- GGPoker launches the biggest giveaway in the history of online poker.
- Big changes ready to happen in European online gambling.
- Struggles of casino staff continue across the US.
Even though people are slowly coming back to land-based casinos around the US, the internet remains the main playground of gaming fans. The popularity of online gambling sites keeps on growing, and it’s not just because of the COVID-19 social distancing measures. It’s also because online casinos have been giving away bonuses and promos that can only be described as awesome.
The same is the situation with online poker sites, which have been very generous in the last couple of days. On July 6, for example, GGPoker has launched its summer giveaway which is going to be the biggest in the history of online poker.
GGPoker’s Launches the $5 Million WSOP Season Giveaway
The 2020 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas was called off due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, the summer is not ruined for the poker lovers, given the fact that the land-based event was replaced by the World Series of Poker Online.
The online poker tournament has already started, with one bracelet event happening every day. From July 19, the bracelet tournaments will take place on the GGPoker platform. To celebrate the occasion, the online poker room has decided to reward its players with the biggest giveaway the world of poker has ever seen.
GGPoker is giving away $5 million to its players, split into six different types of promotions. This way, the platform is covering all the poker variants available, including Texas hold’em, Omaha, and others. The promotion has started on July 6 and will finish on August 30.
Online Gambling Laws to Go Through Some Changes in Europe
Over in Europe, some big changes seem to be on their way when online gaming is concerned. In the United Kingdom, the Gambling Commission has come up with a proposal that would tackle problem gambling and ensure responsible gaming.
The regulatory body is considering making some changes in the way online casinos operate in the United Kingdom. For instance, their suggestion is to eliminate the option for reverse withdrawals. The UK Gambling Commission also wants to introduce play limits for the players.
There are also some suggestions focused on online slot games. For example, the Commission believes that removing certain features would benefit the players. The options in question include quick spin, auto-play, and multiple-screen play.
In Germany, the union of gaming operators from the state of Schleswig-Holstein has come up with a suggestion that would limit their TV air time to a maximum of 17,000 minutes a month. The self-imposed measure is meant to bring casino operators and German lawmakers closer, which could be beneficial for future gambling laws.
US Casinos Confirm Staff Layoffs
The US casino industry is back in the game. We saw land-based casinos reopening in Las Vegas in May, followed by Atlantic City casinos at the start of July. That’s certainly great news for people working at those casinos, albeit not all of them.
In New Jersey, where Atlantic City casinos returned to business ahead of the Independence Day weekend, it’s still forbidden to serve food and drink inside the casino venues. What this practically means is that about 4,000 casino employees still don’t have a job to come back to.
The situation is even worse in Nevada. Some Las Vegas Strip casinos have announced their decision regarding permanent job reductions. In layman’s terms, casinos have decided to deal with the ongoing economic struggles caused by the COVID-19 crisis by laying people off.