Illinois casinos to stay closed indefinitely

Casinos in Illinois will remain closed with no return date in sight.
Casinos in Illinois will remain closed with no return date in sight.

Illinois Gaming Board extends forced closure period due to the Coronavirus crisis.

US.- Casinos in Illinois will remain closed while the state is under lockdown due to the Covid-19 outbreak and with no clear indication of when they can reopen their doors.

The announcement was made by Illinois Gaming Board, which extended the temporary suspension of all land-based gambling activity in the state.

The temporary suspension on gambling activity first came into force on March 16 and was then extended until April 30

In its statement, the Illinois Gaming Board said: “The health and safety of patrons, gaming industry employees, Gaming Board staff, and all others in Illinois is the Gaming Board’s top priority at this time.

“The Gaming Board is monitoring developments regarding Covid-19 and will continue to make decisions based on science, public health guidance, and applicable law and rules.

“The Gaming Board will also continue to update licensees and other stakeholders as new information becomes available.”

As of today (May 4), there have been 58,505 cases of Coronavirus in Illinois, with 2,559 confirmed deaths.

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