CASINO SOUTH AFRICA S.Africa’s Sun closes casinos in Latin America over COVID-19 3 years ago Iwo Bulski Post Views: 609 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 EXPERTS SOUTH AFRICA Suspect arrested for robbery and impersonating Gambling Board official 20 hours ago Samuel ONLINE SOUTH AFRICA How to watch eSports from anywhere 21 hours ago Szarlot BETTING SOUTH AFRICA Hollywoodbets Announces Bafana Bafana Legend Teko Modise as a Brand Ambassador 4 days ago Samuel BETTING SOUTH AFRICA Pragmatic Play Expands South African Footprint with World Sports Betting 4 days ago Szarlot LOTTERIES SOUTH AFRICA South Africa has a new multi-millionaire 7 days ago Szarlot LOTTERIES SOUTH AFRICA R74m Powerball jackpot winner to report for work after claiming winnings 1 week ago Samuel ONLINE SOUTH AFRICA Hollywood Foundation partners with Responsible Gambling 1 week ago Szarlot BETTING SOUTH AFRICA Cricket’s Popularity Around The World 2 weeks ago Szarlot CASINO WORLD NEWS Novomatic Italia acquires majority shares in HBG Gaming 2 weeks ago Szarlot EXPERTS SOUTH AFRICA Ripple expands payments offering to Africa amid US regulatory pressure 2 weeks ago Samuel EXPERTS SOUTH AFRICA Wisani Ngobeni fights for his job, wants resignation declared invalid 2 weeks ago Szarlot LOTTERIES SOUTH AFRICA Twelve people have become multi-millionaires in the Lotto 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.