The American Gaming Association (AGA) has urged the US government to raise the slot jackpot reporting threshold, which requires machines to be temporarily taken out of production while large jackpot winners complete a tax reporting form.
A number of major commercial and tribal casinos operators have announced that they will begin to reopen some of their facilities across the US, following a period of temporary closure due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
Saratoga Harness Racing’s planned purchase of Wildwood Casino in Cripple Creek, Colorado from American Gaming Group (AGG) has been canceled because of the effect of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) on both businesses.
Las Vegas casinos have partnered the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada (UMC), the Culinary Health Fund and the Las Vegas Convention Center to test all gaming employees for the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) before they return to work.
Australian gambling operator Tabcorp has announced it will not pay a dividend in relation to its 2020 financial year as part of its response to mitigate the impact of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic on the business.
US casino operator Boyd Gaming has announced that it is to reopen its facilities in Louisiana and Mississippi, after the sites were forced to temporarily close due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
MGM Resorts International has become the latest major US casino operator to set out plans to reopen its gambling facilities in Mississippi, after closing as a result of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has criticised the online casino restrictions set to come into force in Sweden next month as “not evidence-led” and warned they may do more harm than good for Swedish player protection.
Casinos across Louisiana will be permitted to reopen from today (May 18) after the state’s Governor, John Bel Edwards, lifted a number of restrictions related to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
International Game Technology (IGT)’s revenue declined 17.9% to $940.2m in the first quarter of 2020, while a $296m impairment charge related to the effects of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) saw the supplier post a loss for the period.
Bragg Gaming Group has reported strong growth in revenue for 2019, with the growth of its game development arm Oryx and diversification of the subsidiary’s customer base helping the business cut its net loss for the year.
Dutch state-owned land-based operator Holland Casino and national gambling industry trade association VAN Kansspelen have met with representatives from the country’s government to outline their concerns over its decision to extend the closure of casinos until September.