How Covid-19 paralyzed the industry—and what gaming can do to cope
The irony of closing the Hippodrome, very nearly re-opening and then finally welcoming customers through the door, is that it might have done us the power of good. In the longer term.
Most certainly it’s going to be tough while people slowly re-remerge from their bunkers and visit places other than their local supermarket and the nearby pub.
But lockdown has taught The Hippodrome a great deal.
2020 is a year which will be remembered forever. The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way we live our lives in ways which would have been unimaginable 12 months ago.
In the same way, it has proven enormously challenging for the betting and gaming industry. Like the rest of the country, the UK’s casinos and betting shops closed their doors in March as part of the national effort to slow the spread of the virus.
New Zealand boasts a plethora of breathtaking sceneries. Apart from being a hotspot for tourists, one thing is for sure; New Zealand is a hub for casino betting.
Financial uncertainties post coronavirus pandemic has left the world crumbling on the dead end. It is supposed to leave lingering economic scars that may take quite long to heal.
However, despite the economic fallout and associated stresses in financial and commodity markets, online gambling is booming and the popularity of online casino portals such as Rehanarabi.com is growing. It seems to be the one outlet that shall successfully pass through the worst times in the pandemic with less financial damage.
The American Gaming Association’s (AGA) Commercial Gaming Revenue Tracker features monthly and year-to-date gross gaming revenue (GRR) at a state and national level, broken down by individual gaming verticals.
July Commercial Gaming Revenue
When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, the entire world went into lockdown. The casino hubs and other businesses too had to shut down, and economies around the world went into a tizzy. However, even the entertainment and gambling world was in a fix as to whether people will consume their content now or not. With millions losing their jobs, everyone was looking for ways to survive. At that time, we saw that the online casino sector was still thriving and how! People began checking sites like Betfair, Betfred, and reading their reviews as they prepared to bet.
Slot machines can be rooted back in their 3-reel mechanical games, though most slots in the modern brick-and-mortar casinos may be played in video screens. However, when it comes to the online casino at Betsson Casino, all games are on video.
Sadly, Sir Solomon “Sol” Kerzner (1935-2020), “The Sun King”, passed away from cancer on March 21st 2020 at the age of 84, at his Leeukoppie Estate in Cape Town, South Africa. By: Niall Murray
Sol Kerzner was born on 23rd of August 1935 in Doornfontein, a modest suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. Born to immigrant Jewish parents Morris and Bertha Kerzner from Lithuania, Sol was the youngest of four children, and the only son.
Yulia Chopenko, the event coordinator of Smile-Expo company, answers the questions
Has the anticipation of gambling business legalization had an impact on the amount of interest in Ukrainian Gaming Week 2020?
Increased interest in the event was seen at all adoption stages of the law on gambling business legalization. Enactment of the new law drew even more attention to the exhibition.