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Latvia – Another six slot halls told to close in Riga

Riga City Council has cancelled the operating licences of six slot halls for breaking new urban planning rules, as they were all based in housing areas or close to Riga’s historic centre protection zone. According to Latvia’s gambling legislation, local governments can revoke casino, gambling, bingo hall and betting shop licenses, if they believe the…

Peru – Peru’s casinos forced to close again from January 31

Peru President Francisco Sagasti has ordered most of the country’s casinos and slot halls to shut again from January 31 as the number of COVID-related deaths hit 40,107. After the Christmas and New Year’s Eve festivities, daily infections increased from 1,000 to more than 5,000. Casinos located in the extreme and very high levels must…

UK – Genting permanently closes its casino in Southport

Malaysian operator Genting is permanently closing its Genting Casino in Southport, in the north west of England, with 38 staff members facing redundancy. Genting said the closure was ‘simply unavoidable’ due to the lack of business due to the COVID-closures. It has already closed casinos in Margate, Torquay and Bristol and has reduced its workforce…

France – Casino de Saint-Nectaire becomes first French fatality of coronavirus pandemic

The Casino de Saint-Nectaire, owned SAS Casino de Saint-Nectaire and located in town of Puy de Dôme in central France, has been put into liquidation by the Clermont-Ferrand commercial court, becoming the first collateral victim of the coronavirus epidemic in France. The independently-owned casino had been in receivership since November 22, 2019 but the two…

US – With capacity limits slashed to 25 per cent, more Las Vegas casinos opt for midweek closures

With casinos across the United States beginning a second round of COVID-closures, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak has confirmed new measures for Las Vegas’ casinos with capacity falling from 50 per cent to 20 per cent. Masks must now be worn at all times when around people not part of their immediate household, whether indoors or…

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…

Germany – German Court rejects application against closure of gambling halls

The 3rd Senate of the Higher Administrative Court of the State of Saxony-Anhalt has rejected the urgent application of an operator of two gaming halls in Halle (Saale) which were ordered to close from November 2, 2020 to November 30. The Higher Administrative Court considered it open as to whether the ordinance rules meet the…

US – DiamondJacks Casino and Hotel permanently closes

As casinos in North America begin to reopen, DiamondJacks Casino & Hotel in Bossier City has confirmed the facility would not reopen after the state’s mandated closure period concludes, due to business circumstances caused by the unexpected impact of the coronavirus. All casino employees have been notified and are eligible to apply for unemployment benefits,…

Ireland – Fitzwilliam Card Club closes in Dublin after losing its house edge

After 16 years of operation, Dublin’s Fitzwilliam Card Club, a private members’ casino, has been forced to close with 78 people losing their jobs. Its owners, The Golden Horseshoe, said it would cease trading ‘effective immediately.’ It laid the blame at the door of the Gaming and Lotteries (Amendment) Act, 2019, claiming that parts of…