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Cambodia – Land-based casinos closing in Cambodia as online crackdown kicks-in

More than 7,000 Cambodians have lost their jobs amid reports that 34 casinos have closed in Sihanoukville alone since a ban on foreign-based online gambling came into effect at the New Year. Cambodian officials have said they are committed to enforcing a nationwide ban on foreign-facing online operations driven by Prime Minister Hun Sen’s August…

Argentina – More strike action planned for Easter in Buenos Aires

Gaming unions have announced a series of measures over the upcoming Easter holiday in response to the closure of two casinos in the province of Buenos Aires. Workers will initiate a 48 hour strike in every casino in Buenos Aires on the 18 and 19 of April and may even block the main road leading…

Argentina – Strikes in Argentina as two casinos are scheduled to close

The Provincial Institute of Lottery and Casinos (IPLyC) has announced the imminent closure of two casinos in the coastal resort towns of Necochea and Mar de Ajó. IPLyC President Matías Lanusse sent a circular to gaming unions informing them that the definitive closing date of the Mar de Ajó and Necochea casinos will take place…

UK – Genting closes one of its Edinburgh casinos

Genting Casino has closed one of its Edinburgh casinos with the Ocean Drive venue near Leith Docks cashing out for the last time. Genting also operates casinos at Edinburgh Fountain Park and York Place. A Genting spokeswoman said: “Operating three casinos in close proximity has proved particularly challenging in the current trading environment. We completed…

Greece – Theros shuts Porto Rio Hotel & Casino following union demands

Following a series of disputes with its employees, Theros International Gaming has closed the doors to its Porto Rio Hotel & Casino in Greece with no indication as to when it might open again. The casino, located close to the city of Patras, situated overlooking the Korinthian bay, in western Greece, has been locked in…

Argentina – Buenos Aires facing casino strikes over closures

Casinos workers have agreed to a 24 hour long strike after Governor María Eugenia Vidal’s announcement that she will close three casinos and a bingo hall in the province of Buenos Aires. Earlier this month Vidal announced that she would cancel the casino licences of Mar de Ajó, Valeria del Mar and Necochea, as well…

Puerto Rico – San Juan Hotel & Casino closes in Puerto Rico

Another casino has been forced to close in Puerto Rico due to the country’s worsening economic crisis. The casino in the Hotel San Juan will not open on February 5 as had previously been planned once remodelling work on the hotel is complete. The decision means that 100 workers will lose their jobs. This is…

Argentina – Mendoza closes third casino for failing to attract tourists

The Governor of the province of Mendoza Alfredo Cornejo has closed Casino de Mendoza La Consulta, located in the town of La Consulta. The casino was granted a licence ten years ago, with the aim of attracting tourism to the area. However government officials have argued that the casino has done little to attract tourism…

Puerto Rico – Puerto Rico sector in crisis as ninth casino closes

Another casino in Puerto Rico has been forced to close due to the deepening economic crisis. The InterContinental San Juan Resort & Casino announced that it would be closing after being in operation for 15 years. General Manager of the hotel Michael Herrmann said that the owners had struggled for some time to keep the…