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Louisiana’s loses first casino due to coronavirus impact: sees flood of casino re-openings

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While around the state of Louisiana casinos are reopening on Monday, May 18, 2020, under strict new guidelines and regulations established by the Louisiana Gaming Control Board, DiamondJacks Casino & Hotel in Bossier City announced Friday that it would be closing its doors for good “due to business circumstances caused by the unexpected impact ...

32Red exiting online poker market due to MPN shuttering

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Maltese online casino and sportsbook operator, Kindred Group, has reportedly announced that its 32Red brand will be pulling out of poker from Tuesday morning via the closure of its Gibraltar-licensed domain at 32RedPoker.com. According to a report from PokerNews.com, the Valletta-headquartered firm sent an e-mail to all registered players on Tuesday advising them that ...

Potawatomi Hotel & Casino temporarily furloughs 90 percent of “casino and government employees” due to coronavirus pandemic

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After closing “indefinitely” on March 17, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and updated Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino has now announced that beginning April 13, it will temporarily furlough “casino and government employees.” According to local news media, Forest County Potawatomi Chairman Ned Daniels, Jr. said in the ...

Joint study reveals online gambling on the rise due to coronavirus lockdown

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Analytics firm AlphaBeta and illion, an Australian credit bureau, teamed up recently to conduct a study regarding online gambling during the shutdown due to the coronavirus. The study showed that a 67% increase has been seen in the online gambling sector of Australalia in the past week when non-essential services were shutdown because of ...

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, ...

Legend Palace Hotel temporarily closed due to ‘Wuhan virus’ slump

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In Macau and the Legend Palace Hotel has reportedly become the latest of the city’s 121 hotel’s to temporarily close owing to a lack of bookings engendered by the recent ‘Wuhan virus’ outbreak. According to a report from Inside Asian Gaming, the 224-room venue from Hong Kong-listed operator Macau Legend Development Limited is to now ...

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 ...

Grand Villa Casino Edmonton to reduce hours and staff due to slumping business

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After operating 7 days a week since opening on September 7, 2016, Grand Villa Casino Edmonton is cutting staff and gaming floor hours due to a lack of surface parking, construction in the area, a weak economy, and inadequate transportation infrastructure, according to a recent statement from Gateway Casinos & Entertainment (Gateway). Located in ...