AGA tasks itself with tracking the nation’s 989 casinos as they reopen CDC Gaming Reports · May 20, 2020 at 11:45 am The American Gaming Association has published a COVID-19 casino tracker on its website with a map that tracks the ongoing reopening of all 989 commercial and tribal casinos in the U.S. that shut down due to COVD-19, the acute respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus. Thus far, 889 casinos remain closed, while 100 have opened “at the property level,” meaning gambling is available, but not all amenities. “Keeping all stakeholders — from regulators and policymakers to the media and the public — informed on the status of gaming across the country is essential to getting the industry back on its feet. AmericanGaming.org is regularly updated with the latest research and resources to inform this new phase the industry is navigating,” said Casey Clark, AGA’s senior vice president for strategic communications. A toggle (in the upper-left corner of the map) enables users to select for closed and open casinos. In the upper right corner of the screen is a full-screen button which will make browsing the map easier. At a glance, the open casinos are clustered in Washington state, Oklahoma, Mississippi, and Louisiana, with a handful each in California and Arkansas and the rest scattered across a dozen or so states. Two symbols distinguish between commercial and tribal casinos. “The gaming industry is focused on creating a safe, comfortable, and welcoming environment for customers and employees to return to as we reopen our doors. Our tracker makes clear that reopening is a jurisdiction-by-jurisdiction decision, and each property will have a tailored approach to ensure health and safety,” the AGA said in a statement. The landing page also links to a COVID-19 Resources page with extensive information on the economic impact of casino closures; relevant updates concerning health and safety of staff and guests; provisions of the CARES Act; resources from the Centers for Disease Control, World Health Organization, and state orders, statutes, and relief efforts; and support from the gaming industry for workers, families, and communities. On the information page is also a 63-minute webinar, “COVID-19: Evolving Considerations for Gaming Businesses,” with guidance on supply chains, employment, insurance, and privacy.