Bloomberg Law
July 16, 2020, 10:30 AM

Casinos, Insurers Gear Up for Virus-Linked Coverage Fight

Jacob Rund
Jacob Rund

Casinos are starting to sue their insurers over coverage for pandemic-linked losses, setting the stage for what could be a high-profile legal battle.

Circus Circus, following Treasure Island, recently became the second Las Vegas casino to sue its insurer after the coronavirus effectively halted the city’s gaming and tourism industries.

The casinos, both owned by billionaire Phil Ruffin, are among the most notable businesses to drag their insurers to court for denied claims stemming from the pandemic, standing in sharp contrast to the numerous neighborhood restaurants and retailers flooding state and federal courts with lawsuits. Gaming industry players outside of ...

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