Boyd reopens three casinos in Indiana and Ohio


oyd Gaming Corporation announced plans on Wednesday to resume operations at three properties in Indiana and Ohio.

On June 15, the Blue Chip Casino Hotel and Spa in Michigan City and the Belterra Casino Resort in Florence, Indiana, will open. On June 19, the company plans to reopen Belterra Park in Cincinnati, Ohio.

In this state, they will join other casinos that are slated to reopen next week Governor Mike DeWine announced that stores could open as early as June 19th: Jack Casino, Miami Valley Gaming and Hollywood Casino.

According to DeWine, casinos and racinos can reopen with restrictions: Poker, cloakroom, valet parking, concerts and banquets are not yet available. Maximum capacity is capped at no more than 50% of the Fire Act, most employees wear face-covers, and special hours are reserved for vulnerable populations such as older adults, as reported by Cincinnati Enquirer.

Blue Chip Casino Hotel and Spa in Michigan City, Indiana.

“If we add these three properties to our most recent reopenings, we will have 24 of our 29 properties across the country back operational,” he said Keith Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of Boyd Gamingin a press release. “We are encouraged by the early guest numbers at our newly opened hotels across the country and are optimistic that we will see similar results when we return to work at Blue Chip, Belterra Resort and Belterra Park.”

Upon reopening, the three properties will operate with limited amenities and capacity constraints in accordance with state and local requirements. In addition, all Boyd Gaming properties practice Boyd Clean, a set of comprehensive protocols designed to protect the health and safety of their team members and guests.

These protocols include mandatory face covering and temperature checks for all team members. Social distancing requirements and capacity restrictions in all customer and staff areas, including casino floors and restaurants; improved cleaning and hygiene of all touch-sensitive surfaces, including door handles, gaming machines, table games, handrails and elevator buttons; increased placement of hand sanitizer dispensers across properties; Required training for all team members on Boyd’s security protocols.

In Ohio, Jack Casino, the future home of the Hard Rock Casino, said it will open on June 19 but still without Hard Rock signs. The Rising Star Casino and Resort will open on June 15th, as will the Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg. Miami Valley Gaming opens on June 19th.

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