Eldorado Casino requests non-operational licence

A non-operational licence would mean the casino can keep its licence but remain closed for the longer term.
A non-operational licence would mean the casino can keep its licence but remain closed for the longer term.

If approved the casino will be permitted to remain closed until June next year.

US.- Eldorado Casino has asked Henderson City Council for a non-operational licence to stay closed until June 2021.

The request will be processed at a city council meeting, and if approved the casino will be able to keep its licence but remain closed until June next year.

The casino in Henderson is operated by gaming giant Boyd Gaming, and is one of three casinos that remain closed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Boyd Gaming already laid off a number of employees last month.

It is still uncertain if the properties will definitely stay closed until June next year. Boyd CEO Keith Smith said the decision will be a “demand-based calculation”.

Smith said: “Once the demand starts to pick up, both downtown as well as around the two smaller properties, that’s when you’d see us reopen those. We don’t have any dates right now.”

In a letter submitted to the city council, the company said it would submit a plan prior to reopening.