GVC Holdings has announced plans to reopen all 2,445 of its Ladbrokes and Coral betting shops in England from 15 June, in line with the UK’s government’s easing of restrictions related to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
Westdeutsche Spielbanken (WestSpiel), the land-based operator owned by the German state of Nordrhein-Westfalen (North Rhine-Westphalia), made €136.8m in gross gaming revenue in 2019, up 27.0% year-on-year.
Finnish gambling monopoly Veikkaus has said it is yet to make a decision about the reopening of its gambling venues, with all facilities and slot machines set to remain out of action for the foreseeable future.
New Zealand-based casino operator SkyCity Entertainment Group said trading since the reopening of its casinos has been “encouraging” but warned that layoffs will be necessary as the business restructures to focus on the country’s domestic market.
The Star Sydney, Star Entertainment Group’s property in Australia's largest city, has reopened for business, with the operator announcing a deal that gives it exclusive rights to offer slots in the market.
Flutter Entertainment announced plans to accelerate US expansion and reduce debt through an equity placement that raised £812.6m, after revealing a 10% rise in revenue for the first 47 days of its second quarter.
The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has revealed that it anticipates B2C gross gaming revenue for 2020 to fall 12% below initial forecasts as a result of disruption caused by novel coronavirus (Covid-19).
New Zealand’s Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) will cut 230 jobs, including 150 permanent staff, at the Totalisator Agency Board (TAB) as a result of the disruption caused by novel coronavirus (Covid-19).
Australian gambling operator Tabcorp has announced it will not pay a dividend in relation to its 2020 financial year as part of its response to mitigate the impact of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic on the business.
GambleAware has called for authorities to increase and expand the amount of help available to problem gamblers in the UK after new research found that almost half of affected players are choosing not access treatment or support.
The German state of Bremen’s Audit Committee has highlighted failings in state lottery operator Bremer Toto and Lotto’s (BTL) marketing practices, and flagged a major conflict of interest in its governance.