Online casino and sports betting was getting popular even before COVID-19 pandemic but as the situation around the world evolves, the casino industry will see a major shift in future. COVID-19 lockdowns announced in March 2020 have been lifted but the lockdowns have left a permanent impact on people. The current generation would have never thought that there could be such severe lockdowns and almost complete ban on international travel.
Casinos and so-called racinos in the American state of Ohio collectively reported an impressive increase in gross gaming revenue (GGR) for the month of September, with gaming win totaling at $164 million.
Amid ongoing investigation into Spectacle Entertainment, the Indianapolis-headquartered gaming company’s operating partner Hard Rock International has reaffirmed its dedication to the Gary Casino project.
Wynn Las Vegas, one of the most popular gambling & entertainment property on the Strip in Paradise, Nevada, has announced that it has put new security measures in place to deal with increasing violence.
The way casino parking garages provide criminals ‘isolation’ and ‘anonymity’ encourages predators to attack visitors, a security expert has warned. Brad Bonnell, principal of the Hotel Security Group, said in an interview that it isn’t surprising that various kinds of crimes take place in casino parking garages. He stressed that ‘isolation’ and ‘anonymity’ given by these places are among the biggest reason for encouraging predators to attack visitors, particularly well-funded tourists, in these places.
Reporting a hefty loss for the first half of this year, South African casino & hospitality giant Sun International has announced plans to cut a large number of jobs, informing that the reduction in workforce would help the company adjust to its shrinking geographical presence amid COVID-19 pandemic.
The recent announcement of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s resignation has put a question mark on the future of his aggressive economic program, dubbed “Abenomics,” which includes the creation of a new integrated resort casino market.
In November this year, Colorado voters are expected to face a ballot measure that could increase bet limits and authorize casinos across the state to offer new games from next year.
Keeping its hope of hosting a massive gaming event alive amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Japan’s Nagasaki prefecture is going to commence the process of recruiting an integrated resort (IR) partner by the end of this month.
Gaming officials in Maine have worked out a safety plan that is expected to help mitigate the possibility of another wave of COVID-19 infections, paving the way for the state’s two gaming facilities, namely Hollywood Casino and Oxford Casino, to reopen their doors to the general public as soon as later this week.