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COVID-19 Resources

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COVID-19 Resources

May 21, 2020


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Like many of you, the American Gaming Association (AGA) is paying close attention to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, which has created uncertainty for the gaming industry and economy broadly. This page is a resource to provide you with information on business best practices, latest updates from Washington, and research and news on the impact.


Impact of COVID-19

All 989 commercial and tribal casino properties will have shuttered their doors. These mass closures will rob the U.S. economy of $43.5 billion in economic activity if the casinos remain closed until the middle of May.

Read the Factsheet


A Path to Reopening

As many states consider lifting shutdown orders, our members are formulating reopening plans that prioritize public health and ensure we can provide employees and customers a safe environment to return to. This includes working closely with regulators, integrating guidance from federal and local health agencies, and enlisting other experts to inform best practices.

See the Casino Tracker

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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

As the U.S. grapples with the COVID-19 outbreak, the gaming industry is stepping 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 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

Webinar

Watch a webinar presented in partnership with Covington & Burling LLP to hear best practices and guidance on the following pandemic-related issues: supply chain, employment, insurance, and privacy.