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Missouri, Illinois casinos stay closed

Casinos in both Missouri and Illinois will remain closed because of concerns about the spread of the coronavirus.

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The Missouri Gaming Commission extended the order to keep all riverboat casinos closed through April 6. This follows an order from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services on statewide social distancing. The state previously ordered casinos to close through March 30.

In Illinois, that state’s Gaming Board has suspended all casinos and gaming operations until at least April 8.

“The Board is continuously monitoring developments in connection with the COVID-19 public health crisis and will update licensees and the public as warranted,” the gaming board said in an announcement on its website.

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