CASINO SOUTH AFRICA S.Africa’s Sun closes casinos in Latin America over COVID-19 3 years ago Iwo Bulski Post Views: 633 South Africa’s Sun International said on Tuesday that it will close all of its casinos in Chile, along with its hotels and food and beverage operations, in response to instructions received from Chilean gambling authorities. The hotel and casino operator said in a statement it received the instructions from the Chilean Superintendency of Gambling Casinos as the Latin American country rushes to contain the spread of the coronavirus that has killed more than 7,000 people globally. Sun International said it will be closing the operations from March 18- March 29. “The relevant authorities have also closed our operations in Peru, Argentina, Colombia and Panama and at this stage it is not certain when they will be allowed to reopen. The measures taken are in accordance with the instructions of the pertinent authorities, in order to ensure the containment of the spread of the virus. The authorities will continue to monitor the situation to determine when we will be permitted to reopen.” Casino companies have already reported a pinch in their businesses targeting wealthy tourists from Asia due to travel restrictions related to the coronavirus, but shutting doors also keeps away domestic gamblers. Sun International added that it was not yet possible to determine the effects of the closures. On Monday, CEO Anthony Leeming said the firm was already handling cancellations of conference bookings and events by clients as companies rush to contain the spread of the coronavirus. About Post Author Iwo Bulski Issues related to the gambling business is engaged in more than 30 years. My empirical experience gives me the opportunity to present events and companies from this business with full knowledge and industry knowledge. See author's posts Iwo BulskiIssues related to the gambling business is engaged in more than 30 years. My empirical experience gives me the opportunity to present events and companies from this business with full knowledge and industry knowledge. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Tags: South Africacasino, Sun International Continue Reading Previous What is the most popular sport in Africa?Next Do South Africans love sport? You bet! More Stories LOTTERIES SOUTH AFRICA Key legal files involving Lottery’s multimillion 2 days ago Szarlot BETTING HOT NEWS SOUTH AFRICA Sports betting, turnover is growing but so are suspicious matches 2 days ago Iwo Bulski CASINO How Do You Figure Out If a Slot Machine Will Win? 3 days ago Szarlot CASINO SOUTH AFRICA Where in the world are the most luxury casino destinations? 3 days ago Szarlot CASINO ZIMBABWE Zimbabwe: Man killed at a gambling table 4 days ago Samuel BETTING SOUTH AFRICA Analyzing the top 5 online sports betting platforms in South Africa 5 days ago Szarlot EXPERTS SOUTH AFRICA Operators Betting Big On Africa’s Booming iGaming Industry 6 days ago Iwo Bulski CASINO SOUTH AFRICA Sun International bets big on gambling growth 6 days ago Iwo Bulski LOTTERIES SOUTH AFRICA Lottery scandal: R1m paid to influencer in South Africa 1 week ago Samuel CASINO SOUTH AFRICA Sun International on a roll as gamblers spend big after pandemic 2 weeks ago Samuel CASINO SOUTH AFRICA Kimberley’s Flamingo Casino comes of age 2 weeks ago Szarlot EXPERTS SOUTH AFRICA Three weeks until Big Africa Summit 2023 2 weeks ago Iwo Bulski Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.