Australian gambling operator Tabcorp has announced that is it to furlough more than 700 of its staff until 30 June as part of its strategy to mitigate the impact of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.
GVC Holdings has reported a year-on-year rise in revenue for the first quarter, despite business slowing down due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) global pandemic, but has chosen to cancel a planned dividend payment due to ongoing uncertainty over the outbreak.
Greek gaming operator OPAP has reported a 4.7% year-on-year increase in revenue for 2019, though the shut-down of its retail network in the country looks set to have a significant impact on revenue and earnings in 2020.
The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) has said that the current restrictions enforced in the country due to novel coronavirus (Covid-19) are costing the association up to PHP6bn (£95.1m/€107.4m/$117.8m) a month.
Gambling industry association the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has praised the UK government after it was confirmed that gambling companies will qualify for the business rates holiday designed to mitigate the shut-down enforced by novel coronavirus (Covid-19).
The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) has released an additional PHP6bn (£100.8m/€109.4m/$118.0m) in funds to the country’s government to help support national efforts related to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
British industry body The Betting and Gaming Council has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer after the gambling industry was excluded from all forms of business rate relief intended to ease the impact of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has urged the UK Chancellor to provide emergency help to save thousands of jobs across the gambling industry, after fresh concerns were raised over the impact of the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19) on the sector.
William Hill has announced that it expects a material impact on revenue and earnings from the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, and has therefore suspended its 2019 dividend to retain financial resources within the business.
The outbreak of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) continues to cause disruption to gambling markets around the world, while a host of sporting events have also been suspended in an effort to slow the spread of the disease.
The Betting and Gaming Council has called on UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak to take action against unlicensed gambling sites and to increase the threshold for the small business rate relief.
The Italian government’s decision to effectively put the country into lockdown in a bid to stop the spread of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) has the potential to have a major impact on Italy’s retail gambling sector, industry observers have noted.