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Spain – Valencia workers union demands gambling premises be reopened

Valencia’s Union of Gaming Hall Workers (UTSAJU) wants the President of the Generalitat of Valencia, Ximo Puig, to reopen casinos, slot halls, bingo halls and sports betting locations saying they have been closed for 76 days ‘without any health justification.’ UTSAJU Spokesman, Vicente Contreras, said the futures of 2,500 employees were now at risk following…

Poland – Century forced to close Polish casinos

Century Casinos temporarily closed its Polish casinos on March 19, 2021 through April 9, 2021, subject to potential extensions, to comply with quarantines issued by the Polish government to contain the spread of COVID-19. The Poland operating segment contributed one per cent of the company’s Adjusted EBITDA for the year ended December 31, 2020. Century…

Poland – Century Casinos forced to close its Polish casinos

Century Casinos temporarily closed its Polish casinos from December 28, 2020 through to January 18, 2021 to comply with quarantines issued by the Polish government to contain the spread of COVID-19. The Poland operating segment contributed four per cent of the Company’s Adjusted EBITDA for the three months ended September 30, 2020. The company said:…

US – Pennsylvania casino gaming operations suspended until 2021

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has announced it will be working with the 12 operating casinos in the Commonwealth on closing procedures as part of a COVID-19 mitigation order announced by Governor Tom Wolf. Under the order, casinos will cease all gaming activities and patron entry by 12:01 a.m. Saturday, December 12th. The order impacts…

Denmark – Danish casinos to shut until after the New Year

The Danish Gambling Authority Spillemyndigheden has said that in connection with the lockdown of 38 municipalities, restaurants, gambling arcades and casinos will close in these municipalities from December 9 2020 until January 3 2021. The association said: “The closure is carried into effect in order to prevent the Covid-19 virus from spreading further in 38…

South Korea – Seoul casinos forced to shut up shop again as infections rise

Having recently had their capacity limits further reduced, casinos in the South Korean capital city of Seoul have now been told to close for two weeks due to the rise in COVID-19 infections. The Seoul Metropolitan Government has increased the city’s restrictions to Level 2 forcing the closure of Seoul’s four foreigner-only casinos; Grand Korea…

UK – UK Government accused of ‘ill-informed and arbitrary’ decision making over latest casino closures

The British Government has been accused of behaving in an ‘ill-informed and arbitrary’ way over the decision to order the closure of betting shops and casinos in Lancashire and Merseyside despite a lack of evidence that they contribute to the spread of Covid-19. Betting and Gaming Council chief executive Michael Dugher has written to Business…

Canada – Loto-Québec forced to close many of its casinos again

Canadian casino and lottery group Loto-Québec has been forced to close some of its operations again following a spike in COVID-19 infections. It confirmed: “Following the press conference by the Premier of Quebec on October 13, and in accordance with its commitment to respect the measures dictated by the government, Loto-Québec will temporarily suspend several…

UK – Casinos forced to close in Liverpool as infections rise

Casinos, betting shops and adult gaming centres in Liverpool were the only ones that have been forced to close again the UK, following the introduction of a three-tier system to try and slow the spread of the second wave of COVID-19. The North West city has three casinos, two owned by Genting and one by…