A new survey by the UK government reveals that gambling businesses are split over whether they can withstand the disruption caused by novel coronavirus (Covid-19), though a significant number of respondents reported revenue being wiped out by lockdown.
As the industry begins to emerge from the disruption caused by novel coronavirus (Covid-19), ESA Gaming's Zorica Smallwood looks at how operators can retain customers that migrated to new products amid sporting shutdowns.
Online wagering solutions provider BetMakers Technology Group has raised AUS$35m (£19.2m/€21.5m/US$24.1m) through a new share placement, with the new funds to be used to execute its US expansion plans.
The Swedish Gaming Inspectorate (Spelinspektionen) has set out plans to launch a new marketing campaign to promote its Spelpaus.se self-exclusion scheme, after admitting that players' awareness of the system was limited.
Veikkaus has announced that it is to reduce its overall slot machine capacity by more than the amount than initially planned, while the Finnish gambling monopoly has also revealed it will reopen its arcades this month, and start to bring slots back online from July.
Flutter Entertainment has announced it is to reopen all of its Paddy Power retail shops across England and 150 locations in the Republic of Ireland from 15 June, after its network was shuttered due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
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.
New Zealand-based casino operator SkyCity Entertainment Group is to return to normal operating hours at most of its casinos in the country after the country's government downgraded its novel coronavirus (Covid-19) alert to its lowest level.
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.