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    Holland Casino turnover for the first half of the year fell 58.7% €146.3m for the same period in 2020, after its 14 venues were closed for almost five months of closure due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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    The significant expansion and diversification of Flutter Entertainment’s operations through its acquisition of The Stars Group helped the operator mitigate the disruption caused by novel coronavirus (Covid-19) in the first half of the year.

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    Nevada gaming revenue grew 33.5% month-over-month to $756.8m in July, as the state’s recovery from its novel coronavirus (Covid-19) shut-down continued, with the sports betting vertical rebounding from June’s loss.

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    SkyCity Entertainment Group's Auckland casino will remain closed until 31 August, after the New Zealand government extended its Alert Level 3 restrictions in place for the city until that date.

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    The Illinois Gaming Board has confirmed that restrictions will be introduced in a number of regions across the state amid rising novel coronavirus (Covid-19) cases.

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    Casinos and bingo halls in the Colombian city of Medellín will be permitted to reopen from the third week of September (starting 14 September) after being closed since March because of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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    Casino Royale, located on the Las Vegas strip and owned by hotel chain Best Western, is to lay off 98 employees because of the impact of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) on the property.

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    Online gambling revenues drastically increased in Portugal during lockdown, with operators bringing in revenue of €138.9m, up 44.2%, in the first half of 2020, new figures from the Serviço de Regulação e Inspeção de Jogos (SRIJ) have revealed.

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    Denmark’s regulated gambling revenue fell 19.2% year-on-year in the first half of 2020, after novel coronavirus (Covid-19) slashed land-based gaming and sports betting’s contribution in the second quarter.

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    Kangwon Land’s flagship casino in Jeongseongun, South Korea has been closed until 29 August following a resurgence of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) in the country.

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    New Zealand casino operator SkyCity Entertainment Group has revised its earnings forecasts for its fiscal year to 30 June, factoring in a higher than expected insurance payout and an NZ$161m impairment to the value of its casino in Adelaide, Australia.

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    Australian land-based operator Crown Resorts made AU$2.24bn (£1.22bn/€1.35bn/$1.60bn) in revenue for the year ending 30 June, 2020, a 23.6% decline, as the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic had a major impact on business for the latter half of its fiscal year.

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    Macau integrated casino resort Studio City International Holdings has posted a $161.9m net loss for the first half of the year as its operations were severely hit by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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    Australian casino operator Star Entertainment Group has put a comprehensive loss of Aus$85.4m (£46.6m/€51.7m/US$61.2m) for its 2020 financial year down to the impact of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic on its land-based operations.

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    Table games supplier Galaxy Gaming saw revenue collapse 87.8% year-on-year to just $664,000 in the second quarter of 2020 as it warned it may struggle to meet some of its covenants.

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    Latvian operator Enlabs reported declines in revenue and profits - though remained in the black - in the first half of 2020, despite its Latvian operations being suspended for two months during the period as a result of novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

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    SunCity Group has issued a profit warning despite significantly reducing losses in the first half of 2020, while the business' chair Alvin Chau Cheok Wa is to provide an additional HK$6bn (£5853m/€648.6m/US$774.3m) in funding.

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    Golden Nugget Online Gaming (GNOG), the igaming division of the casino chain that is preparing a stock market listing, has revealed that gross gaming revenue for the second quarter of 2020 almost doubled year-on-year.

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    The Illinois Gaming Board has announced new restrictions for land-based gambling facilities in the state in response to an increase in novel coronavirus (Covid-19) cases.

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    The Colombian city of Cartago, in the department of Valle del Cauca, is to be the first municipality in the jurisdiction to authorise a pilot plan to reopen land-based gaming venues following the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) lockdown.

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