Michigan casinos ordered to close again

Health officials warned cases would continue to rise unless restrictions were put in place.
Health officials warned cases would continue to rise unless restrictions were put in place.

Casinos and other establishments will be closed for three weeks as of Wednesday.

US.- Casinos in Michigan have been ordered to close once again due to a spike in Covid-19 cases in the state.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration has announced that as from Wednesday, casinos along with restaurants and some other businesses must close their doors for three weeks.

The decision comes after health officials in the state warned that cases would continue to rise unless major restrictions were implemented.

Gov. Whitmer said: “If we don’t act now, thousands more will die, and our hospitals will continue to be overwhelmed. We can get through this together by listening to health experts once again and taking action right now to slow the spread of this deadly virus.”

Detroit’s three casinos have been in operation for just over three months since reopening in early August.

The city of Detroit is highly dependant on tax receipts from its three commercial casinos, as casino wagering taxes account for around 16 per cent of its total revenue.