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Coronavirus concern prompts temporary closure of Vietnamese casinos

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The threat of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has reportedly prompted the government of Vietnam to institute a range of social distancing measures and order every one of its casinos to temporarily shut. According to a report from GGAsia, the decision was announced by Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuan Phuc yesterday and includes the complete closure ...

Coronavirus shutdown forces Atlantic City casinos to instigate mass layoffs

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Eleven days after being ordered to close in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and yesterday reportedly saw most of the nine casinos in Atlantic City finally provide their employees with temporary layoff notices. According to a Thursday report from The Press of Atlantic City newspaper, the move means that approximately 16,000 former casino ...

Singapore casinos taking steps to stop the spread of coronavirus

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The two giant integrated casino resorts in Singapore have reportedly followed government orders in instituting a number of new measures that have been designed to stop the spread of a highly contagious coronavirus strain that has so far killed two locals. According to a report from GGRAsia, the 120-acre Resorts World Sentosa revealed that ...

Australia casinos, restaurants and other businesses shut down as citizens not compliant with coronavirus social distancing

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Around the world, officials are announcing closings of businesses due to the coronavirus outbreak. This week, Australia has now decided to shut down casinos, restaurants, pubs, and other venues due to the public not practicing social distancing, a method that could help to stop the virus from spreading. Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on ...

More tribal casinos in the US voluntarily close due to the COVID-19 threat

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In the US, as commercial casinos are increasingly mandated to close due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the number of tribal casinos that are voluntarily closing is also growing. Casino leaders around the country have been meeting to determine the proper course of action regarding the safety of their staff, guests, and communities. CT, ...

Greentube further expands Switzerland presence Swiss Casinos deal

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Greentube, the Interactive Division of Novomatic, has signed a content agreement with Swiss Casinos Group that will see the gaming supplier enhance its presence in Switzerland. This Vienna-headquartered provider has made quick work of establishing itself as a leading supplier in the Central European country’s online sector after land-based operators received approval to launch ...

Coronavirus concerns see Century Casinos temporarily close Polish casinos: Mississippi & Connecticut casinos close

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Colorado-based gaming company, Century Casinos, Inc. (CNTY:NASDAQ CM), announced Monday that its subsidiary Casinos Poland Sp. z o.o has closed its casinos in order to comply with the Polish government after it issued a quarantine in an attempt to better contain the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. According to an official press release… …the closures came ...

Boyd Gaming closes several casinos in US amidst Coronavirus outbreak: All Illinois Casinos shutdown

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Late last week, Governor Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania issued a mandate in which public schools, community centers as well as entertainment venues in Montgomery County shut down for a two-week time frame. This closure was issued due to the outbreak of coronavirus in the state, particularly that region.  Because of the mandate, Boyd Gaming ...

Detroit casinos kick off legal sports betting in Michigan

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Michigan has joined neighboring Illinois in launching legal retail sports wagering this week after on Tuesday the state’s gaming control board gave final approval to Detroit’s three commercial casinos. The move comes on the heels of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s signing of legislation on December 20, 2019, to legalize sports betting and internet gambling in ...

Nevada casinos record a successful January

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The 440 licensed gaming venues in Nevada reportedly saw their aggregated win for January increase by 5.5% year-on-year to $1.038 billion thanks in large part to associated increases in drop for blackjack, mini-baccarat, craps and roulette. According to a Friday report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal newspaper citing official information from the Nevada Gaming ...

Melco opens “C2 Paphos”; last of four satellite casinos in Cyprus

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Cyprus Casinos (C2) has opened the fourth and last of its satellite casinos in the island country after Cyprus Casinos Paphos (“C2 Paphos”) welcomed guests for the first time on Monday. A joint venture by gaming magnate Lawrence Ho Yau Lung’s Hong Kong-listed Melco International Development Ltd and a Cypriot consortium, ICR Cyprus Holdings ...

Colorado casinos keen on launching retail and mobile sportsbetting

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In the western American state of Colorado and seven casinos have reportedly applied for master licenses that will give them the ability to operate land-based, online and mobile sportsbooks. According to a Saturday report from The Denver Post newspaper, voters in ‘The Centennial State’ approved legislation in November that is due to see statewide ...

Macau casinos to re-open on Thursday following coronavirus shutdown

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The 39 active casinos in Macau will reportedly be allowed to re-open from midnight on Thursday following the conclusion of a 15-day shuttering that was instituted to help stop the spread of the highly-infectious coronavirus outbreak that is currently ravaging neighboring China. According to a report from Inside Asian Gaming, the city’s Economy and ...

Century Casinos partners with Derek Stevens’ Circa Sports brand for Colorado launch

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After recently completing the acquisition of three casinos from Eldorado Resorts, Colorado-based gaming company, Century Casinos, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNTY), has now revealed that Las Vegas-based sports betting brand Circa Sports has agreed to become one of its internet sports betting operators in Colorado. The 15-year sportsbook agreement will see the brand led by casino ...

Pair of Greek casinos temporarily closed due to tax arears

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In Greece and casinos in the communities of Rio and Alexandroupoli have reportedly been ordered to close temporarily after being found guilty of not honoring their commitments to the nation’s social security fund. According to a short report from the Ekathimerini newspaper, the Hellenic Gaming Commission used a Thursday meeting to decree that Rio’s ...