BLACK HAWK, Colo. (CBS4)– The City of Black Hawk is helping 15 casinos that have been shuttered during the coronavirus pandemic. The city has waived another $700,000 in fees for the month of April.
The city did the same thing in March. The city is also allowing casinos to defer water payments to a later date.READ MORE: Ballpark Shooting: Michael Close Pleads Not Guilty By Reason Of Insanity In Death Of Isabella Thallas, Family Says
The gaming industry has been excluded from loans provided by the government to help businesses stay alive during the coronavirus pandemic.READ MORE: Stimulus Check Update: When Might Your $1,400 Economic Relief Payment Arrive?
A total of 70% of Gilpin County’s revenue comes from gaming. The industry employs about 10,000 people statewide and generated $125 million for the state last year.MORE NEWS: Colorado Researchers Discover Hint Of Scorching-Hot Planet Orbiting Vega
So far, there has been no guidance on when casinos will be allowed to reopen.