State is ramping up efforts to prevent the deadly virus from spreading further.
US.- The Missouri Gaming Commission has announced that casinos in the state will remain close until April 6.
The decision was taken “in compliance with Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services order on statewide social distancing” and forms part of efforts to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.
Governor Mike Parson ordered all of the states casinos to close on March 18 with the intention of them reopening on March 31.
Casinos closed include those in the metro area: Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City, Harrah’s North Kansas City Casino & Hotel, Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa and Isle of Capri Casino.
Missouri has 1,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 13 deaths.
“We know this is not easy, and it may seem like there is no end in sight, but I assure you we will get through this,” Parson said.
Tourism businesses such as casinos, hotels and restaurants have been devastated by restrictions put in place to deal with the virus.