Casinos in the Phoenix area of Arizona will remain closed for the next few weeks but many are targeting May 15 to reopen.
US.- Casinos based in the Phoenix area of Arizona will remain closed for the next few weeks, but certain dates to reopen have been announced.
While Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has yet to make a decision on whether to extend the state’s stay at home order, which is due to expire on Thursday, casinos across Phoenix have decided to remain closed regardless.
However, some casinos have committed to reopening next month. This includes Fort McDowell Casino, which today announced that it would reopen on May 15.
In a statement, Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation President, Bernadine Burnette, said: “This was a painful decision as our casino is the economic lifeblood of our Nation.
“We are reliant on gaming revenue to support our tribal government and provide services to tribal members. The global Coronavirus crisis threatens the physical health and economic welfare of all Americans.”
Gila River Hotels and Casinos, which operates three casinos close to Phoenix, has also said its venues will not open until May 15.
CEO Kenneth Manuel said: “We are eager to open our doors, but as of now we feel it’s in the best interest of the community, our guests and employees to remain temporarily closed.”