As the world community continues to grapple with coronavirus outbreak, several leading casinos based in the United States of America are leaving no stone unturned to extend all possible assistance to help fight the highly contagious virus.
Casinos across the country are using their resources to help fight the COVID-19 outbreak. Kudos to @boydgaming. The AGA echoes their heartfelt thank you to our first responders and healthcare professionals. https://t.co/fAMJX3zusl
— American Gaming Association (@AmericanGaming) March 30, 2020
According to a report, so far, Covid-19 has infected 1, 64,266 people only in just the USA. The virus has claimed 3170 lives in the USA till March 31, 2020. The virus has infected 7,85,000 people and killed over 37,000 people all across the globe.
Now American gaming and hospitality company Boyd Gaming Corporation has come forward and donated 35,000 face masks and 20,000 pairs of gloves to first responders and hospitals based in Las Vegas Valley.
Boyd Gaming is standing with our community. Last week, we donated more than 35,000 face masks & 20,000 pairs of gloves to first responders and hospitals throughout the Las Vegas Valley. To all of our incredible first responders and health care professionals – thank you. pic.twitter.com/CrnkprqJ5L
— Boyd Gaming Corp (@boydgaming) March 30, 2020
Boyd Gaming Corporation is based in Paradise, Nevada. The leading company is run by founder Sam Boyd’s family. Sam Boyd’s son Bill Boyd controls the management of the company. Bill Boyd retired as CEO of the company in January 2008. Now he is serving as the company’s executive chairman.
Meanwhile, yet another leading casino Wynn Resorts also declared that it has donated approximately $1.75 million in essential supplies earlier on Friday to Las Vegas and Boston medical facilities and nonprofits. The company donated yet another million by the end of Friday. Wynn Resorts donations now stand over $2.5 million worth of goods.
We are honored to be able to help our medical community and charitable partners during this time of need. Thank you to all the essential workers currently on the front lines.
— Wynn Las Vegas (@WynnLasVegas) March 28, 2020
Earlier, reports surfaced that Boyd Gaming has been compelled to slash dividends due to coronavirus outbreak. Due to the virus, nearly all the gaming operations in the USA have suspended operations. And, sporting tournaments emerged first to go offline.
Presently, many casinos are plagued with concerns about the current situation prevailing in the USA and trying to use their resources to fight coronavirus. Boyd Gaming feels that things may get worse before they begin to get better.