Encore Boston Harbor warns of furloughs as statewide recreation curfew begins

Encore Boston Harbor warns of furloughs as statewide recreation curfew begins


Encore Boston Harbor is warning that up to 1,000 employees could face furloughs as a statewide curfew for many businesses takes effect. Matt Maddox, CEO of Encore’s parent company Wynn Resorts, said during an earnings call that the Everett casino could see between 670 and 1,000 workers furloughed, according to a report in the Boston Business Journal.”The governor of Massachusetts issued a directive limiting the operating hours of certain businesses, including restaurants and casinos, effective Nov. 6, 2020. Encore Boston Harbor may modify its operations as a result of this directive. We are currently unable to determine when these measures will be lifted,” parent company Wynn Resorts wrote in a third quarter report issued Thursday. New executive orders issued by Gov. Charlie Baker in response to the surging number of COVID-19 cases took effect Friday. Those include a 9:30 p.m. closing time for numerous business types, including indoor recreation.Encore was closed from March 15 through July 10 because of the pandemic. It reopened with numerous changes and restrictions on the gaming floor and throughout the resort. Some food and beverage outlets remain closed.

Encore Boston Harbor is warning that up to 1,000 employees could face furloughs as a statewide curfew for many businesses takes effect.

Matt Maddox, CEO of Encore’s parent company Wynn Resorts, said during an earnings call that the Everett casino could see between 670 and 1,000 workers furloughed, according to a report in the Boston Business Journal.

“The governor of Massachusetts issued a directive limiting the operating hours of certain businesses, including restaurants and casinos, effective Nov. 6, 2020. Encore Boston Harbor may modify its operations as a result of this directive. We are currently unable to determine when these measures will be lifted,” parent company Wynn Resorts wrote in a =” target=”_blank”>third quarter report issued Thursday.

New executive orders issued by Gov. Charlie Baker in response to the surging number of COVID-19 cases took effect Friday. Those include a 9:30 p.m. closing time for numerous business types, including indoor recreation.

Encore was closed from March 15 through July 10 because of the pandemic. It reopened with numerous changes and restrictions on the gaming floor and throughout the resort. Some food and beverage outlets remain closed.

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