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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…

UK – Gambling Commission data details Covid-19 impact on gambling behaviour

The Gambling Commission has published data showing how the easing of Covid-19 lockdown measures has impacted online and Licensed Betting Operator (LBO) gambling behaviour. The online gambling data, collected from the largest online operators, covers the months March through to August. Between July and August GGY decreased by a further 12 per cent (to £406m),…

Betby: pandemic product launches an opportunity

Betby shares its experiences of approaching the market with a new product during a pandemic. The software provider has built revolutionary sportsbook involving machine learning and artificial intelligence with premium quality data feeds, highlighted by the company’s Betby.Games range. This year brought unprecedented challenges as the Coronavirus pandemic swept across the world, leading to cancelled…

Austria – Setting the right example

Austria is a shining example of how the Coronavirus pandemic should be handled and it was one of the first countries to emerge from a month long strictly enforced lockdown. Austria’s first Coronavirus case was reported in late February and a nationwide lock down began on March 16 when public spaces were off limits although…

Austria – Assessing the impact of Covid-19

The Austrian Association for Betting and Gambling (OVWG) is the online gaming sector’s voice in Austria and strives to improve the dialogue between politics, authorities and operators. From a regulatory point of view, the OVWG aims for a modern regulation of online gambling and betting, which complies with EU law and market needs. Raffaela Zillner,…

Germany – Patir offers range of Separators and Dividers

Global seating specialist, Patir, has launched a range of new products completely manufactured within its own production facilities to help operators meet social distancing and public safety measures. The new range of Covid-19 protective separators and dividers for casinos and gaming halls can be used for slots, table games, poker, bingo, sports books, etc. Patir…

Cities of echoes

Italy was the first European country to instigate lockdown in the battle to beat the Coronavirus outbreak. It is also one of the countries most severely affected by the pandemic with over 235,000 cases and almost 33,900 deaths as of June 8. As of writing there were still, on average, 60 new deaths daily and…

Armenia – BetConstruct offers support to land casinos amid COVID-19 pandemic

BetConstruct is urging land businesses to unearth the potential of online operations, offering to extend casino brands to the digital medium by utilising its existing physical resources. Online solutions for land-based casinos is essentially a live streaming of casino games from the venue integrated onto a dedicated gaming platform. The solution opens up a number…

Malta – GiG issue operational update on COVID-19

Last week, GiG deployed its Business Contingency Plan (BCP) and have reported all systems and operations as performing well. GiG operates from various offices in several countries and local measures have been taken based on the recommendations from the various authorities. Casino operations have not been affected by the turmoil and daily Net Gaming Revenue…