Gaming industry looks to survive casino closures through the stimulus carve-out

Gaming leaders said Thursday that the industry’s inclusion in the $2 trillion stimulus package will allow companies to pay sidelined employees while also supplying much needed financial liquidity to withstand the nationwide casino shut down, which continues to have an uncertain timeframe. American Gaming Association CEO Bill Miller said that the much-debated CARES Act bill, approved by the U.S. Senate in a 96-0 vote, marked the first instance in which gaming was included with the overall hospitality industry in a large government financial aid measure. The House is expected to take up the measure Friday morning. President Donald Trump has said he will sign the legislation.

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