Skip to content
Subscriber Only

Billionaire Fertitta Furloughs 40,000 Workers at Casino, Restaurant Empire

  • Restaurant mogul calls for limited reopenings in coming weeks
  • His companies have laid off about 70% of workers amid Covid-19
Video player cover image
Restaurant Workers Among Hardest Hit by Coronavirus
Updated on

Billionaire Tilman Fertitta said he’s had to temporarily lay off roughly 40,000 workers at his casino, hotel and restaurant empire to limit the economic damage caused by government-imposed shut-downs.

The Texas native, who owns the Golden Nugget casinos as well as hundreds of restaurants including Del Frisco’s and Bubba Gump Shrimp under the Landry’s Inc. umbrella, is calling on the authorities to allow businesses to reopen at limited capacity in a couple of weeks to avoid economic disaster.