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26th March 2020

CDI furloughs employees at closed locations

Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) has temporarily furloughed employees at venues closed by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. In addition, all remaining salaried CDI employees will…

26th March 2020

Boyd withdraws dividend after Covid-19 closures

Land-based gaming operator Boyd Gaming has suspended its quarterly cash dividend due to the continued effects of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. The decision came…

26th March 2020

Washington Governor signs off on tribal sports betting bill

Washington’s Governor Jay Inslee has signed off on a bill that will legalise sports betting at tribal gambling facilities in the state. House Bill 2638…

26th March 2020

Nevada to permit wagering on Counter-Strike ESL Pro League

The Nevada Gaming Control Board has given its approval for licensed operators in the state to begin accepting bets on esports competition, the ESL Pro…

26th March 2020

AGA hails Senate passage of $2tn disaster aid bill

The American Gaming Association (AGA) has hailed the passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act through the US Senate, saying it…

25th March 2020

PokerStars founder Scheinberg pleads guilty to illegal gambling charge

Isai Scheinberg, founder of PokerStars, has pled guilty in a New York court to running a multi-million dollar unlawful internet gambling business. Scheinberg pled guilty…

25th March 2020

FanDuel, PointsBet and Fox Bet among latest CO licensees

Colorado’s Limited Gaming Control Commission (CLGCC) has awarded a new round of sports betting licenses, including online permits for Fox Bet, FanDuel and PointsBet. At…

25th March 2020

Golden Matrix sees new client boom amid casino shut-down

Social gaming solutions provider Golden Matrix Group has licensed its GM-X platform to 24 new clients, and expects this number to grow significantly, as operators…

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25th March 2020

GAN reiterates 2020 forecast despite Covid-19

Gambling software supplier GAN has reiterated its confidence in its 2020 forecast, which projected revenue of $37m-$39m, even as the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) affects its…

25th March 2020

MGM commits $1m to employee coronavirus fund

Casino operator MGM Resorts has announced a number of initiatives to support people in the US impacted financially by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, including…

24th March 2020

Final US commercial casinos close amid Covid-19 outbreak

The American Gaming Association (AGA) has repeated its call for the federal government to support the US gambling industry after the last remaining commercial casinos…

24th March 2020

KamaGames and Hard Rock launch social casino app

Social gaming operator KamaGames has linked up with Hard Rock International to launch a new social casino mobile application. Hard Rock Blackjack features a range…

24th March 2020

Clarion Gaming postpones ICE North America

Clarion Gaming managing director Kate Chambers has confirmed that ICE North America, originally due to take place in May this year, has been postponed as…

23rd March 2020

Loto-Québec sets online focus as retail sales suspended

Loto-Québec has switched its focus to online after it temporarily suspended retail sales in response to provincial government measures to slow the spread of novel…

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