Marking the end of COVID-19-led casino closure, dice rolled and slot machines jingled for the first guests who started gambling again on Thursday, June 4th, in Las Vegas and all the way through Nevada.
The Meadows Racetrack & Casino, a state-of-the-art racing track and slot machine casino in the North Strabane Township, will reopen its doors to entertainment enthusiasts on coming Tuesday, June 9th.
Land-based and mobile sports betting services will continue to entertain gamers in Rhode Island as a local psychiatrist’s legal attempt to get the controversial services declared as unconstitutional has failed.
Paradise, Nevada-based gaming giant Boyd Gaming Corporation has notified workers of possible layoffs, declaring that that job cuts could reach 60 percent at some of its properties.
While some casino industry experts have repeatedly warned that the ongoing violent protests in Las Vegas could discourage guests from heading back to casinos in the city, casino operators have declared that their reopening plans are still on track and they will not be deferred.
Macau, the Las Vegas of Asia, continued to experience the brunt of COVID-19-induced prolonged lockdown as its gross gaming revenue (GGR) slipped 93.2 per cent in May. Strict travel controls continued to impede the Special Administrative Region’s recovery efforts and even with relaxation for specific regions, Macau casinos are waiting to welcome crowds at pre COVID-19 levels.
Gamblers and sports betting community in France will once again be able to try their luck and have fun in casinos as the French authorities have started working on reopening some of the entertainment venues that have remained closed since March due to corona virus pandemic.
Hong Kong-listed Suncity Group Holdings Ltd. has confirmed that it has boosted its stake in Russian casino operator Summit Ascent Holdings from 24.74 per cent to 69.78 per cent at a cost of approximately HK$1.24 billion (US$160m).
Encore Boston Harbor Resort & Casino has announced plans to reduce its full-time workforce by 10 per cent and cut ties with part-timers as the deadly corona virus pandemic dealt a big blow to the Wynn Resorts-owned property’s revenues and profits.
Joining a handful of other Sacramento-area gambling properties, Cache Creek Casino Resort has announced a date to resume operations as the struggling industry has started re-emerging from the corona virus shutdown.
The Yolo County casino, which is located roughly 40 miles northwest of Sacramento and has grown to become one of the Northern California’s largest casino resorts over the past many years, has announced that it will reopen its doors to the public on 8th of June.