Monday, May 18, 2020 | 4:02 p.m.
Las Vegas-based Boyd Gaming Corp. will reopen three casinos in Louisiana Wednesday and two in Mississippi on Thursday, according to a news release.
Two additional properties shuttered by the coronavirus pandemic in Louisiana are slated to open next week, Boyd officials said. No plans have been announced to reopen casinos in Nevada.
The company said all openings are pending “receipt of final regulatory approvals.”
Assuming all goes according to plan, Wednesday will mark the first day any of Boyd’s 29 gaming properties in 10 states have been open since mid-March.
Boyd’s 12 properties in Las Vegas remain closed at the direction of Gov. Steve Sisolak, who has not yet announced when casinos will be allowed to reopen.
“We are optimistic that we will be able to reopen most of our properties over the next several weeks, and we look forward to offering our guests a safe and enjoyable entertainment experience,” Keith Smith, Boyd’s CEO, said in a statement.
The three Louisiana casinos set to open are Delta Downs Racetrack Casino Hotel, Evangeline Downs Racetrack Casino Hotel, and Treasure Chest Casino.
The Mississippi casinos are the IP Casino Resort Spa in Biloxi and Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall in Tunica.
For the foreseeable future, all Boyd employees will wear face coverings and be subject to temperature checks, the company said.