Casino operator Boyd Gaming has taken the “extremely difficult decision” to lay off staff members still on furlough, having warned in May that disruption caused by novel coronavirus (Covid-19) could force it to significantly cut headcount.
Norway’s gambling regulator Lotteri-og stiftelsestilsynet (Lotteritilsynet) has eased requirements for operators looking to offer online bingo by extending the period for meeting a minimum revenue threshold for internet-based games.
China’s Guangdong province has announced that a mandatory 14-day quarantine for all people entering from Macau will be lifted this week, as restrictions designed to prevent transmission of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) are eased.
Sydney’s Star Casino has been hit with an AUD$5,000 (£2,776/€3,059/US$3,476) fine by local regulator Liquor & Gaming New South Wales for breaching public health orders designed to prevent the spread of novel Coronavirus (Covid-19).
Sweden’s gaming industry has demanded clarification of new deposit limits from the nation’s Gaming Inspectorate (Spelinspektionen), claiming temporary deposit limits for online casino have created “chaos”.
The Tennis Integrity Unit said operators reported suspicious betting activity around 24 matches between April and June while most major competitions were suspended as a result of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
Betting shops in Scotland will be able to ditch post-lockdown restrictions imposed by the Scottish Government from later this month which have already been attacked as "unnecessary" by industry associations.
The government of the Australian state of Queensland has abandoned plans to award a second casino licence in the state, explaining that there was little appetite from investors for the project. It has also ended negotiations over giving Star Entertainment Group a casino monopoly in the state.