Saturday, October 24, 2020

Tag: lockdown

“We are asking the government to quickly review the decision to keep casinos closed”

Rank CEO John O'Reilly UK Casino lockdown
John O’Reilly, CEO of Rank Group - which owns the Grosvenor Casinos and Mecca Bingo brands - criticised the British government’s “baffling” u-turn on allowing casinos to reopen at the start of July, and called for a review of the decision to keep casinos closed.

Casinos hardest hit in COVID-19 shutdown

People Covid-19 Lorien Pilling GBGC Casino
Lorien Pilling, director of Global Betting and Gaming Consultants, discusses some of the conclusions from the latest edition of the company’s Global Gambling Report which suggests the international landbased casino industry could take several years to recover from the business impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Moving forward: Lessons learned for the lottery sector

Spinola Gaming Lottery post Covid-19
Spinola Gaming CEO Ade Repcenko takes a look at the realities that Covid-19 made businesses face over the past few months, what the ‘new normal’ looks like for the lottery sector, and lessons learned that can help businesses prepare for what might be a second wave in the coming months.

Adapting to the new normal: “The list of considerations was long and varied”

Following the re-opening of Louisiana’s casinos this May, Scott Sirois, general manager at Coushatta Casino Resort, discusses how his property addressed some of the challenges currently facing the gaming and hospitality industry, such as how best to facilitate social distancing.

Atlantis MD: It’s “difficult to predict when we will be able to re-open”

Bahamas Atlantis paradise island Casino
Audrey Oswell, the Paradise Island resort’s president and MD, said that it is difficult to forecast precisely when the pandemic will end. Speaking in mid-April, she added that the resort was committed to paying its 8,000 employees 50 percent of their base salaries for the next 60 days.

Gauselmann Group prepares for an end to lockdown

Paul Gauselmann - Gauselmann Group lockdown reopening
Despite the business impact of the coronavirus crisis which has required the Gauselmann Group to temporarily suspend its gaming operations, the company has taken steps to safeguard jobs and says it is optimistic that arcades and casinos in Germany will be able to reopen soon.

Peru’s casinos slated to reopen in August

Peru Tourism coronavirus reopening slated
The president of Peru’s National Chamber of Tourism, Carlos Canales Anchorena, has stated that the country’s casinos will not reopen until August.

Africa locked down from Cape Angela to Cape Agulhas

Africa lockdown
With Sun International and Tsogo Sun both shutdown in South Africa, and sportsbetting in the eastern part of the continent decimated by a lack of events, not an inch of Africa’s gaming industry will survive the 2020 Coronavirus outbreak unscathed.

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