Penn National Gaming Inc. (NASDAQ:PENN) has announced that around 30 out of its 41 racing and gaming properties have commenced operations. This represents around 70% of Penn National Gaming’s regional portfolio in 13 states out of the 19, where it has operations.
Penn National gaming resumes operations in most states
The latest resumption of operations was Pennsylvania at Hollywood Casino in Penn National Race Course as well as its four properties in Ohio. Jay Snowden, the CEO and President of the company indicated that as the largest national gaming operator, they were delighted to reopen some of the premises. He added that they were grateful to hit around 70% reopening of properties across. The CEO added that the company was working with other regulators as well as local and state leaders in preparation for the reopening of all the remaining properties.
Following the reopening of the properties, the company has institute comprehensive safety and social distancing protocols at all properties. The protocols were developed in consultation with local and state regulators as well as public health officials. The protocols the company implemented are available at www.pmngaming.com/covid19. Equally, every property that has been authorized for reopening has offered additional details about more safety and property-specific protocols through their respective property sites.
Penn National properties that have reopened
Some of the properties that have resumed operations include Sanford Orland Kennel Club, Florida, Ameristar Casino Hotel Blackhawk, CO, Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg, IN, and Ameristar Casino Hotel East Chicago as well as Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway. In Los Angeles, the company has reopened the Margaritaville Casino Bossier City, L’Auberge Casino Lake Charles, L’Abuerge Casino Baton Rouge, Boomtown Casino Bossier City, and Boomtown Casino New Orleans. Also, the Hollywood Casino St. Louis, Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa Riverside, River City Casino &Hotel, Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course, and the Meadows Casio racetrack Hotel, among others.
For now, all these gaming facilities are operating at limited capacity according to regulatory and state guidelines. The company will resume operations in other states once it has received approval from regulators in those states.