Delta Downs announces reopening

  • Delta Downs Racetrack Casino Hotel is reopening to the public Sept. 16, pending regulatory approval. (Boyd Gaming photo)
    Delta Downs Racetrack Casino Hotel is reopening to the public Sept. 16, pending regulatory approval. (Boyd Gaming photo)

After shuttering in late August due to damage from Hurricane Laura, Delta Downs Racetrack Casino Hotel announced Sept. 14 that it is scheduled to reopen to the public on Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 11 a.m., pending final regulatory approvals.

“While we are glad to get our doors back open at Delta Downs, our highest priority is helping our team members and neighbors during these extremely difficult times,” said Keith Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of Boyd Gaming. “Through direct financial assistance to our team members, as well as contributions to non-profit organizations engaged in the relief effort, we are pleased to do our part to help the southwest Louisiana community recover from this terrible storm.”

Delta Downs and Boyd Gaming are providing more than $1.5 million in direct financial support for storm recovery efforts. During the closure, Boyd Gaming has continued full pay and benefits for all Delta Downs team members, and provided additional cash grants and financial aid to help with team members’ recovery efforts.

In compliance with state directives aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19, the property will remain limited to 50% occupancy. Due to storm damage and ongoing repairs, racing operations remain closed. Delta Downs will announce plans for the resumption of live racing at a later date.

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About Delta Downs Racetrack Casino Hotel

Delta Downs Racetrack Casino Hotel is the premier racing and gaming entertainment venue in Vinton, La. The property features a six-furlong oval track, over 15,000 square feet of casino space and more than 1,600 of the most popular slot machines. Amenities include four delicious dining options, chart-topping entertainment at the Delta Event Center and free local entertainers at the Gator Lounge. Additional information on Delta Downs can be found at, or on Facebook or Twitter. Delta Downs is a Boyd Gaming property. Founded in 1975, Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) is a leading geographically diversified operator of 29 gaming entertainment properties in 10 states. With one of the most experienced leadership teams in the casino industry, Boyd Gaming prides itself on offering its guests an outstanding entertainment experience, delivered with unwavering attention to customer service. For additional Company information and press releases, visit