Illinois: Casinos, theatres, gaming operations close as COVID-19 cases spike


Illinois has entered into tier 3 restrictions from November 20, 2020 following rising cases of corona virus in the state.

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker announced that casinos, theatres and video gaming operations shall be closed down as a precautionary measure due to rising COVID-19 cases.

While casinos have been directed to close down, bars, restaurants, museums, fitness centers have been allowed to remain open but with lesser crowd.

Pritzker said in news release that, “The simple fact is that COVID-19 is spreading so quickly and so widely, and our hospitals are beginning to experience real strain and at the current infection rate they will be overwhelmed. So whenever possible, we need you to stay home”, reported

Nearly 10,000 cases per day were reported in Illinois since past two weeks, therefore the govt. decided to impose such a ban.

No end date has been announced for the closure as of now.