Casino Coronavirus leads to casino closures, event cancelations March 13, 2020 By Ezra Amacher The COVID-19 pandemic has forced entertainment companies to temporarily cancel large events and gatherings, while casinos in Oregon and Pennsylvania have shut down indefinitely. Boyd Gaming closed Valley Forge Casino in Pennsylvania for two weeks. Valley Forge Casino is located in Montgomery County, which Governor Tom Wolf deemed the “epicenter” of the virus in Pennsylvania. Last week, an Oregon tribal casino closed following a report of a staff member who tested positive for the virus. Wynn Resorts announced it is canceling all large gatherings and implementing screening for temperature using non-invasive thermal cameras at all its entrances. Matt Maddox, CEO of Wynn Resorts, said: “Every scientific and health authority I've spoken to has focused on the need for social distancing, which is to say, creating sufficient space between each of us to impede the spread of the coronavirus. This isn't simply a good idea; it is essential, and not forever, but certainly for now.” MGM Resorts temporarily closed all Las Vegas buffets to help combat the spread of the virus. The company said that a woman with coronavirus stayed at The Mirage for a conference last weekend. Hard Rock said it is canceling all live entertainment for 30 days.