Lithuania's regulated gambling market saw revenue for the first quarter of 2020 fall 2.8% year-on-year to €25.9m, with an increased online contribution not enough to offset land-based declines caused by novel coronavirus (Covid-19).
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) saw gambling revenue in the state more than half in March due to the widespread shutdown of casinos and postponement of sports events as a result of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.
The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement has reported a 58.4% year-on-year decline in sports betting revenue in March, primarily due to the widespread shutdown of sports events as a result of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.
While Italy’s sports betting market struggled after novel coronavirus (Covid-19) resulted in a nationwide lockdown and the suspension sporting events, the market grew year-on-year in March, thanks to online casino and poker.
The New York State Gaming Commission has reported a month-on-month rise in sports betting revenue for March, despite the state’s market being impacted by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) global pandemic.
Nevada casinos brought in $1.04bn in revenue while sportsbook revenue grew to $38.1m in the last full month before the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic led to a near-total shutdown of casinos and global sport.
Catena Media has reported a 5.7% year-on-year increase in revenue for the two months to 29 February, with the affiliate marketing giant saying that it anticipates further growth amid the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
888 Holdings has reported a rise in customer activity across its casino and poker services, but the online gambling operator warned its sports betting business is likely to suffer as a result of cancelled events worldwide.
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.
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The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (NJDGE) has reported a year-on-year increase in revenue across all market sectors in February, despite the sports betting sector reporting a significant month-on-month decline.
A meeting of Germany’s heads of state in Berlin saw lawmakers approve gambling regulations to legalise online poker and casino from 1 July, 2021, as well as deciding on the location of the country’s new regulatory authority.
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.