Netherlands prohibits gambling advertising before 9pm

Gambling advertising in the Netherlands will be further restricted under new rules adopted this week by lawmakers.

Advertising for licensed lotteries and games of chance in the Netherlands is currently prohibited on radio and television between the hours of 6am and 7pm but will change according to product type under a [...]

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OPAP sees revenue fall 17% to €328.3m in first quarter

Athens-listed lottery and gaming operator OPAP has reported a 17 per cent fall in gross gaming revenue to €328.3m for the first quarter of 2020, following the closure of its retail stores and gaming halls due to COVID-19.

OPAP said that gross gaming revenue (GGR) was up 2 per cent year-on-year [...]

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Ladbrokes and Coral to reopen UK betting shops next week

London-listed gaming operator GVC Holdings has set out a comprehensive plan to safely reopen its Ladbrokes and Coral betting shops in the United Kingdom next week.

From Monday (15 June), all 2,445 GVC-owned outlets in England will open their doors, followed by the remainder of GVC’s estate as the devolved administrations [...]

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OPAP resumes VLT operations across Greece

Athens-listed gaming operator OPAP will resume its video lottery terminal (VLT) business later today across the company’s retail network in Greece.

With the Greek government gradually lifting restrictions that were introduced to contain the spread of COVID-19, OPAP’s VLT business will resume at all of the company’s PLAY and OPAP-branded retail [...]

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US growth fails to offset first quarter revenue decline for Intralot

Athens-listed gaming supplier and operator Intralot has reported a 47 per cent drop in revenue to €102.0m for the first quarter of 2020.

Intralot’s systems handled €3.7bn of worldwide wagers during the quarter, an increase of 6 per cent versus a year ago, benefiting from strong growth in Eastern Europe as [...]

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Louisiana Gaming Control Board gets new leadership

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has appointed Lieutenant Colonel Mike Noel of the state police as the new chairman of the Louisiana Gaming Control Board.

Noel has served with the force for over 30 years, most recently as assistant superintendent and chief of staff, prior to which he spent 17 years [...]

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Eldorado Resorts

Eldorado Resorts resumes operations in Missouri and Iowa

New York-listed casino operator Eldorado Resorts has resumed operations at a further five of its properties in Missouri and Iowa.

Three Missouri casinos reopened Monday following the suspension of operations in mid-March, including Isle of Capri Casino Hotel Boonville, Isle of Capri Casino Kansas City and Lumière Place Casino & Hotels.

The [...]

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Spain prepares for reopening of casinos and gaming facilities

The Spanish government will allow retail betting and gaming premises to reopen from next week in provinces and regions that have entered Phase 3 of the COVID-19 de-escalation plan.

Regulations published in the Official State Gazette over the weekend will allow casinos, gaming establishments, betting halls and other similar facilities to [...]

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UK gambling market falls to £14.3bn following land-based declines

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has revealed that the UK gambling market shrunk by 0.5 per cent to £14.3bn in the 12 month period between October 2018 and September 2019.

Total gross gambling yield (GGY) was down marginally compared to the April 2018 to March 2019 period, with GGY excluding lotteries [...]

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Scientific Games

Scientific Games rolls out contactless gaming solutions as US casinos reopen

New York-listed supplier Scientific Games has unveiled a new suite of contactless gaming solutions to assist casino operators with social distancing protocols as they reopen following COVID-19.

The new range of retail gaming solutions are aimed at helping players and team members stay safe in a post COVID-19 world, and include [...]

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Codere revenue slumps 21% in first quarter due to coronavirus-related closures

Madrid-listed gaming operator Codere has reported a 21 per cent fall in revenue to €278.5m for the first quarter of 2020, with results impacted by the temporary closure of its entire retail operations for most of March as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.

The closures had a significant impact on [...]

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Las Vegas casinos prepare to reopen next Thursday

Leading casino operators in Las Vegas will reopen their properties next week after Governor Steve Sisolak confirmed that the state is ready to begin Phase 2 of its reopening plan.

Under Phase two of the Nevada United: Roadmap to Recovery plan, the state’s casinos will be allowed to reopen from Thursday [...]

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