The casinos in Massachusetts will remain closed until at least June 1. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) voted unanimously to keep doors closed at all three properties due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic in the state.
The MGC is also awaiting further instructions from Gov. Charles Baker and Restart Advisory Board.
In a statement, MGC Chair, Cathy Judd-Stein, said: “In keeping with the latest mandate issued by the state, the Commission voted unanimously 5-0 via roll call to extend temporary closures of the state’s three casino properties.
“When we first decided to temporarily suspend operations at the state’s three gaming facilities, the Commission and our licensees held a shared view that public health was paramount to all other considerations. At the time, the urgent circumstances required us to move quickly and decisively.
“The timeline to reopen is still uncertain; however, our attention is now focused on developing a responsible restart plan and maximizing this time to establish guidelines, in coordination and collaboration with key stakeholders, including the three licensees, state and local leaders, and public health officials.”