Disruption caused by novel coronavirus (Covid-19) has badly hit Las Vegas Sands’ Sands China subsidiary, with the business revealing that revenue for April plummeted 98.7% year-on-year to just $9m in April.
The Switzerland National Council (Bundesrat) has announced that casinos in the country will be permitted to reopen from 6 June, after the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic saw them shut for more than two months.
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.
The German state of Nordrhein-Westfalen has passed a bill to facilitate the privatisation of its land-based casinos, clearing the way for a tender process to select an operator for up to six venues in the state.
Casinos in Macau took in revenue of MOP1.76bn in May, more than double revenue for April but down 93.2% year-on-year, as the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic continued to have a major impact on business.
Twin River Worldwide Holdings has announced that it aims to reopen 90% of its US bricks-and-mortar casinos by 8 June, following a period of temporary closure due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
The Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) has redacted its figures for sports betting, horse racing and card game revenue in its revenue report for April, which reveals the state’s gaming industry generated just $3.6m.
Spain, Italy and Latin America-facing operator Codere’s revenue fell 21.3% to €278.5m in the first quarter of 2020, while a combination of retail shutdowns resulting from novel coronavirus (Covid-19) and exchange rate fluctuations contributed to losses rising to €97.1m.
Lithuania’s land-based casino industry faces a “very high” risk from money laundering, while the remote gambling sector faces a high risk, according to a risk assessment carried out by the country’s government.
Playtech’s PT Entertainment Services (PTES) arm surrendered its GB B2C licence, after a customer's suicide led to the Gambling Commission uncovering serious failings within the business such as a lack of problem gambling safeguards for new customers and VIPs.
Scientific Games has launched a new range of contactless gaming solutions, with the aim of helping gambling venues around the world to reopen safely after the temporary shutdown due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
Sweden’s Minister for Social Security Ardalan Shekarabi has put forward an amended set of temporary restrictions on gambling in which he aims to make horse and sports betting exempt from an SEK5,000 weekly deposit limit.