Station Casinos will put up the shutter on two of its North Las Vegas gambling establishment – Fiesta Rancho and Texas Station till 2021. The company will reportedly seek approval of the City Council for licensing changes for the two casinos.
Fiesta Rancho and Texas Station were closed in March 2020 after an order from the state to shut down non-essential businesses because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The shutdown is likely to extend to 4th June 2021 and all licensing, including full liquor, non-restricted gaming liquor and non-restricted gaming, moved to non-operational.
This decision by Station Casinos to keep the gambling establishments closed has been taken in the wake of the looming economic uncertainty. The two venues will remain closed until further notice. No fixed date has been set yet for resuming operations.
The shutdown also means popular spots such as the Oyster Bar and Beaumont’s would not be operational at Texas Station. This closure will also affect Fiesta Rancho’s The Cabo Lounge and Venom Bar. Additionally, the Palms and Fiesta Henderson casinos of Station Casinos are also currently closed with no plans of reopening or completely closing anytime soon.
The closures have followed the significant layoffs announced by Station Casinos in May 2020 because of the coronavirus outbreak. On 16th May 2020, the company announced that around 14000 staff would be affected by the layoff. However, they would be able to access medical benefits until the end of September.
Despite the earnest effort by the company to retain its team, tough decisions to layoff thousands were taken owing to the pandemic-induced economic crisis. It is still not clear when the casinos would resume business or how Station Casinos plans to deal with the loss.