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UK’s Genting Resorts World Casino ceases all live poker activity

by Nitya Jain Posted on 17 Jun, 2020

Last week, United Kingdom’s Betting and Gambling Council (BGC) announced the reopening of 148 casinos in the country after a temporary closure due to the rising cases of virus around the world. From 4th of July, the casino lovers could taste freedom as government of England stated that hospitality and leisure facilities could start off from 1st week of July.

But the pandemic has resulted in Genting ceasing all live poker activity in UK. One of the employee of Genting Resorts World Casino in Birmingham cardroom said that, “Genting will cease all live poker in their casinos.” The company is losing about 98 employees with over 20 to 50 jobs lost at each of Genting’s casino in the country. The casino announced the closure of three of its property in UK.

In January 2020, Genting announced its tour stops of the Genting Poker Series (GPS) which has been running for over 12 years. The series was about to feature 16 stops across the United Kingdom, 12 of these events had a buy-in of £225 and £35,000 guaranteed prize pool. The event was hugely popular due to its affordable buy-ins.

Recently, one of the cardroom operators posted an update on his Facebook handle saying, “Well, it’s been emotional. Thank you to all our poker players, hope you have a great experience. Thoughts to all my colleagues (family) that didn’t deserve this (although in current climate it was kind of expected) you are all superstars and proud to have had you in our team. Onwards and Upwards. PS anyone hiring?”

The union for leisure and hospitality workers, GMB revealed that the casinos of Bristol, Margate and Torquay are permanently closing. The President and COO of Genting UK, Paul Willcock, sent a statement to his employees which read, “The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has caused unprecedented challenges. It has had a huge financial impact on our business and caused significant uncertainty for the foreseeable future. I am therefore forced to contemplate some very difficult options to ensure survival.”

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