The closure will affect 649,000 people that work in the gaming industry
US.- The Coronavirus is hitting strong all around the world. The American Gaming Association (AGA) revealed on Tuesday that all of the United States’ 465 commercial casinos will be closed as of midday on Wednesday.
According to Inside Asia Gaming, commercial casinos in Deadwood, South Dakota will become the last in the country to shut their doors following an order form the mayor. Only 16 of 524 tribal casinos nationwide remain open for business.
The closure will affect 649,000 people that work in the gaming industry that expect to see a combined US$43.5 billion stripped from the economy assuming the casino will be closed for two months.
According to information revealed by the AGA, 28% of travellers having deferred planned trips, 40% of group meetings and events scheduled for the next four months cancelled and a 56% reduction in seated diners at restaurants even before individual states began ordering restaurant closures.
The UK Government also took measures after the increased of infected people and ordered quarantine for the next three weeks. The measures taken by Prime Minister Boris Johnson include the closure of all casinos, betting shops and bingo venues to combat the spread of Covid-19.