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    The number of employees at Pennsylvania casinos collapsed by 38.9% to 9,883 as of 30 June, 2020, despite all but one casino in the state having reopened after the impact of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, according to the state’s 2019/20 casino diversity report.

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    Australian operator Crown Resorts will suspend all of its activity with junket operators until 30 June, 2021 as it undertakes an internal review of the business segment, amid the New South Wales Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority’s own review into the operator.

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    The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has cancelled the gaming authorisation awarded to Playbay Malta Limited, which operates HDbets.com, due to systemic deficiencies identified in the operator’s adherence to its AML/CFT obligations.

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    Marnell Gaming-owned Nugget Casino Resort in Reno, Nevada, has announced that it is to permanently lay off 154 of its employees.

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    The Dutch government has extended curfew measures to casinos and slot halls in a number of additional regions as part of an effort to prevent further spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) as employee .

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    Floridablanca has become the latest Colombian municipality to announce that casinos and gaming facilities in the region will be permitted to reopen, following a period of enforced closure due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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    The German state of Brandenburg has updated its gambling regulations in line with the new State Treaty on Gambling, the Glücksspielneuregulierungstaatsvertrag (GlüNeuRStv), which opens up the online casino market for the first time.

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    Industry supplier Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has signed an agreement with online sportsbook operator Tipwin, to power its new online casino offering under licences from the Maltese and Swedish Gaming Authorities.

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    British casino operators have called on Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak to provide financial support to help protect thousands of jobs they say are at risk across the industry due to new novel coronavirus (Covid-19) measures.

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    UK industry standards body the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has called on the government to establish an “urgent economic package” to support the casino sector after warning its latest novel coronavirus (Covid19) measures could lead to 50% of workers losing their jobs.

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    New Zealand casino operator SkyCity Group is to ease certain novel coronavirus (Covid-19) restrictions at its Hamilton and Queenstown properties, but warned measures will remain place for its facilities in Auckland for the foreseeable future.

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    The Mayor of Bogotá, Colombia’s capital and largest city, has authorised the reopening of the city’s land-based gaming sector, meaning 515 casinos and 17 bingo halls can now reopen.

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    Bars in Las Vegas – including those in casinos – were permitted to reopen on Sunday (20 September) after being forced to close due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

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    Casinos in London have offered to temporarily close their bars to help prevent a curfew that they said would result in the loss of thousands of jobs across the market amid the ongoing novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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    Casinos and slot halls in the Dutch regions of Amsterdam-Amstelland, Haaglanden, Hollands Midden, Rijnmond and Utrecht must be fully closed by 1am under new novel coronavirus (Covid-19) restrictions.

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    The national government of Colombia has legally ratified Decree 808, which was introduced in June this year to help shore up the country's gambling industry and protect funding for its heathcare system in the wake of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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    South Korean casino operator Kangwon Land will now keep its flagship venue in Jeongseongun closed until October, the fourth time it has pushed back the reopening date for the property.

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    UK industry standards body the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has hit out at the government for its decision to introduce a curfew on casinos in the north-east of England, saying the measures are “illogical” and “make no sense”.

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    The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has reported a 5.8% year-on-year increase in revenue in August, driven by igaming and sports betting growth.

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    Industry standards body the Betting and Gaming Council has warned that a mooted 10pm curfew for casinos in Great Britain could put thousands of jobs in the industry at risk without significantly slowing the spread of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) as intended.

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