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China – COVID-outbreak in Fujian to derail Macau’s recovery again

With Macau’s casino operators eyeing the profitable October Golden Week holiday, a breakout of COVID-19 infections in the province of Fujian on mainland China is threatening to curb any growth in gaming revenues. Following an outbreak in Nanjing in August, which resulted in the lowest monthly total in a year, gaming revenues have rapidly climbed…

China – First infections since February 2020 see Macau move into state of ‘immediate pandemic prevention’

Macau has entered a state of ‘immediate pandemic prevention’ with the government stating ‘Macau is now facing a high risk of COVID-19 transmission and pandemic outbreak in the local community.’ A family of four tested positive for the Delta variant, becoming the first infections in Macau for almost a year and a half. “In order…

Italy – Italy’s casino customers will need to show Green Pass to play

Customers wanting to enter Italian casinos and bingo hall will have to show proof of immunity from August 6 with a Green Pass needed to prove whether they have received at least one vaccine dose in the last nine months, have tested negative in the last 48 hours or has recovered from COVID-19 in the…

US – Nevada casino workers told to wear masks

The Clark County Commission has voted to reintroduce the mandatory wearing of face masks by casino employees across Nevada jurisdiction, with the ruling being imposed for any staff members working in indoor public spaces. Several Las Vegas casino operators, including Sands, have pushed to reimpose mask mandates for employees regardless of vaccination status, following new…

Mexico – AIEJA pitches Mexican gaming recovery by February next year

The President of the Association of Permit Holders, Operators and Suppliers of the Entertainment and Gambling Industry in Mexico (AIEJA), Miguel Ángel Ochoa has said the Mexican casino sector will not recover until February next year. He confirmed that 2020 was one of the worst years for the Mexican casino industry, which crashed from a…

India – Goa casinos to remain closed as COVID cases spike

With Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant extending a statewide curfew until July 26, Delta Corp has confirmed its casinos in Goa will remain closed. The operator said: “Due to the surge in COVID-19 cases being witnessed in Goa, the Government of Goa inter-alia has extended the restrictions in the state till July 26, 2021. Accordingly,…

Germany – Gauselmann Group offering vaccinations to local company workers

Gauselmann Group is offering its vaccination campaign into employees of companies from the region. Company Founder and CEO Paul Gauselmann said: “We can only win the fight against the pandemic together. That is why I think it goes without saying that we also make our infrastructure available to other companies in the region who may…

South Africa – Latest closures in South Africa see Sun’s shares slide by nine per cent

Casinos in South Africa will be forced to close again, following an announcement from South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa that due to an increase in infections of the Delta variant of COVID-19, casinos, gyms and fitness centers, nightclubs, restaurants (except for food deliveries and takeaways), conferencing exhibition, and entertainment facilities, must close their doors from…

Australia – The Star Sydney forced to shut for fourth time following latest COVID outbreak

Star Entertainment has confirmed that it has been forced to suspended almost all operations for at least the next seven days at its The Star Sydney property following new advise announced by the New South Wales government to battle COVID-19. Matt Bekier, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of The Star Entertainment Group , said:…