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Second Australian COVID-19 wave sees The Star Sydney implement new operating procedures

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In keeping with new COVID-19 restrictions announced by New South Wales (NSW) Premier Gladys Berejiklian earlier in the month, Australian gambling and entertainment company, Star Entertainment Group (ASX:SGR) has implemented new operating procedures at its flagship casino The Star Sydney. According to an Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) announcement (pdf) from the Brisbane-headquartered company, high ...

Pennsylvania casino revenues down 18% due to “factors related to COVID-19 restrictions”

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Following shutdowns due to the pandemic, the US’s number two gambling state, Pennsylvania, has been slammed, with casino revenue plummeting 18 percent. According to a Thursday report from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB), revenue from regulated gambling in the Northeastern state decreased to $2.7 billion for the fiscal year 2019/20, which runs from ...

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak orders bars to close in COVID-19 caseload heavy counties

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In Nevada, Gov. Steve Sisolak has issued a directive that will see the lion’s share of the state’s restricted gaming industry shut down just before midnight on Friday. Nearly 2,000 gaming locations throughout the state with 15 or fewer slot machines will be affected by the rollback of the Silver State’s business reopening plan. Additionally, ...

Grand Traverse Resort & Casino extend full pay to employees through April 29 as COVID-19 continues to spread throughout Michigan

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In Northern Michigan, employees of a trio of casinos owned and operated by the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians (GTB) will continue to receive paychecks through April 29, 2020, while the properties remain temporarily closed as the COVID-19 virus continues to infect people across the Great Lakes state. Employees at all ...

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, ...