It looks like the casino industry is also getting hit hard by COVID-19.

According to KCCI-TV, "Prairie Meadows Hotel & Casino will lay off more than 1,000 of its staff members beginning in May, a union official told KCCI on Saturday."

The casino is located right outside of Des Moines in Altoona. The story said there are about 1,300  employees that work for the casino and about 70 percent of them will be laid off because of the shutdown from COVID-19.

There is hope that the casino will be opening on June 1st, but we all know the date for opening could change. The hope is to bring back the employees back when the doors open again.

To read the full story from KCCI-TV in Des Moines, please click on this link.

[Source of story: KCCI-TV Des Moines]

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