This week in gambling, we can expect brick-and-mortar casinos in B.C. to stay closed, and it will probably be like that for quite some time. In other news, the SBC Digital Summit has been held in great success, bringing new and insightful ideas to the gambling industry. We will also tell you about this new crazy online casino that doesn’t offer any bonuses and an exciting new live game by Evolution Gaming.
????This Week in Canada: B.C. Casinos Not Opening Anytime Soon
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry has announced, in no uncertain terms, that re-opening casinos is the lowest of priorities when it is time to lift the lockdown measures implemented as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. But is that really wise?
Casino revenues are some of the biggest sources of income for cities and community groups in the province. It has been recorded that about a whopping $982 million in casino money was allocated to the B.C. province in the fiscal year from 2018 to 2019 alone. Losing this significant amount of income could spell economic disaster for some places.
However, Dr. Henry has also said that she would have to be convinced that there are valid reasons and safe ways to implement re-opening of casinos to change her mind. Would $982 million be convincing enough?
???? This Week in the Rest of the World: SBC Digital Summit Provides Key Insights
An international, fully virtual conference for the betting and gaming industry, SBC Digital Summit, was held just last week. With more than 140 expert speakers, 4000 operators and 10,000 attendees, this is one huge online event, indeed!
With lockdowns being implemented pretty much across the entire globe, the revenue from live casinos has plummetted, with live casinos not being able to operate at their full capacity. With one of the most widespread pandemics in modern history upon us, we humans are starting to grasp at the idea of social distancing. Therefore, it’s unsurprising that the casino industry is heading towards a cashless environment.
The irony here is that online casinos are trying to incorporate more social options in the future, while land-based casinos will have to up their sanitization and social distancing measures.
????️ Brand New Casino This Week: Crazy Fox
May we introduce the new kid on the block: Crazy Fox Casino – a casino with no bonuses at all. Yep, you heard that right, no bonuses! So why are we even telling you about the casino? Well, it’s because all your rewards come in real money.
If you haven’t been having too much luck with your casino gaming, then this crazy casino might just be the right medicine for you. They offer 20% real money cashback to all losses – no fine print, no wagering requirements, no exceptions! Now, that’s what we like to hear!
???? Hot Game This Week: Mega Ball
Think bingo is a boring game only for old church-going ladies? Think again! Evolution Gaming has jazzed up the classic bingo game with extremely fast-paced action that could leave you breathless. Introducing, Mega Ball, a gameshow-style live dealer game combining the mechanics of bingo with the anticipation of drawing lottery balls plus massive multipliers. Purchase your cards at Royal Panda and find out if you’ve got what it takes to make more lines than old church-going ladies!