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Boyd Gaming to reopen properties in three states

27 May 2020

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Boyd Gaming Corporation today announced plans to resume operations at 13 properties in Nevada, Missouri and Iowa, pending receipt of final regulatory approvals.

On Monday, 1 June, Boyd Gaming plans to resume operations at its two Missouri properties, Ameristar St. Charles and Ameristar Kansas City; and its two Iowa properties, Diamond Jo Casino - Dubuque and Diamond Jo Casino - Northwood. On Thursday, 4 June, the Company will reopen nine of its Nevada properties: The Orleans, Gold Coast Hotel and Casino, Suncoast Hotel and Casino, Aliante Casino Hotel and Spa, Cannery Casino and Hotel, Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall, Fremont Hotel & Casino, California Hotel & Casino and Jokers Wild Casino.

The Nevada, Missouri and Iowa openings follow the resumption of operations at Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel, Evangeline Downs Racetrack Casino Hotel and Treasure Chest Casino in Louisiana on 20 May; IP Casino Resort and Spa and Sam's Town Tunica Hotel & Gambling Hall in Mississippi on 21 May; Kansas Star Casino on 23 May; and Sam's Town Hotel & Casino Shreveport and Amelia Belle Casino in Louisiana earlier today.

"We are excited for the opportunity to resume operations in Nevada, Missouri and Iowa, as our nationwide operations continue to return to business. So far, we are encouraged by the enthusiastic response we have seen from our customers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Kansas following our reopenings in those states," said Keith Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of Boyd Gaming. "By the first week of June, we look forward to having 21 of our 29 properties across the country back in operation, and we are optimistic that we will be able to reopen most of our remaining properties by the end of June. As we continue to reopen our properties, we will remain diligent in protecting the health and safety of every person who comes through our doors, following strict safety protocols that meet the highest standards set by federal, state and local officials."

Upon reopening, all properties will operate with limited amenities and capacity restrictions in compliance with state and local requirements. Additionally, all Boyd Gaming properties will practice "Boyd Clean," a set of comprehensive protocols aimed at protecting the health and safety of our team members and guests. These protocols include:
  • Mandatory face coverings and temperature checks for all team members;
  • Social distancing requirements and capacity restrictions across all customer and team member areas, including casino floors and restaurants;
  • Enhanced cleaning and sanitation of all high-touch surfaces, including door handles, gaming machines, table games, handrails and elevator buttons;
  • Increased placement of hand sanitizer dispensers throughout our properties;
  • Required training for all team members on our safety protocols.

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