The gaming community has continued to support the families involved in the horrific Las Vegas shooting last weekend, with Boyd Gaming now offering free accommodations for family members of victims.
The past week has been a rough one for the city of Las Vegas. Last Sunday night was one of the worst events in modern United States history as a lone gunman opened fire on a crowd of people who simply wanted to enjoy an outdoor concert. From the 32nd story of the Mandalay Bay, the gunman opened fire on tens of thousands of people, killing 59 individuals and wounding more than 500. It was a horrific scene and one that many will never forget. And while the event was tragic, stories of heroism and giving have continued to unfold. We have learned of brave men and women who lost their lives protecting others, who risked their lives to help the wounded and those who simply want to give back however they can to help. Boyd Gaming is one member of the gaming community who has stepped up to help the victims’ families in a major way.
The gaming community is one that continues to give back in a number of ways. It is not uncommon to see casinos offering charity events or tournaments to raise money for various causes. Several casino operators have donated money to a fund that will go to assist the victims of this tragedy with the money being used for medical expenses, funeral costs and more. Boyd Gaming has decided to do their part and help the relatives of the victims involved by offering free hotel accommodations.
On their website, Boyd Gaming announced that they are offering free hotel rooms to the family members of those involved in the shooting. The company also announced on their social media channels that they are offering this service so anyone who needs a room will have one. It is difficult for individuals to be handling the death or injury of a loved one without having to worry about spending the extra money for accommodations or trying to find a place to stay. This would be an extra cost to the family on top of flying in to Las Vegas, the cost of dining and missing work, etc.
In their message, Boyd Gaming pointed out that their thoughts, prayers and condolences are with the victims and their families as well as the people of Las Vegas. The company is urging anyone in need of accommodations associated with this event to contact the casino at 888-582-6278 and use the code ZSTRIP when booking.
The company is offering this service and hopes that everyone will work with the honors system. The casino is asking that only those who are affected by the tragedy to request a room so everyone in need will be provided assistance.
Boyd Gaming is a strong presence in Las Vegas as they offer a dozen casinos located in the area including the Gold Coast, Orleans Hotel & Casino, California Hotel & Casino and more.
Boyd gaming is not the only company to give back during this difficult time. MGM is the owner of the Mandalay Bay where the shooter based his attack. The company had decided to pledge $3 million in funds to assist the victims of the shooting. Along with a monetary donation, MGM has been working to help families and first responders by providing lodging, transportation, food and counseling.
Despite this horrific tragedy, the community in Las Vegas is coming together to help each other.