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Ecuador – Ecuador looking to reintroduce casinos to stimulate economy

The Government in Ecuador is looking at various economic projects to accelerate itself from the financial woes of the pandemic with one suggestion being the legalisation of casinos and slot halls, ten years after outlawing them. There has been growing support for casinos being reintroduced as part of an economic reactivation plan with Minister of…

US – Detroit casinos to lose $67m during three-week shutdown

Michigan’s commercial casinos all must close for three weeks, as the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services issued an emergency order Nov. 15. With COVID-19 cases at an all-time high in the state, the emergency order forces the casinos to close from November 18 to December 8. The state’s commercial casinos, all located in…

UK – Betting and Gaming Council wants British government to take ‘science-led approach’ and reopen casinos

The Betting and Gaming Council has called on the Government to take a ‘science-led approach’ and allow casinos and betting shops to safely reopen when the latest England-wide COVID lockdown ends. The standards body, which represents the regulated betting and gaming industry, said there was no evidence that the venues have contributed to the spread…

Costa Rica – Casinos get the green light to reopen in Costa Rica

Having been closed since mid-March, casinos in Costa Rica will be allowed to reopen on October 9 following an announcement from the Economy Ministry (MEIC) and the Tourism Board. Tourism Minister Gustavo Segura said casinos located in hotels will be allowed to reopen bu that guests must pass a temperature screening. Slots and chips will…

UK – London casinos fear ‘catastrophic’ impact of 10pm curfew

London’s casinos have offered to close their bars if plans for a Covid curfew in the capital go ahead amid warnings the shutdown could cost thousands of jobs. Sadiq Khan, the London Mayor, is thought to be in favour of a curfew, which would see leisure and hospitality venues forced to close their doors at…

UK – BGC calls out First Minister’s comments likening casinos to nightclubs

Welsh First Minister, Mark Drakeford, during a Facebook Live session on Monday likened casinos to nightclubs in risk profile for the spreading of coronavirus. Industry Standards Body, the Betting and Gaming Council, strongly contests this assertion and has called on the First Minister and members of Public Health Wales to visit a local casino to…

Brazil – Brazil’s hotel sector wants existing resorts to get casinos

Members of Brazil’s hotel sector and other professionals belonging to the tourism industry have expressed their concern over the legislative proposal that would allow for the building of large scale integrated casino resorts, according to statements made at the meeting of the Joint Parliamentary Front in Defence of Tourism (FRENTUR). Present at the meeting held…

Uruguay – Anti-laundering fine set at US$2m for Uruguay’s casinos

Casinos in Uruguay that do not report suspicious transactions could be fined as much as up to US$2m, according to new regulations put in place by the National Anti-laundering Secretariat. Director of the division said that in Uruguay there are four participants that have a legal responsibility to report suspicious activity, two private casinos: Enjoy…

Brazil – Governor of Minas Gerais wants casinos in his State

Brazilian businessman and Governor of the state of Minas Gerais, Romeu Zema has come out in support of integrated resort casinos in the state. Talking to local daily O Tempo Governor Romeu Zema said that as long as measures are in place to prevent fraud and organised crime he would give casinos his backing. “The…