Caesars Entertainment has launched a new assistance fund to support staff and local communities across the US negatively impacted by the outbreak of novel coronavirus (Covid-19).
The Caesars Cares imitative will be funded by donations from the operator’s board of directors and executives, collected while the operator’s properties have been closed due to the coronavirus.
All commercial casinos in the US are currently shut and it is not yet clear when they will be permitted to re-open.
Lifeboat, a Louisiana-based public charity, will administer Caesars Cares, with support from an independent board of directors including a representative from Caesars. The board will evaluate applications for assistance to help Caesars team members.