Detroit Casinos Shut Down Amidst Coronavirus Threat

Detroit Casinos Shut Down Amidst Coronavirus Threat

The casinos of Detroit, usually bumbling because of the activity of punters, will shut down because of the recent Coronavirus outbreak in the US. The global pandemic is spreading its impact in the US, which has created a huge problem for the gambling industry.

Detroit casinos closed

All three casinos in Detroit- MGM Grand Detroit, Greektown Casino, and MotorCity Casino Hotel have announced that they will comply with the Michigan Gaming Control Board’s orders and temporarily suspended all gaming operations. He Hollywood Toledo Casino has already been shut down while the Caesars Windsor has also shutdown overnight. It will be closing the hotel at noon.

Detroit Casinos Shut Down Amidst Coronavirus Threat

MGM said that it will be shutting down operations at 5 pm, where the casino, restaurants, and hotels will also be closed. It said,

“It is anticipated that it will remain closed for two weeks, at which time the status will be re-evaluated.”

MotorCity Casino will closet at noon but it has decided to keep the hotel open. The property wrote,

“The hotel will remain open, offering its luxury accommodations to those who need a respite during these unprecedented times. We will provide updates as they become available. In the meantime, please stay healthy and safe.”

Greektown casino said that it will close at 5 pm. The property said that the shutdown will impact their 1,650 team members. However, they will continue to pay for their benefits and wages during this time. It wrote that the hotel-casino is thankful for the support and understanding that its team members and guests have shown at this challenging time.

Two other big casinos in the state- Gun Lake Casino in Wayland and Firekeepers in Battle Creek have also shut down.

What is the state doing to control COVID-19?

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has had a terrible impact on various economies of the world, including the US. Several states have issued advisories to people to avoid traveling and follow social distancing protocols to ensure that they contain the spread of the virus. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently ordered the bars and restaurants in the state to shut down for dine-in services.

The State Emergency Operations Center has also started sharing messages with the public, telling them how to stay safe and avoid coronavirus spread. Common advisories include staying at home and not traveling unless necessary, coughing or sneezing with a sleeve or tissue, avoiding close contact with sick people and washing hands regularly for at least 20 seconds.

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