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COVID-19 UPDATE - EUROPE European Casino Association


2020 are likely to decline by between 30 per cent and 60 per cent compared to 2019. For some individual casino operations that were already confronted with economic challenges before the Coronavirus, the crisis may mean the end.


Securing the continued existence of casino operations throughout Europe now requires a joint effort on the part of employees, management, owners, suppliers, regulators, and governments – all of whom have a role to play in ensuring that their local casinos can continue down their previously successful path and overcome the major challenges they currently face.


Te closure of the European casino operations has had an economic impact not only on their own employees and shareholders, but also on entire regions and cities. Casinos are part of Europe’s cultural heritage; many of them are located in historical buildings and have a long traditions. Tey are important tourist attractions that generate a high level of added regional economic value.


European land-based casinos do not focus solely on gambling, they are also popular dining venues and offer a wide range of other entertainment options. Some casinos are major event organisers in their respective regions. Last but not least, they are also important employers, since the nature of the high level of personal service required makes operating a casino a particularly labour- intensive business. Only now are many politicians coming to realise the economic benefits of land-based casinos for a region and how many more jobs they create than online offers.


Te ECA is convinced that the European casino industry will emerge from this crisis stronger and more confident than ever before. Casinos are part of our cultural heritage, they are social places and entertainment venues, they are personal and service-oriented, they provide gambling in a responsible and safe way in line with their national license requirements and they certainly take care of their guests – thus ensuring that gambling remains what it is supposed to be, namely a fun pastime.


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Liechtenstein is the latest market in Europe that has opened licensed casino gaming and is developing into a gambling hotspot due to its location between Austria, Switzerland and Germany. Te casinos here were closed on March 16 until June 6 due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Tomas Pirron of Casino Schaanwald provides some insight: www.das-casino.li/


Background to casino operations Casino Schaanwald is part of the Casinos Austria International Group. Te casino has 130 slots on two levels, eight live game tables and employs 75 people. Casino Schaanwald was the first casino in which all tables and slots can be played with two currencies (Euro and Swiss Franc). At the tables there are two chip sets and at each slot you can play in Euro or Swiss Franc mode. Casino Schaanwald is the only full-fledged smoker's casino of the Casinos Austria International group. Te casino also features the unique SNAP Jackpot which is a world novelty and can only be played at Casino Schaanwald. Regarding Coronavirus Lockdown, the casino had to remain closed from March 16 until June 6.


Safety measures implemented In the casino, a self-developed protection concept is used, which has been classified as suitable by the health authorities. Tis means that a minimum distance of 1.5 metres must be maintained between the players or alternatively a partition must be erected. As a result, we had to erect over 100 glass/plexiglass walls in the casino. Tere is a maximum number of guests who can be in the casino at the same time. Te employees wear protective


visors and gloves in the service area. All guests and employees undergo a daily temperature control. Tere is no obligation to wear face masks. Disinfection of hands is mandatory upon entry to the casino and before participating in the live game. Money and chips are disinfected daily. Tere are temperature measures for personnel and training and briefings on the protection concept.


Have customers returned? Te Casino Schaanwald has very loyal regulars and after a relatively short period of time was able to return to the results of the previous year, despite Corona protection concept and increased competition in the country (two new casinos since the end of 2019).


What’s the outlook for this year? Te biggest change for the Casino Schaanwald is that the events that were held in large numbers last year will probably not anymore be possible in 2020. Nevertheless, based on the results since June, we are looking positively into the near future and are concentrating more on customer service and the performance of the employees in order to continue to meet the high demands of our customers.


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