing cards, are also being donated by gaming properties like MGM Springfield and Live! Casino in Baltimore. Meanwhile, many operators and suppliers are establishing funds for employees and their communities—like Global Payments’ COVID-19 response fund for the Columbus, GA area, DraftKings’ commitment of up to $1 million to the United Way’s COVID-19 relief efforts, Station Casinos’ pledge of $1 million to fight the virus, and William Hill’s employee relief fund. Las Vegas casinos, including Park MGM and Aria, are also sending messages of hope and unity using light from their hotel rooms, while the LuxorParisVenetian, and casinos across the nation are lighting the sky blue in honor of our healthcare workers. Finally, Las Vegas released a moving message to visitors, “When it’s time, we’ll be ready and better than ever.”

AGA President and CEO Bill Miller shares what our members are doing from coast to coast. Read the Article


Resources
COVID-19 Overview

View the latest updates and resources from the CDC and World Health Organization (WHO).

CDC Resources     WHO Resources

State Guidance

State Orders/Statutes     State Economic Relief Efforts

Employee Health and Safety

View the latest government guidance for employers.

OSHA Resources     Dept. of Labor Guidelines

Customer Health and Safety

View the latest information impacting customer travel and gatherings.

CDC Crowd Guidelines     Travel Restrictions     Face Coverings/Masks