Casinos

Penn National Gaming warns of permanent layoffs

Wyomissing, Pennsylvania-headquartered Penn National Gaming Incorporated has recently announced the reopening of more than 70 per cent of its casinos following corona virus-induced shutdown, but thousands of its employees will likely not be around long enough to celebrate as the entertainment giant has warned of permanent layoffs.

Health authorities concerned after manager at Morongo Casino Resort & Spa tested positive for COVID-19

The confirmation of a positive case of the potentially deadly corona virus at the Morongo Casino Resort & Spa in Southern California has triggered new concerns over public health safety, pushing many to predict that reopening of casinos could pave way for another wave of the deadly transmissions.

Wynn Resorts Macau unit losing $2 million daily, with revenue down 97.6% in Q2

Continuing to struggle in the wake of the COVID-19 shutdown, Wynn Resorts’ Macau hotel and casino business is suffering a loss of nearly $2 million per day with revenue down 97.6 per cent in the first two months of the second quarter of the current fiscal year.

Massachusetts Gaming Regulator may allow Encore Boston Harbor Casino to resume operations on June 29th

June 29th seems to be the earliest possible date for Massachusetts’s casinos, including Encore Boston Harbor, to resume operations as the state will soon enter the Phase 2 of reopening plan, with phase 3 scheduled to start late this month.

Hong Kong, Macau working on ‘travel bubble’ to allow SARs residents to travel without being quarantined

Hong Kong and Macau authorities are working on a “travel bubble” that would allow residents of the Chinese Special Administrative Regions (SARs) to travel freely between the two territories without the need for a fourteen-day quarantine on both ends.

Harrah’s New Orleans Casino to resume operations coming Saturday, June 13th

Harrah’s New Orleans Casino, the only land-based commercial gambling and entertainment venue in Louisiana, has confirmed that it will reopen its doors to the public on coming Saturday, June 13th, following months-long COVID-19 pandemic caused shutdown.

Casino regulators approve Ronald Baumann’s appointment as regional chief of Bally’s Atlantic City and two other venues

Ronald Baumann, Caesars Entertainment Corporation’s top regional executive, has been granted an initial casino key employee license and approval for his appointment by the New Jersey Casino Control Commission to serve as regional president and chief executive of Caesars Atlantic City, Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City and Bally’s Atlantic City.

Mass market gamers won’t like Macau’s post-COVID19 changes: Morgan Stanley

When Macau’s casinos will eventually get back to normal following COVID19-induced strict health protocols and travel bans, mass market gamers will probably not like the potential changes, Morgan Stanley market analysts underlined in their latest report.