Reports: Eldorado Resorts to furlough workers in Reno beginning April 11

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Eldorado Resorts, Inc. will begin furloughing employees at its Eldorado, Silver Legacy and Circus Circus properties in downtown Reno (called The Row) on April 11, according to industry reports.

The furloughs were detailed in an April 7 memorandum from The Row general manager Tracy Mimno to employees, a copy of which was obtained by CDC Gaming Reports. The memo stated the company expected the furloughs to be “temporary (less than three months).”

A report by Gambling News said furlough notices were expected to be issued at all Eldorado Resorts properties across 11 states. The company’s corporate headquarters are in Reno.

Eldorado Resorts has been paying employee wages and benefits during the national shutdown of casinos to slow the coronavirus. Gov. Steve Sisolak ordered Nevada casinos to close on March 17.

Although wages are being halted, Eldorado Resorts is continuing employee health benefits through June 30, Gaming News said.

A spokesperson for the trio of Reno properties did not return a request for comment by time of publication.

Mimno’s previous positions include stints as chief executive officer of the Peppermill casino; general manager of Red Hawk Casino, an Indian gaming property in Placerville, Calif.; and general manager of Grand Sierra Resort and Casino.

Eldorado Resorts employs about 15,500 people nationally, according to CDC Gaming Reports, drawing on figures in company filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

MGM Resorts, Caesars Entertainment and Boyd Gaming rank among other gaming companies that have placed workers on temporary leave.

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Johnathan L. Wright is the food and drink editor of RGJ Media, part of the USA Today Network. Join @RGJTaste on TwitterFacebook and Instagram

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