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.

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The gaming industry has been excluded from loans provided by the government to help businesses stay alive during the coronavirus pandemic.

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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.

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So far, there has been no guidance on when casinos will be allowed to reopen.