Tag Archives: COVID-19

Quentin Martin: Luckbox – Esports can bridge COVID-19 divides 

As the world adapts to the new sporting landscape amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, Luckbox’s CEO Quentin Martin has claimed that esports will be able to replace traditional betting sectors for punters as a short term solution. A nightmare 2020 has seen the global sporting calendar disrupted, with two of betting’s most profitable events the Grand National and Euro 2020 Championships …

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BetConstruct offers support to land-based casinos amid COVID-19 pandemic

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BetConstruct has stepped in to support land-based casinos amid the COVID-19 pandemic by live streaming casino games played in-venue on a dedicated online platform. This is part of the igaming software provider’s offer to help land-based casinos utilise physical resources by extending to the digital medium. The solution, said BetConstruct, provides answers to some of the problems facing land-based casinos …

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Treasury pledge delivers relief for retail and hospitality 

Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of the Exchequer, has declared that the UK government will take a ‘wartime approach’ to safeguard the UK economy and businesses of all sizes with a package of new measures. Flanked by PM Boris Johnson, Sunak announced that the Treasury department had reserved £330 billion in business loans (equivalent to 15% of GDP), helping the UK economy …

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BHA postpones UK racing until the end of April  

Issuing a statement, the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has confirmed that all British horseracing will be suspended until the end of April. The BHA stated that after taking into account the government’s recent advice regarding the growing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the only option was to suspend all racing in order to ensure that safety measures are secured. Nick Rust, Chief …

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AgiproNews Italian View – Retail lockdown sees betting face months of trauma

Complying with the Italian government’s ‘Public Health Decree’ sanctioned on Sunday 8 March, Italian gambling has officially gone into lockdown. The country at the centre of Europe’s COVID-19 pandemic has seen all retailers ordered to temporarily shut apart from food stores and pharmacies, as PM Giuseppe Conte enforces the toughest public stance minimising the spread of the virus and its …

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BoyleSports closes Irish retail estate in response to COVID-19

In line with the Irish government’s social-isolation policy due to COVID-19, independent bookmaker BoyleSports has confirmed that it will be closing its entire retail estate across the Republic of Ireland. The closure, which will impact 278 retail shops, will come into effect from 8pm on 18 March, and will remain in effect until after 29 March, at the earliest. Conor …

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Racing Victoria to hold meetings without spectators

In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Australia’s Racing Victoria (RV) has confirmed that racing across the state will take place behind closed doors. From tomorrow ‘until at least Monday 13 April’, only licensed trainers, registered stablehands, licensed jockeys, RV officials, club staff and essential personnel will be permitted to attend race meetings. RV has confirmed that temperature checks will …

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Winning Post: Betway Hammering piles on the pressure

As global news is dominated by the outbreak of COVID-19, industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners starts off the week by breaking down how the coronavirus has impacted the gambling industry, and at what point gambling needs to take a new approach to enforcement of regulation. Global: Covid 19 – It’s the end of the world as we know it…? There’s nothing …

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COVID-19 disruptions see Flutter revise 2020 guidance

FTSE100-listed Flutter Entertainment has become the first UK betting firm to revise its full-year 2020 corporate guidance. Issuing a market filing, Flutter anticipates that COVID-19 disruptions across core betting territories may result in a £90-110m decline in its group-wide full-year EBITDA results. Flutter governance has predicted that the COVID-19 outbreak will affect operations, as 78% of its group revenues are …

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Playtech shuts down Snaitech’s retail profile respecting Italian COVID-19 decree

Issuing a corporate filing, the governance of FTSE250 Playtech Plc has updated investors on its Italian market contingencies countering the COVID-19 virus outbreak. Stating that ‘Italy faces its darkest hours’, on Sunday night (8 March) Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte signed a decree that enforced severe restrictions on the movement of 16 million people within the regions of Lombardy and 15 …

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