Casino closures

Not all casinos will stay open as long as Casino de Spa in Belgium which opened in 1763 or the 400-year-old Casinò di Venezia on the Grand Canal. Sometimes the slots and tables will move from a riverboat to land as they did in Indiana, sometimes the casinos simply fail due to market forces or mismanagement as many have in Atlantic City. And while rarer, some will simply not open with a viable concept and close within a year as happened in Las Vegas in January 2018.

While not all closures result in the property being imploded, we cover those spectacular events here as well. In some instances a story in this section will lead you to more information in Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships; Fines, Lawsuits & Litigation; or Casino Sales. Whatever the future holds for the places haunted by Lady Luck, you will find their stories here.

Veikkaus Announces Structural Changes And Tampere Casino Closure Ahead of Gambling Reforms in Finland

Veikkaus, Finland's exclusive gambling operator, announces a series of changes to the company's structure as the Finnish gambling market is getting ready for the transition to a multi-license gambling system sc...

London’s Iconic Crockfords Casino Closes After 195 Years For The Lack of High Rollers

Crockfords Casino, the iconic London property owned by the Genting gaming group, closes after 195 years of operations. The legendary home to high rollers closes over the owner's allegations that the city of Lon...

Veikkaus Changes Corporate Structure And Faces Capacity Reductions Due to Upcoming Legislation

As Finland moves along the path to open up for the online gambling market specifying January 2026 as the latest deadline to launch the respective licensing system, the country's commitment to end the monopoly g...

Casino Victoria de Grasse To Cease Operations For Good

Following one-day strike employee strike that was reported on July 10, 2023, Casino Victoria de Grasse located in the Alpes-Maritimes jurisdiction of France, has decided to cease operations for good. The decisi...

95 Jobs Cut As Crown Sydney Shuts Down One Of Its Two Gaming Floors

Crown Sydney, which is owned by Crown Resorts, has shut down one of its two gaming spaces and cut 95 jobs only a year following its opening. The only VIP casino for global gambling high-rollers: The casin...

Macau Jockey Club To Reportedly Host Its Final Race This Saturday

Recently, reports surfaced that the fate of horse racing in Macau could be in jeopardy as signs indicate that the "Macau Jockey Club (MJC) will soon lose its right to run racing in the SAR." However, nothing is...

OKBet Unexpectedly Halts Operations; Shuts Down Every VIP Room In Philippines

OKBet Infinity Inc, a flagship online gaming and junket operator, has halted its operations along and shut down its VIP rooms in the Philippines without prior notice. Decision made by the Board of Directors:...

Stronach Group Reveals Permanent Closure Of Golden Gate Fields Racetrack To Focus On Santa Anita Racing

Recently, the Ontario-based Stronach Group revealed that it will officially close Golden Gate Fields racetrack for good this fall, once the last scheduled race at the San Francisco Bay Area racetrack is complet...

WARN Notice Submitted By Vernon Downs; Casino Prepares To Close

New York's Vernon Downs Hotel Casino has filed a WARN notice with the New York State Department of Labor outlining plans to officially close by the end of this year and discharge all 249 of its workers. Plan...
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Layoff for Hundreds of Employees in Victoryland Casino – What’s Behind This Decision?

These days, all we hear are layoffs at Twitter, Google, and Amazon. But they aren’t the only ones who recently needed to fire many employees. Macon County’s Victoryland Casino laid off hundreds of employees. Dr...