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).
Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak has ordered all bars – including those in Las Vegas casinos – and restricted gaming locations in seven counties to close for at least two weeks amid rising cases of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) in the state.
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.
Spanish gambling revenue grew 12.5% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2020, thanks to growth across all verticals including sports betting, despite the suspension of major sporting events from mid-March due to novel coronavirus (Covid-19).
Austria’s Union of Private Sector Employees, Printing, Journalism, and Paper (GPA-djp) has attacked the ambitious restructuring plan agreed by Casinos Austria earlier this week, saying that the state oversight of the business has failed.
Nordrhein-Westfalen (North Rhine-Westphalia/NRW) Minister of Finance Lutz Lienenkämper has responded to accusations that the state government altered the accounts of state-owned operator Westdeutsche Spielbanken (WestSpiel) to facilitate the privatisation of the business.
Dutch regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has criticised the government's decision not to introduce a short-term self-exclusion period in its online gambling regulations, in a new report on potential risks and problems it faces in overseeing the market.
Daily fantasy and sports betting operator DraftKings and land-based casino operator Twin River Worldwide Holdings have announced the opening of a temporary retail sportsbook at the Mardi Gras Casino in Black Hawk, Colorado.
The supervisory board of Casinos Austria has approved a proposal from the business’ management team for a far-reaching restructuring plan through which it aims to reduce costs by more than €40m, but which will see its employee headcount significantly reduced.
Circus Circus Casino has filed a lawsuit against insurance company AIG for damages exceeding $75m in the United States District Court for Nevada, arguing the operator’s AIG insurance policy failed to cover “all risks” as specified during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.